Les Vogt - Photo Gallery 10

    Kerrisdale Arena was the venue for Vancouver's first Rock & Roll Show with 
                Bill Haley and the Comets plus The Prowlers June 27th, 1956

          Red & Bill Haley                 Roy Orbison                  Little Richard
At the Kerrisdale Arena 1956            At the Garden Auditorium 1962

One of the most successful concert promotions Red and Les presented
was Roy Orbison at the Gardens (above) in 1962. There are several interesting stories surrounding this event and additional dates on Vancouver Island.
(See Story Section)

Les & Red promoted many shows & dances at the PNE Gardens.
Ike & Tina Turner were probably the best drawing act ever... however,
Little Richard, Wilson Pickett and James Brown were not far
behind. The Gardens is one of the finest sounding dancehalls anywhere.

Roy Orbison & Les 1988 - pictured together
for the last time - backstage at the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver.
Roy Died of a heart attack on December 6th, 1988.