Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen In Vancouver

I place Paul McCartney‘s appearance in our town among the top five concerts I have seen in my career. Carole and I enjoyed every minute of the show. He is such a professional and it was all about the music. Paul could have played for another six hours just to cover the material in his…

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John Mackie Remembers Ritchie Valens

Vancouver Sun writer and heritage expert John Mackie just wrote about Ritchie Valens‘ Vancouver appearance in November 1958. Vancouver’s Fabulous Stripes would open the shows and Ritchie would hit the stage for his set. He was a delightful young man who was just 17. Ritchie also appeared in Cloverdale, Bellingham and Seattle. We arranged to…

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Paul McCartney Is Back!

Paul McCartney returns to Vancouver Sunday, his first visit since the Beatles‘ appearance on August 22, 1964. The experience of that night at Empire Stadium is still with me. The excitement in the air, the push and shove of the audience and the music of the Beatles. What most people don’t realize is they only…

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