Thursday, November 13, 2008
More George, by George!
Back in June of 2008 I posted a foggy reminiscence of a local live event starring "George of the Jungle" at a local mall in 1976 that I attended as a seven year old. I posted a button and hand-typed, mimeographed advertising handout from the gig, but had only the sketchiest of memories of the actual performance and asked for help from the viewers to fill in any info they might have.
Well... the response hasn't exactly been overwhelming, but I did manage to run across the above ad in a late March 1976 copy of the Nanaimo Daily Free Press newspaper. It doesn't explain the whole shebang in stunning detail, but it does fill in a couple of details here and there.
And with a name like "Jungle Fever Night" the timing was perfect! They beat that popular disco movie by almost two years and coincided perfectly with first two major outbreaks of the Ebola virus in '76. Who wouldn't have wanted to go?!
Posted by Glen Mullaly at 6:52 AM