Lenny Lee Goldsmith was a minor figure in the Bay Area music scene in the early 1970s, most notably as lead singer of the band Sweathog, who had one charting hit in 1972. He is probably best known as the father of Griffin and Taylor Goldsmith of the band Dawes. In the mid-1980s, singer Michael Jeffries left Tower of Power in the middle of a tour. Auditions for a new singer were hastily arranged, and Lenny auditioned and got the job to complete the remaining dates of the tour. By all accounts (and audio confirms), he was so god-awful that he was fired after just TWO gigs, and bandleader Emilio Castillo ended up doing lead vocals for the remainder of the tour. But Goldsmith grossly exaggerates and drops his Tower of Power connection without fail and at every opportunity. There are articles all over the internet that attest to this. Particularly galling is an article in The Malibu Times from 2014 where these exaggerations are inflated to the point of preposterousness. Even an article on Griffin Goldsmith in Drumhead magazine describes his father as "Legendary Ex-Tower of Power singer Lenny Goldsmith." Legendary? After two gigs? In another, he mentions his "magnificent two year stint" with TOP. I mentioned all this to Emilio Castillo before a TOP gig two years ago, and he was not only aware of it, but very angry at the cheapening of the TOP name. He said he would like to tell me his true feelings about Lenny, but as a born-again Christian, he did not use language like that any longer. I've spent a lot of time trolling Lenny on the internet for the past few years, and have no plans on stopping. He's a fraud, and needs to be exposed for what he is.