Vancouver Was Awesome: The Supremes, 1965


A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense.

Poster for the Supremes at the legendary Cave Supper Club. I’m not positive what year this was, but if it was 1965, the Supremes (sans Diana) ended their night at the Elegant Parlor, an after hours club downstairs from what’s now Celebrities on Davie Street. Bobby Taylor and the Vancouvers were playing that night and their encounter with the Supremes landed them a recording contract with Motown. A few years later, Bobby Taylor did the same for a young group that opened for the Vancouvers in Chicago called the Jackson 5.