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Vancouver Was Awesome: Jimi Hendrix Experience, 1968

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense . This is a bootleg of the only Vancouver show the Jimi Hendrix Experience ever played, just before the release of Electric Ladyland .

Michael J Fox, Expo Ernie and Jackson Davies from the Beachcombers grace the same stage

Who knew that Jackson Davies from the Beachcombers, Expo Ernie and Michael J Fox were ever in the same room together? This 1985 clip of the closing moments of this CBC/CBUT's New Year's special holds the proof! This clip is one of many gems that Rob

Vancouver Was Awesome: Handsome Harry Hooper

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense . Harry Hooper in 1911. City of Vancouver Archives #371-397 Harry Hooper, a.k.a.

CKNW AM 980 commercial from 1988

Rafe Mair and Bill Good are featured in this 27 year old TV commercial for CKNW, which is still on AM 980 and which Bill worked for up until his retirement recently.

Vancouver Was Awesome: John L Sullivan, Champion of Champions

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense . John L Sullivan and his wife at the Hollow Tree in Stanley Park. John L Sullivan, the “Boston Strong Boy,” was the first global sports superstar.

12 random Expo 86 Collectibles that you might want to own

Browse through the Expo 86 category on our blog ( HERE ) and you'll find a great deal of nostalgia and collectibles.

Who's going to bring the floating McDonald's McBarge back to life?

The floating McDonald's McBarge that was moored in False Creek for Expo 86 has had a fairly quiet 28 years since it served up McMuffins to the world.

Vancouver Was Awesome: The Star Theatre

A Vancouver time travelogue brought to you by Past Tense . The Star Theatre (right) at 330 Main Street, 18 March 1951.

Local restaurant chain succumbs to development pressures (1997)

Here's a sweet news piece from 1997 about the closing day of the last of the Aristocratic restaurants in Vancouver. Next time you visit the giant Chapters store at Granville and Broadway take note of the neon sign that greets you as you enter.

"Nice tooter... isn't this over yet?" - CBC's New Year's news broadcast from 1985

This archival clip below shows how the CBC playfully ended their news broadcast on December 31st, 1985. It might start off slow but the banter between the two hosts, and the highlights from the year at the end, make it worth sticking around for.