Trip back to the 1960s where psychedelia and Vancouver popular music was all the rage. All Together Now exhibition contributor and Neptoon Records owner Rob Frith hosts a discussion with Howie Vickers, former front man of local psych band The Collectors.
Once a key member of Vancouver's most notable 1960s psych band innovators, The Collectors (Lydia Purple) Vickers has contributed to multiple bands over his 40 year music career. Vickers left the group in 1969, the remaining members of the band reconstituting themselves as Chilliwack.
Frith and Vickers will discuss the early days of The Collectors, the bands of which they shared concert bills, the tours, Vancouver's late 1960s music scene, and the record industry at the birth of the Psychedelic and Classic rock era. Vickers will also talk about jingle composition for commercial radio and television - an industry he now works in. This should be a memorable evening. Don't miss out on learning about this key era in Vancouver pop culture history.
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