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Event Archive - Centennial Battle of the Bands 1st Playoff: City Of Drawers, The Mixed Emotions, Next Of Kin, Dirty Ballad, Electric Train, Pacific Scandal, The Imprints, Blues X Five, Odds & Ends, The Seventh Edition, The Antics, Dave Shelton (Photographer)

Sat. June 17th 1967 Memorial Arena (All Ages)
4:00pm doors at 12:00pm
Presented by: A.F. of M.

Event Categories

Music: Pop / Rock / Indie
A Centennial project produced by the Victoria Musicians Union , A.F. of M. local.


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Next Of Kin (Rock)

With their catchy, up-tempo rock songs that plant themselves firmly in your unconscious, Next of Kin is a band not soon forgotten. Hailing from Victoria, BC, Next of Kin released their self-titled debut CD in February 2004. Powered by the two-guitar attack of Ian Dunbar and Arlie Manchur, the driving bass of Alicia Bate and the energized drumming... more info
Articles: Focus by Brad Nugent March 1967

Electric Train

OK i'm so happy this is when I played in my second band Ken and the electric train I played bass one picture is at memorial arnea for the battle of the bands. I was 14 years old also we played the golden slipper a couple of timers Stacy Harris and the boys hung out there what a eye opener Thank You Terry Wicks more info

The Imprints

*Our band, The Imprints, played on Club 6 in March '67. They pre-recorded us at the CJVI studios and we lip-synched our way through a half dozen numbers. I do remember a large mob of screaming girls climbing on and trying to get into our cars when we were leaving. ..........Alas, that hasn't happened for quite a while ! *By Michael Rice more info

Blues X Five

In the photo L-R Dave MacPherson, Norm MacPherson, John Fisher, Britt Hagarty and Ed Wright more info
Articles: High times in Victoria: Remembering the Summer of Love, Focus by Brad Nugent March 1967, Focus by Brad Nugent February 1968

Odds & Ends

Picture was taken June 17, 1967 in front of the Memorial Arena at the Centennial Battle of The Bands semi-finals. more info

The Antics

Picture was taken June 17, 1967 at the Memorial Arena during the Centennial Battle of The Bands semi-finals. The band would play in the finals July 1 at Centennial Square. more info