Glen Campbell interview, September 1988

Hearing that one of my favourite performers had died shook me. I knew Glen Campbell had dementia and it would eventually take his life, but the reality of his passing hit me hard. Here is one of the most talented performers ever. He was a much in-demand session player, admired by his peers and a genuinely nice…

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Johnny Cash and The Million Dollar Quartet

Like Elvis‘ hit “That’s All Right Mama”, I couldn’t begin to tell you what ran through my mind when I first heard Johnny Cash sing “I Walk The Line”. It was a little Hank Williams, it was a little Elvis and a whole lot innovative. We first met at the Division Street Corral in Portland…

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Jerry Lee Lewis and The Million Dollar Quartet

You may or may not like Jerry Lee Lewis, but there is no denying the talent of this extraordinary performer. I brought “The Killer” to Vancouver many times over the decades. During one of those concert dates in the early Sixties, he was not happy with the piano provided for him so he slid it…

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Carl Perkins and The Million Dollar Quartet

As a deejay I was more than aware of the talents of Carl Perkins. Rick Nelson stated that Carl was one of his favourites as did the Beatles when their careers took off. Rick and the Beatles also recorded many of Carl’s songs on their albums. I met Carl in 1986 when I produced The…

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Grace McCarthy Passes at 89

Grace McCarthy was a truly great force in British Columbia. Her passion for the province was incredible. She was one of the first female politicians In B.C. and she blazed a path for so many who followed. The late Roy Jacques commented that she had the best legs in the legislature. Very funny when you consider…

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Sir Roger Moore, 1927-2017

Sir Roger Moore replaced Sean Connery when he tired of the James Bond series. Roger had been very successful on British television with a couple of highly rated series including Ivanhoe and The Saint. He played the British secret agent in seven feature films between 1973 and 1985. Roger became an ambassador for the United Nations which brought him…

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A Very Special West Fine Art Show

The West Fine Art Show was a very special event for Carole and I as they were saluting our late son Jeff. He never got the chance to achieve his dreams as Crohn’s Disease took his life at the age of 33. He was an outstanding kid with many hopes yet to be realized. It is a…

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