Two Days Away From History

Posted by Tom Locke on August 20th, 2014 filed in Education, History, Life, Music

Two days from now, on Friday August 22nd at the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE), the legendary Canadian deejay, Red Robinson, will step on stage and relive a memory as he emcees a free concert commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ first concert in Canada which was held at Empire Stadium on August 22, 1964.

What makes this most memorable is that Red Robinson was the emcee 50 years ago and is currently the only living deejay to have introduced, live on stage, Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley and the Beatles. The concert this Friday features, Revolver, one of the best Beatles sound and look-alike bands.  Their first set will be a re-enactment of the 1964 concert that Red recalls as one of noisiest and chaotic shows he has ever witnessed.

This time around Red is confident that the only noise coming from the crowd will be one of appreciation and admiration :).

Also during that evening, Red will be officially unveiling a limited edition print, originally signed by him and the artist, Glen Green, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of this historic moment in time.  If you are local, I hope you can make it out to see this show.

For more, check out www.beatles1964vancouver.com 

Rock on.

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