Happy Birthday, Martha Reeves!

Happy 75th birthday to Martha Reeves of Martha And The Vandellas! One of Motown’s most successful touring acts, the group had half a dozen Top 10 singles in the mid-Sixties. They were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in 1995. Martha is touring the UK in August with dates in Glasgow, London, Leeds,…

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Elvis Week Coming Up!

For many years I was invited to Memphis to act as MC for Elvis Week. It was a most exciting time and I got to know Elvis’ friends and discover the respect the citizens of Memphis had for the King of Rock and Roll. If a man can be judged by his family and friends,…

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Celebration Of Life For Bobby Curtola

Chris and Mike Curtola invite you to celebrate the life of their late father and a true Canadian music icon.  Edmonton, August 2 5:30 PM Ranch Roadhouse 61 Avenue and 104 Street Tickets Toronto, August 4 6:30 PM Phoenix Concert Theatre 410 Sherbourne Street Tickets All proceeds to Bobby’s favourite charities. More information at bobbycurtola.com…

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Looking Up To Global TV’s Chris Gailus

Met up with Global TV anchor Chris Gailus for a short interview while acting as MC for the Expo 86 30th Anniversary. Photographer Zeljko Travica asked us to pose for a photo. I felt a little short beside Chris. He is one of my favourite media people and he always has time for everyone. It was…

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Meanwhile… Back At The Roundhouse

Great time Friday afternoon with old radio pal Stirling Faux on Roundhouse Radio! We talked about the upcoming EXPO 86 30th anniversary celebration, my new app and upcoming book, B.C. Lions football… and I couldn’t miss an opportunity to say hi to Carole! Thanks Stirling!…

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A Surprise… And An Honour

My late grandfather, one of the pioneer railroad engineers on Vancouver Island, was a great influence on my life. I recall him telling me when I received my first award from the Vancouver Province newspaper “Son, remember this, honour seeks the man, the man does not seek the honour.” I just received a letter from…

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Pat O’Day on KISM/Bellingham, May 2016

Anytime you get a chance to hear Pat O’Day on the radio you jump at it! Pat is a legend in the Pacific Northwest for anybody who grew up listening to KJR in the Sixties and Seventies. He was a fixture at the Seafair hydroplane races for 45 years, and if you went to a…

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Roy Orbison And The Class Of ’55

This is a very special photo for me. Pictured are Roy Orbison and Terry Westlake, Roy’s keyboardist and band leader. We are backstage after doing a video interview at Expo 86. In this segment, Roy talks about his early days and his first meeting with Sam Phillips. This July 1 is the 30th anniversary of…

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“Chips” Moman (1937-2016) and The Class of ’55

Class of ’55 was a landmark 1986 album recorded in Memphis at Sam Phillips’ Sun Studios by Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison and Carl Perkins. Cash was still under contract to Columbia Records at the time and producer “Chips” Moman had to pay $100,000 for the rights to keep Cash on the record…

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Connie Francis in Vancouver, 1958

Connie Francis came to Vancouver In 1958 as the opening act for Nat “King” Cole at Denman Auditorium. This tiny little bundle of energy was loaded with talent and could sing rock and roll and ballads too. I fell in love with her immediately. Bobby Darin had fallen for Connie too, but her father/manager insisted…

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