Last night (May 21, 2010) the River Rock Show Theatre was the scene of 40 years of music from the band, Chilliwack, which evolved from The Collectors. The Collectors first single, “Looking at a Baby” rose to the top of the charts in 1967. Their first album included “Lydia Purple” and the cult classic, “What Love: Suite” and is considered one of the best albums of the sixties decade.
With the 1969 departure of vocalist, Howie Vickers, Bill Henderson carried on, shifted the band’s focus and re-emerged in 1970 as Chilliwack. Bill has kept the band going over the last 40 years through a number of transformations.
Complete with psychedelic lighting, Howie joined Bill and the current Chilliwack line up to perform six tunes from The Collectors for the show’s opening set. Saxophonist, Claire Lawrence, and other band alumuni helped cover Chilliwack’s 40 year musical journey until the final encore close to midnight. A great evening of musical memories and they do it all over again tonight (May 22, 2010) at River Rock Theatre, Richmond, 8 pm.