The Northwest tour was to be Love Song's last. Growing both musically and spiritually, the members had found the confines of the group format to be too restrictive to continue in its present form at that time. There were new musical horizons to be explored, new circumstances to stimulate their personal growth as Christians. Thus, it was decided to disband with an open mind to whatever would be God's will concerning the group's future.
"Final Touch," the second of Love Song's vinyl scrap books, was released in the spring of 1974 amidst a flurry of publicity. In fact, the pre-release sales alone for "Final Touch" were far more than any previous contemporary gospel album in Word, Inc.'s 23-year history.
For the time being, Love Song as a physical entity is dormant. No one knows when the hibernation will end, but that doesn't really matter. You see, Love Song has left us far more than memories of personal appearances and a couple of articulate recordings. Love Song has left us a legacy.
In a world of imitators, Love Song has been an originator, the first domino which started the others going. And, although they had the privilege of being first in quite a number of things, Love Song has looked at their opportunities, not in a sense of pride, but with a sense of gratitude, gratitude for the way the Lord allowed them to pave the ground for other people.
For Christians, as for Love Song, popularity is insignificant. What really counts is the message -- an uncompromising communication of Christ's love for a lost world. And maybe, just maybe, Love Song's greatest contribution is that its music is helping the rest of us communicate that message a whole lot better.
History taken from the Love Song "Memories" book - 1974
William Funkhouser III
Oscar Williams III