A slice of Vancouver rock ’n’ roll history

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Let’s go back in time to 1956. Elvis has just made his pelvis gyrating TV appearance. And Vancouver disc jockeys were just starting to play that berserk “music” known as rock ’n’ roll.

But a few Vancouverites like Brian Tarling were ahead of the curve. In 1956, 11-year-old Tarling was already searching for 45 rpm rock singles at Woodward’s, displaying an early yen for what would become the just-published, 654-page paperback Vancouver’s Charted Songs ’56 to ’78.

Tarling’s new book offers a detailed look at the top hits and the shake-up, when rock ’n’ roll made an appearance on Vancouver radio waves. More about Vancouver rock ’n’ roll history and Tarling’s book after the jump.  Continue reading:
A slice of Vancouver rock ’n’ roll history