305066

$200.00

Two Bits - Never To Leave b/w Things Must Change

Format: 45
Label: Vantown VT-100
Year: 1966
Origin: Vancouver, British Columbia
Genre: pop
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Value of Original Title: $200.00
Make Inquiry/purchase: email ryder@robertwilliston.com
Release Type: Singles
Websites:  No
Playlist: British Columbia, 1960's, Canadian Pop

Tracks

Track Name
Never To Leave
Things Must Change

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Information/Write-up

The Band "Two Bits" released one single - on the Vantown label, one of only two singles ever pressed on the label, the other one being One Way Street http://www.mocm.ca/Music/Title.aspx?TitleId=294469. Only a handful of the singles were produced, most being distributed in January, 1967 to local radio stations, like C-JAZ.

The man who created the label was veteran Vancouver Disc Jockey Tom Peacock.

Two Bits are rumored to have been the American band "The Cascades", who had a big hit at the time, "Rhythm of the Rain". Apparently, while spending time in Vancouver, and still under contract with Warner, they recorded this single under the pseudonym "Two Bits". Have a listen to these tracks - the similarity is striking.

Although I attempted to contact him many times over the years, he never once returned my calls, and eventually died of a heart attack in 2006.
-Jamie Anstey

http://www.bcradiohistory.com/Biographies/TomPeacock.htm

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