Month: May 2014

  • Roy Orbison’s Final Album Re-Released

    Roy Orbison was a good friend. We struck up a friendship when concert business partner Les Vogt and I booked Roy for his first concert outside of the U.S. in 1962. He played the Garden Auditorium at the PNE. This from Howie Vickers: “I put together a band and we were the opening act for…

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  • Elvis and RCA logo, 1955

    I have been an Elvis Presley fan since the early days. This rare Elvis photo shows him “shakin’ all over” onstage in 1955. Notice the RCA sign overhead and the large “Nipper” logo used by RCA under the title of “His Master’s Voice” (HMV). RCA Victor used this insignia with permission from the British company. It…

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  • Beatlemania Returns To The PNE

    This August 22, the PNE will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Beatles‘ only appearance in Vancouver. This was also historic as it was the first time for a concert by the Beatles in Canada. The PNE’s anniversary tribute to the Fab Four features three tribute artists to open the show including Jackie DeShannon,…

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