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