Northwest Dance & Music Venues
Image courtesy of Ian Sexton
Vancouver, British Columbia

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

Dorsey Burnett
The Champs
The Coasters
Bobby Courtola
Bobby Darin
The Electras
Guitar Shorty
Hi Fives
Buddy Knox
Jerry Lee Lewis
Roy Orbison
The Orbits
Roger Jerome and the Casuals
Del Shannon
The Shirrels
The Trenmen
Ike & Tina Turner
Vancouver Playboys
The Viscounts


The Electras at Danceland

The Hi Fives at Danceland

In Memory of Jim Wisbey

The Orbits at Danceland - 1962

The Vancouver Playboys played at Danceland on the last day that it operated.  I believe it was Boxing Day 1963 or 1964.  The roof was leaking and our guitar player was almost electrocuted.

Dennis MacFadden, Vancouver Playboys, November 2006

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Last Update:   2 November 2012
Credits:  Ed Nodorozny, Chris Wolfe, Terry Coan, Alex Michie, Gerry Berg, Dennis McFadden, Ian Sexton, Don Keamo