Zombies, Strawbs At The “Rock”

Just in time for Hallowe’en, the British Invasion group The Zombies came to the River Rock Show Theatre. These original band members are still together after all these years and sounding better than ever. Their hits in North America include She’s Not There, Tell Her No and Time of the Season. The Zombies appeared as…

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Memories From The Family Photo Album

I was going through some historic family photos and came across this photo of my grandfather and my two uncles taken in 1916 on Vancouver Island. All are gone now but the true time machine is the camera and the film it produces. My granddad was one of the first railroad engineers on Vancouver Island…

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Peter Frampton At The “Rock”

I first met Peter Frampton in 1997 at the old Hard Rock Cafe on Hastings Street.  At the time I interviewed him for Global TV’s The Performers. Peter recalled that interview when we met at the River Rock Show Theatre. It was a great reunion talking about his career and his travels around the world…

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In The Air… Or On The Air?

When my brother Bill and I were growing up we joined Air Cadets. The photo was taken in 1950. 135 Squadron was in the #2 Supply Depot under the Burrard Bridge, in what is now Vanier Park. We both had ambitions to be pilots at the time. A radio opportunity came along for me and…

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Rickles Meets The Hockey Pucks

This candid shot was taken by photographer Kevin Statham as Don Rickles entered the rehearsal hall for his meet and greet at the “Red”. He instantly began humorously attacking everyone. In the right side of the photo is his personal manager Tony “O” who used to work for Sinatra. Behind me is one of the…

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Great Memories, Frank Callaghan passes, SHORE deal nixed

A great flashback to 1963 with CFUN good guys Al Jordan, with microphone in hand and Fred Latremouille with unidentified hostess in hand.  This was a remote for Fogg Motors in New Westminster. Remote broadcasts were a big part of each radio week and drew customers like crazy.  I feel proud that I rescued many…

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