Revolver Rocks The PNE On A Historic Night

A lot of planning went into the Revolver tribute to the Beatles on the 50th anniversary of their Empire Stadium concert. Carole deserves all the credit. She organized it all with the help of Revolver manager Bill Allman. A healthy round of applause greeted the “Beatles” parade to kick off the show. It began with…

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West Fine Art Show Returns

I have always been a frustrated illustrator, it was a choice I made while attending high school. However the opportunity to perform on radio came up and I abandoned my artistic career. In the last couple of years I have become friends with two very talented artists, Brian Croft and Murray Phillips. They inspired me…

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Beatles Mystery Solved!

The facts: The police and Beatles manager Brian Epstein told me to get up there on stage and tell the crowd to calm down or the concert would be cancelled. I did that. They left town for the airport because the pandemonium scared the hell out of them. But don’t let the facts get in…

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The Backstage Story of How the Beatles Rocked America

The day before their show at Empire Stadium The Beatles had partied long into the night helping Jackie DeShannon celebrate her 23rd birthday in Seattle. DeShannon on tour as one of the opening acts, told an interviewer that she danced until 5 a.m. partying with the Beatles and the rest of the bands on tour…

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Beatlemania Goes Global

It’s been a hectic week of interviews leading up to the 50th anniversary of the Beatles‘ 1964 Vancouver concert. Here’s Global BC‘s Jen Palma with her take on the celebrations:…

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Michael Bublé At The Diner!

What a genuine surprise last night at the Arts Club Theatre production of Red Rock Diner! Michael Bublé showed up and enjoyed the show in which he first appeared back in 1998. He became friends with Neil Minor (who plays “Red”) in the production. After the audience left Michael went up on stage with the entire…

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A Hard Day’s Night At Empire Stadium

Though it was 50 years ago this week, Brian Henderson vividly remembers the night the Beatles played Vancouver’s Empire Stadium. It was Aug. 22, 1964, and 17-year-old Henderson was selling programs, working, as he often did, at the Pacific National Exhibition. That evening at the stadium was different from the usual fare of soccer and…

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Pat O’Day “Gets Back” To Seattle

My friend Pat O’Day introduced The Beatles on stage at the Seattle Center Coliseum‘s first ever concert the day before their Vancouver appearance. On Saturday, Pat will mark the historic 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ 1964 Seattle performance with Get Back at McCaw Hall. As the creative genius behind KJR and Concerts West, Pat O’Day was a huge part…

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The Beatles Meet The Vancouver Police

Over the years I have become friends with Vancouver Police Chief Jim Chu. When footage of the Beatles‘ 1964 appearance was discovered in the police archives they asked if I would like to see it. Of course I did! It shows the pandemonium on Georgia Street where the Beatles were booked to stay at the…

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