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B.D. Commodore - Sept. 6, 1973
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David Engleman (bass guitar, vocals), Gary Cramer (vocals, guitar), Bing Jensen (vocals, guitar), Joel Bert (percussion, vocals), Larry McGillivray (drums), Randy Clark (drums), Peter Vogel (stage crew), Helen Davis (vocals, percussion), Fred Michael (sound technician)
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AM1461-: 2005-004.36-: 2005-004.36.01
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Sep. 6, 1973 (Creation)
- Brain Damage
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1 audio reel (1 hr., 37 min., 22 sec) : polyester, acoustic, stereo ; 1 cm
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Brain Damage formed in 1971 and included the following members: David Engleman (bass, vocals), Gary Cramer (vocals, guitar), Bing Jensen (vocals, guitar), Larry "Lunchpail" McGillivray (drums, vocals) , Helen Davis (vocals) and Joel Bert (percussion, vocals). Peter Vogel travelled with the band as stage crew and Fred Michael as the sound technician.
Bing Jensen and David Engleman were originally from San Jose, California and Joel Bert was originally from Brooklyn, New York.
In the mid 1970's Larry McGillivray left the band for a few years. Brain Damage identified themselves as a family band that was also known as the Flying Hearts Family. The flying heart logo was used on many of their posters as well as on their oversize canvas tent that they often set up to play shows in.
The band collectively moved for a period of time to the Nelson area and then settled in and around Vancouver. Helen Davis left the band to pursue other interests and in the early 80's Fred Michaels became the saxaphone player in the band.
In 1975, Brain Damage members Joel Bert (percussion), Gary Cramer (guitar, vocals), David Engleman (bass, vocals) and Larry McGillivray (drums, vocals) briefly left to form the band Ridgerunner with Mike Beddoes (guitar, vocals) and Elliot Turret (guitar, vocals).
Brain Damage members continued to perform together periodically under that name until the deaths of Joel Bert and Gary Cramer in the mid 2000s.
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Item part is an audio recording of a live performance by Brain Damage at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver (B.C.). The song list includes Let It Go (and It Will Come to You), It Had to Be God It Could Not Have Been Me, Turn Your Radio On (Statler Brothers), and Ridgerunner among others. Audience applause is also audible. Blank from 1:21:00.
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Available as a digital file.
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Playback of physical tape restricted for preservation reasons.
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Reproduction permitted for fair dealing purposes; other uses may require permission of copyright owner.
Recorded on side 1 of open reel.
Copyright: City of Vancouver Archives, members of Brain Damage; expiry: 2024-01-01.
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