John Tatum was guitarist and an original member of 'The Earwigs' and 'The Spiders', performing with the band almost from the very beginning at Cortez High. He left in the summer of 1966 to join a band with Bill Spooner (The Tubes), ironically to replace Michael Bruce who in turn joined 'The Spiders'.
After leaving 'The Spiders' Tatum had a band called 'Majik' and toured the world with the USO playing multiple instruments including lead vocals, electric and acoustic guitar, and keyboards. He is now an 'Ordained Music Minister' with a bachelor degree in music from ASU, and is currently producing a Christian Radio show in the J†M recording studio. Tatum and wife Rebecca currently lead worship and praise at many churches, and for Evangelist Dennis Tinerino. They have an album out called 'Christ Jesus Is The King' which can be obtained from CDBaby. The album won several awards including three Billboard 'World Wide Music' awards and two 'Great American Song Contest' awards.