Month: February 2015

  • Snapshots From The Past

    My friend Pat O’Day connected me with this visual nostalgic piece. From Pat’s Facebook page: “A fun look at some good old days when many of us, and rock and roll, was young!” It captures the feeling and the mood of the ’50s and ’60s. I had almost forgotten what a great era it was.…

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  • Lesley Gore, Gary Owens Gone; Art Laboe Loses His “Voice”

    Lesley Gore died yesterday at age 68. She was part of the line-up for the Legends Of Rock’n’Roll at Expo ’86. I also brought her to Timmy’s Christmas Telethon. In the early 2000’s Lesley played the Silver Reef Casino south of the border. She called me from her home in New York and asked if I…

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  • Bill Haley And The Roots Of Rock, 1956

    This 1956 photo of me and Bill Haley was taken backstage at Vancouver’s first rock and roll concert at the Kerrisdale Arena. Bill was a wonderful and articulate man. When his music appeared on the soundtrack of The Blackboard Jungle in 1955 it changed everything. It was, without question the national anthem of rock and…

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