The Prowlers
AKA:  Fraserview Drifters
Vancouver, British Columbia
1956 ~  1960's


Carl Ashley ~ Drums
Laurie Bader ~ Drums
Fred Bennett ~ Guitar
Irene Butler ~ Vocals
Wayne Dinwoodie
 Johnny Faas ~ Guitar
Eric Olson ~ Accordion
Carl Ries ~ Saxophone
Larry Tillyer ~ Guitar, Bass, Vocals
Les Vogt ~ Guitar, Vocals

The very first rock'n'roll concert in Vancouver Canada was at the Kerrisdale Arena on June 27th, 1956 with Bill Haley & the Comets promoted by teen DJ Jack Cullen who's Owl Prowl radio program was the big thing at the time. The opening act on that show was Vancouver's first rock'n'roll band "The Prowlers" named after Cullen's radio show where the band often played "live" on radio and gained serious popularity.

Les Vogt, November 2004

"Rock Me Baby / Most of All, Aragon 302, Dec. '57
"Get a Move On / I'm Feeling Sorry, Aragon 303, Feb. '58

"Teenager's Dream"

Their recording of "The Blamers" (1960) knocked off
Elvis Presley's "Its Now or Never" for the #1 position on the
charts and remained #1 for 11 weeks.

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Last Update:  11 May 2011
Credits: Ed Nadorozny, Chris Wolfe, Larry Greene, Les Vogt

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