The Playmates - Image Courtesy of Sheila Gosgnach
The Playmates - Image Courtesy of Sheila Gosgnach
The Playmates
Powell River, British Columbia
1965 - 1967


Marty Hines ~ Keyboards
Art Hobbis ~ Lead Guitar
Dean Hobson ~ Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Jack Russell ~ Drums
Al Salmon ~ Bass

Albert Clarke ~ Manager, Tambourine

In Memory of

Dean Hobson

I am the sister of Dean Hobson of the Playmates.  I have a tape of their live performance at Gassy Jacks in the late 60's.  My daughter is going to copy it and we will all be able to bring back the original music and songs that he composed. 

My brother drowned in 1982 in Powell River and this tape is all that I have of his music.

I was excited to see your website that showed his band the Playmates. They won the Battle of the Bands at the PNE in the late 60's

Sheila Gosgnach, December 2013

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Last Update:  17 February 2015
Credits:  William Vincent, Brian Eccles, Sheila Gosgnach, Sue Hobbis

Band # 2615