LES VOGT RESUME

EXPERIENCE

1958
Graduated from JOHN OLIVER HIGH SCHOOL. Employed as a Draftsman at Dominion Bridge Company and performed in Vancouver’s first recording rock’n’roll band “THE PROWLERS”.

1960 
Recorded No.1 hit recording “THE BLAMERS”. Performed weekends and holidays throughout B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan and Washington State at teen concerts and dances.

1962 – 1986
In partnership with radio personality “RED ROBINSON” formed a company JAGUAR ENTERPRISES LTD to stage rock'n'roll concerts using top US recording attractions including Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Conway Twitty, Gene Vincent, Carl Perkins, James Brown, The Righteous Brothers, Ray Charles, Tina Turner and more. The company subsequently became the largest booking agents for teen talent in Western Canada. 

1964 - 1969 
Managed the PACIFIC NATIONAL EXHIBITION “DANCE PARTY” and “TEEN-AGE FAIR” shows.

1965 – 1969
Conceived and operated a teen-age Night Club “THE GROOVEYARD” at 759 Carnarvon Street in New Westminster. A second GROOVEYARD was opened in 1968 on Davie Street in Vancouver. Sold for profit in 1969.

1969 – 1972 
Conceived and operated the PURPLE STEER NIGHT CLUB in partnership with Nashville recording artist BUDDY KNOX. Country Music was the main attraction. Sold for profit in 1972.

1972 – 1974
Hired to promote and publicize KEJACK’S STEAK PIT, an elaborate “dine & dance” venue on Main Street in Vancouver. After a short period of time, increased revenues justified the opening of a second operation on Kingsway and a third operation in Richmond.

1976 – 1979
Moved to Nashville to work exclusively as Tour Manager for recording star “ROY ORBISON.” After a short time became the defacto manager and exclusive promoter and for all Roy Orbison concerts in the USA and Canada.

1979 – 1986
Created and developed “ELVIS.ELVIS,ELVIS” musical revue which successfully toured major theatres from coast to coast in Canada and the United States. The show ultimately toured world-wide and still earns residual royalties today.

1986
In partnership with radio personality RED ROBINSON created & produced the “LEGENDS OF ROCK’N’ROLL” series for LABATT BREWERIES at EXPO 86. There were two shows every Sunday at Expo Theatre and featured a total of 43 original rock’n’roll recording stars.

1987
Promoted the "Labatt's Legends of Rock'n'Roll" Show and Dance Tour throughout the western Canada arena circuit during the summer months when hockey was shut down. Labatt Breweries sponsored the events and provided a Beer Garden section at each event.

1989 – 2004
Created & produced the “LEGENDS OF ROCK’N’ROLL” touring revue featuring lookalike performers replicating live performances of ELVIS, ROY ORBISON & BUDDY HOLLY. The show still tours major theatres in Canada and the United States. The first version of this concept was called “HEROES OF ROCK’N’ROLL and became the original cast of a revue still playing in Las Vegas today… John Stuart’s LEGENDS IN CONCERT.

1993 – 2004
Major investor and partner in the MERRITT MOUNTAIN MUSIC FESTIVAL. Former Site Manager and Associate Producer of Canada's largest country music festival. Current involvement has been reduced (by request) to limited advertising & marketing activities along with minor shareholder’s duties.

1994 – 2004
Created and produced “THIS LONELY HEART” a musical story of the life and times of ROY ORBISON. The show still tours world-wide and continues to earn residual royalties. Larry was noticed by Bill Kenwright (major producer) in the UK and was offered the leading role in his new musical "ONLY THE LONELY: The Roy Orbison Story" where Larry performed the role for over three years... ultimately starring in the original West End production at the Picadilly Theatre in London. Larry performed "Only The Lonely" at the prestigious Olivier Awards in 1995 when the musical was nominated for Best Musical.

REFERENCES

THE REFERENCES LISTED HERE HAVE AGREED TO PROVIDE A PERSONAL REFERENCE AND WELCOME YOUR TELEPHONE CALL.

RED ROBINSON - Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame DJ and TV/Radio Personality.

 MALCOLM BRODIE - Mayor of Richmond, B.C. Canada

BRUCE ALLEN - Manager for Bryan Adams, Ann Murray & Martina McBride

CLAUDE LELIEVRE - General Manager for Active Mountain Entertainment, producers of the Merritt Mountain Music Festival.

RON SACAMOTO - Gold & Gold Productions, exclusive Concert Producer for Recording Artist Shania Twain.

JOHN STUART - Producer of Legends In Concert, a first-line musical running for over15 years on the Las Vegas strip.

NUMBERS FOR REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.
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