Vogt  les   moon rocketin' bw the blamers


Vogt, Les - Moon Rocketin' b/w The Blamers

Format: 45
Label: Sparton 4-923 R
Year: 1960
Origin: Swift Current, Saskatchewan - Vancouver, British Columbia, 🇨🇦
Genre: rock, rockabilly
Value of Original Title: $150.00
Make Inquiry/purchase: email ryder@robertwilliston.com
Release Type: Singles
Websites:  https://vancouversignaturesounds.com/hits/artists/les-vogt/
Playlist: Saskatchewan, Rockabilly & Early Cdn R&R, 1960's


Side 1

Track Name
Moon Rocketin'

Side 2

Track Name
The Blamers


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Vogt, Les - Moon Rocketin' bw The Blamers

Vogt  les   moon rocketin' bw the blamers

Moon Rocketin' b/w The Blamers


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Les Vogt was the lead singer for the premier local rock n’ roll band in Vancouver called The Prowlers. As described in his bio, he writes “I was a tall, shy kid that became interested in music at the age of 13 when my older brother (Ed) took me to a few “live” concerts… Louis Armstrong and Wilf Carter were the most memorable. After seeing a Wilf Carter concert in 1951, I took my older brother’s hand-me-down guitar and learned to play and yodel in the confines of my bedroom.” At the time, Vogt was a Grade Eight student at John Oliver High School. By 1953, Vogt became part of the Fraserview Drifters, along with his friend Larry Tillyer (guitar), Laurie Bader (drums), Eric Olsen (accordion) and for awhile Wayne Dinwoodie (fiddle). As country music was the only alternate to the big band sound, the Fraserview Drifters played covers of Eddy Arnold, Hank Thompson, Marty Robbins, Guy Mitchell, Frankie Laine and others. By 1954, the set shifted to covers of “Sh-Boom” by the Crew Cuts, “Three Coins In The Fountain” by the Four Lads, and other pop tunes. By 1956, a guitar player from Nova Scotia, Fred Bennett, had moved to Vancouver. And he joined the band.


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