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Thread #101292 Message #3618692
Posted By: GUEST,Rick VK
14-Apr-14 - 12:38 PM
Thread Name: Bunkhouse in Vancouver
Subject: RE: BS: Bunkhouse in Vancouver
I have never posted on this site before, and can't see a way to write to the specific individual asking what become of my band, so here it is on down the line, and if any of you can get this to the attention of Bob the Postman I'd appreciate it.
I moved to Vancouver in 1969, formed the band Solid Comfort with me on mandolin, Jerry Murry and "O'Dain" on guitars and "Gordo" an American built fretted six string guitarron used as our bass, worked a little as a trio until we were told by promo types that we needed a drummer in order to work. We put up an ad in "Drums Only", a shop on Broadway, got 19-year-old Graham Tawse on drums, and the rest is history...rather ancient history. We played Bunkhouse 70, but not the original bunkhouse. Our single of Bullfrog Blues did indeed top the chart briefly in Halifax, and CHED in Edmonton had it up in the top ten, but basically it bombed (I'd love a copy). It was on the "Red Rubber Record" label, which I designed, printed in black and silver on red, looking like an old truck wheel. Jerry and O'Dain (now spells it O'Dean) are in Victoria...me too. We don't play together, but remain friends.