#865: Preacher Boy by Les Vote And The Emperors
Peak Month: August 1961
7 weeks on Vancouver’s CFUN chart
Peak Position #8
Peak Position on Billboard Hot 100 ~ did not chart
YouTube.com: “Preacher Boy”
Les Vogt and the Prowlers were a rockabilly band from Vancouver. Formed in Vancouver, Canada in 1955, the Fraserview Drifters performed songs by Hank Snow, Frankie Laine, Eddie Arnold and Homer & Jethro. With the arrival of rock ‘n roll, they abruptly changed direction. Now influenced by Elvis Presley, they changed their name to suit their new style. They became The Prowlers, and one of Canada’s first rock ‘n roll bands in 1956, named after a popular radio program in Vancouver called the Owl Prowl. The Owl Prowl was the name of the radio program hosted by local DJ Jack Cullen. The band played with Gene Vincent, Bill Haley, Earl Bostic and Ivory Joe Hunter.
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