Ray Condo Tribute Day in Vancouver

Published: 2004-05-14
Vancouver and Canada's most beloved and best known rockabilly artist Ray Condo will live on in music and song. Vancouver officials have deemed May 16 – Condo's Birthday – as the official Ray Condo Day. Friends, family, and fans will gather at the spot where Condo performed over 100 times – the Marine Club.

The event will feature City Councilor Jim Green with an official proclamation of the event, musical entertainment by Cousin Harley with other guests, and videos and music from Ray Condo's career. Highlights of Condo's music will include Ray Condo and His Hardrock Goners (Condo's first band), Ray Condo and the Swinging Dukes, and his Montreal band Ray Condo and the Ricochets.

The event will run from 7pm to midnight.

Ray Condo died at his Vancouver studio on April 15 from a heart attack. At the time of his death, Condo was working on putting together a new band and preparing for a world tour this summer.

Writer: Sherrill Fulghum



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