While compiling a Vintage Edmonton post the other day for July 15, 1975 from The Journal, I was overjoyed that a pull-out program was included for that year's Klondike Days, which started July 16.
The program gives you a good idea just how much Klondike Days took over not only Northlands, but also the city. While the lineup for the main stage at the then-new Northlands Coliseum was eclectic and full of star power (Paul Anka, Jeff Beck, Johnny Cash, Charlie Rich), there were also daily live performances in hotels, lounges, and other venues. Of particular interest were the legendary Standells (Dirty Water) playing at The Friar (now the Mustard Seed Church), Skiffle legend Lonnie Donogan at the Hotel Londonderry (now the Century Casino) along with local stalwarts like Johnny Burgoyne and Jack Henning.
Lots of good stuff to see in here:
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