Northwest Dance & Music Venues
Photo Courtesy of Bob Dye
Bob Dye's Armory
Ontario, Oregon

Some of the bands that performed at this place during those great years of NW music were:

Albert Collins
The Bards
The Beachombers
Big G & The Cheerios
Billy Joe Royal
The Blendells
Bobby Sansom
Brady - Hiatt
Cannibal & The Head Hunters
The Chancellors
City Zu
Crystal Ship
Dick & Dee Dee
Don & The Goodtimes
The Drifters
Freddy Cannon
Grant's Blueboys
The Heard
The Hitch Hikers
The Hondells
Jewel Akens
Lee Curtis Group
Liverpool Five
The Marketts
Marsha Maye & The Ravins
Merrilee & The Turnabouts
The Midnighters
Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels
The Moguls
Morning Reign
The Motifs
New Buffalo Springfield
New Critics
New Yorkers (Hudson Brothers)
Paul Revere & The Raiders
The Premiers
Sir Douglas Quintet
The Quirks
The Sonics
Springfield RIfle
Steve Baker - Escape Artist
The Stingrays
The Sundowners
The Sunrays
Tijuana Gras
The Trolly
The Wailers


In Memory of

Robert Mitchell Dye
November 28, 1934 - August 21, 2012

This a photo that taken at the Meet & Greet event at the park before the dance last August.  An Ontario photographer and his wife, now in their 90s, gave me a photo they had taken for KSRV Radio publicity in 1958 when I first arrived there.  What a moment that was!  When I walked back across the park an old friend stopped and snapped this photo.

Bob Dye, March 2010

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Last Update:  1 September 2012
Credits: Bob Dye, Bobby Summers