Remembering Vancouver’s Danceland

This amazing shot is the only one I have seen with Danceland prominent in the photo. Danceland, at the corner of Robson and Hornby streets, was a major venue in Vancouver and played host to Ike & Tina Turner, The Coasters, Bobby Darin, Roy Orbison and many other R&B and early rock and roll bands. …

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Macy Gray At The “Rock”

Macy Gray came to the River Rock Show Theatre for a one night appearance.  The R&B singer-songwriter has had five Grammy nominations, winning one.  She has appeared as an actor in movies such as Spiderman and Training Day with Denzel Washington.  Even though she had been recording for years it was her appearance on the…

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Brent Butt At The “Red”

Brent Butt, Canada’s most successful comedic actor, appeared once again at the Red Robinson Show Theatre to a sold out audience. Brent is a warm and wonderful human being and his creative mind produced Corner Gas, the biggest comedy hit in Canadian TV history. He keeps busy with new projects and continues to make appearances…

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Eric Burdon At The “Rock”

Eric Burdon of The Animals fame came to the River Rock Show Theatre. We had met before, but this time we talked about his career and how his group became a major part of the British Invasion in the mid-Sixties. His song House of  the Rising Sun became a major hit. I wonder if the…

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Hit Parade Hall Of Fame Inductees

As a director of the Hit Parade Hall of Fame I thought you might be interested in the latest inductees. Please take a moment to see the concept and read about past inductees. This idea is long overdue and covers musical celebrities who may not have been recognized in the past in any Hall of…

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Congratulations, David Marsden!

Alternative radio pioneer David Marsden will be honored with a Canadian Music Hall Of Fame Award during Music Week as part of the week-long Juno Awards celebration. David was known as Dave Mickey when he appeared on Music Hop with the CBC.  He had many roles in Toronto and Vancouver radio. David and I met…

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76 for Elvis

If Elvis had lived he would have turned 76 on January 8. I personally can’t imagine him at 76. He is locked in my memory as a young rocker who changed the music world forever. Because I had the special honor of meeting him in 1957 and  emceeing many Elvis Tribute Week shows in Memphis…

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