“Latest fad for youngsters in modern music.”
Bill Haley & the Comets played to 5000 teens at Vancouver’s first big rock ‘n’ roll show at the Kerrisdale Arena, 27 June 1956.
The Vancouver Sun’s music critic said it was the “ultimate in musical depravity” and that “the abasing actions used in rock ‘n roll have a decidedly nauseating effect.”
According to Red Robinson, Haley told him after the show that “there’s a very handsome young singer down in Memphis … He’s got the looks, he’s got the talent and he’s young. We’re finished.”