BILL and SUE-ON HILLMAN:
A 50-YEAR MUSICAL ODYSSEY
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Presents
ON STAGE ROOTS
Some of our favourite Musical Influences
That we've seen on stage . . .  we even shared a stage with some of them.
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CONTENTS

1950s

1960s

1970s

1980s

1990s

2000s

2010s

DECADE PAGE SUMMARIES
POSTER COLLAGES FROM THE ABOVE DECADE PAGES
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1950s POSTER COLLAGE
1950s WEBPAGE
Bob Luman: Brandon Arena
Ferlin Husky: Brandon Arena
Gordon Terry: Brandon Arena
Jim Reeves: Brandon Arena, 
Winnipeg Playhouse Theatre
Johnny Cash: Brandon Arena
Johnny Horton: Winnipeg Playhouse Theatre
Lenny Breau: Strathclair Bend Theatre, 
Winnipeg T&C Lounge, 
Winnipeg Establishment Club
Luther Perkins: Brandon Arena
Ray Little Gang: Strathclair Bend Theatre
Ray St. Germain3: Strathclair Bend Theatre,
Winnipeg Casino, Brandon Manitoba Room
Rose Maddox: Brandon Arena
Tennessee Two: Brandon Arena
1960s POSTER COLLAGE 1 :: COLLAGE 2
1960s WEBPAGE
Al Bruno: Brandon Roller Rink
Al Hirt: Al Hirt Club, Bourbon St., New Orleans, LA
Bobby Curtola: Western Canada Tour
Buck Owens: Brandon Arena
Carl Perkins: Brandon Arena
Carter Family: Brandon Arena
Chad Allan and Reflections: 
Brandon Roller Rink, Wpg T&C Lounge
The Champs: Winnipeg
Conway Twitty: Brandon Roller Rink
Crystal Gayle:- Baby Sister Debut - 
Nashville Old Grand Ole Opry House
Guess Who: Winnipeg TandC, 
Wpg Pink Panther, CFB Jr Ranks
Dorsey Burnette: Brandon Roller Rink
Ernest Tubb: Nashville ET Record Shop
Everly Brothers 2: : Winnipeg Aud Rock Show
Fendermen: Winnipeg
Fireballs: Brandon Roller Rink, 
Brandon CKX-TV Studio
Grand Ole Opry Stars (over 5 decades): 
Ryman Auditorium and New Opry House, Nashville, TN
Huey "Piano" Smith: French Quarter, New Orleans, LA
Jimmy Gilmer: Brandon Roller Rink
Johnny Burnette: Brandon Roller Rink
June Carter and Johnny Cash:
Brandon Arena, Prince Edward Ballroom
Larry Henley: Wpg Auditorium stage
Loretta Lynn: Nashville Opry
Marty Robbins 2: Oak River Dance Gardens, Opry
Newbeats: Winnipeg Aud Rock Show
Rich Little: Our CKX-TV Stage
Roger Miller: Winnipeg Aud Rock Show
Roy Clark: Brandon Arena
Sonny Curtis: of Buddy Holly's Crickets: Wpg Aud
Statler Brothers: Brandon Arena
Them: Clear Lake Danceland
Thumbs Carllile: Wpg Aud stage
Tommy Hunter: Brandon U Gym,
Prince Edward Hotel Ballroom
Trashmen: Oak River Dance Gardens
Ventures: Brandon Roller Rink
Western Union: Canada Tours, CKX-TV

1970s
Al Cherney: Brandon Arena

Alan Clark of Dire Straits: Pity Me UK, Winnipeg
Archie Campbell: Montana Grandstand Stages on our tour
Billy Daniels: London Palladium, UK
Blackwood Singers: USA Grandstand Circuit
Blake Emmons: Old Grand Ole Opry House
Charlie Louvin: Montana Grandstand Stages on our USA tour
Chilliwack: Winnipeg Stadium/Arena
Dave Dudley: Brandon Aud
David Houston: WestMan Centennial Auditorium
Del Shannon: CFB Shilo Junior Ranks Mess
Desperado: Stages and Studios across Northern England
Dianne Heatherington: Man-Pop 70
DJ Fontana: Las Vegas
Doug Kershaw Old Grand Ole Opry House
Elvis: Las Vegas International Showroom
Everly Brothers: Winnipeg Concert Hall
Fats Domino: Las Vegas Lounge
Frances Faye: London Palladium, UK
Glynis Johns: West London Stage
Hillman Band: England Three Tours
Hillman Band: USA Grandstand Tours
Ian and Sylvia: WestMan Centennial Auditorium
Ides of March:  Man-Pop 70
Ink Spots: London Palladium UK
Iron Butterfly: Man-Pop 70 Wpg Stadium/Arena
James Burton: Las Vegas International Showroom
Jeannie C. Riley: On our Montana Grandstand stages
Jet Harris: Stockton, Northern England
Joe Fagin: Bass on our #6 album in London UK
Johnny Ray: London Palladium, England
Johnny Thorson: Brandon Keystone Arena
Jordanaires: Las Vegas
Led Zeppelin: Man-Pop 70 Rock Festival
Lighthouse: Brandon Centennial Auditorium
Myles and Lenny: Toronto Yonge St. Club
Melba Moore: Toronto CBC Studios
Poppy Family: Brandon Centennial Auditorium
Roy Orbison: Brandon Centennial Auditorium
Scotty Moore: Las Vegas
Susan Jacks: WestMan Centennial Auditorium
Terry Jacks: WestMan Centennial Auditorium
Terry McMillan: Our W. USA Grandstand Tour
Wee Willie Harris: Jam Digs Middlesboro UK
Youngbloods:  Man-Pop 70 Rock Festival
1980s
Bill and Sue-On Hillman with Kevin Pahl  and Kerry Morris: 

Call of the Wild Festival: Boggy Creek
Boggy Creek Call of the Wild Festival Performers
Big Dave McLean: Winnipeg Folk Festival
Carroll Baker: CBC-TV Stage
Dick Damron: Boggy Creek and Winnipeg
Doc and Merle Watson: Boggy Creek Mountain Music Festival Stage
Eddy Raven: MACA Awards Stage
Family Brown 2: Call of the Wild Festival Stage and Winnipeg
George Hamilton IV:  CBC-TV Stage and Manitoba Awards Stage
George Strait: Manitoba Entertainers Awards Stage
Ian Tyson: Brandon Centennial Auditorium
Jack Greene: Boggy Creek Call of the Wild Festival
Jean Shepard: Boggy Creek, Opry, Brandon Auditorium
Leon Redbone: Winnipeg Folk Festival
Little Jimmy Dickens:  Call of the Wild Festival and Opry
Lonzo and Oscar: Boggy Creek Festival Stage
John Anderson: Boggy Creek Festival Stage
Johnny Lee: Manitoba CM Awards Stage
Johnny Wright (Bobby Wright/Kitty Wells): Boggy, Brandon Aud
Kitty Wells: Boggy Creek Festival and Brandon Auditorium
Lonzo and Oscar: Boggy Creek Mountain Music Festival
Marie Bottrell: Boggy Creek Call of the Wild Festival
Merle Haggard: Winnipeg Centennial Auditorium
Neil Young: Winnipeg Arena, Winnipeg Convention Centre
Oscar Brand: Winnipeg Folk Festival
Orval Prophet: Boggy Creek Festival
The Platters: CFB Shilo
Red Shea: Westman Centennial Auditorium
Rick Nelson & Stone Canyon: Winnipeg Auditorium
Ronnie Prophet: and Glory-Anne Carriere : Boggy Creek Festival
Wayne Rostad: Call of the Wild Festival
Whiskey Jack: Boggy Creek Festival and  Treflan Tour
The Whites: Call of the Wild Mountain Music Festival
1990s
Blues Traveler: Stones Concert 

Winnipeg Stadium
Bob Marley sons: 
Brandon Keystone Convention Room
Buckwheat Zydeco: Winnipeg Arena
Crash Test Dummies: Winnipeg Folk Festival
CCR Revisited: Minnedosa Rock Fest
Dire Straits: Winnipeg Arena
Emmylou Harris: Brandon Keystone Arena
Eric Clapton: Winnipeg Arena
Great Big Sea: Brandon Keystone Arena
Guns and Roses: Winnipeg Auditorium
Jerry Lee Lewis: Minnedosa Rock Fest
Long John Baldry: Minnedosa Rock Fest
Michael Crawford: 
Las Vegas MGM Stage
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: 
Brandon Keystone Arena
Rod Stewart 2: Winnipeg Arena
Rolling Stones: Bridges to Babylon - 
Winnipeg Stadium
Van Halen: Winnipeg Auditorium
2000s
Bachman and Cummings: Brandon Arena

Bobby Curtola: Brandon Manitoba Room
Britney Spears NYC Ed Sullivan Theatre
Burton Cummings Close-Up: Brandon Auditorium
David Letterman: NYC Ed Sullivan Theatre
Jeff Healey: Brandon Trails West 
Jim Stafford: Stafford Theatre, Branson, Missouri
John McDermott: WestMan Centennial Auditorium
Les Paul: NYC Iridium Club
Paul Shaffer NYC Ed Sullivan Theatre
Phil Collins 3: NYC Broadway, Holland, Hamburg
Quartette with Sylvia Tyson: 
WestMan Centennial Auditorium
Ray Price: Brandon Auditorium
Sylvia Tyson: Brandon Auditorium
Tarzan Musical Casts: 
Broadway, Holland, Hamburg, Tuacan
Tennessee Three with WS Holland and 
Bob Wootton: Brandon Trails West Club
Tom Cochrane: Brandon Arena
Tragically Hip: Brandon Keystone Arena
2010s
Bob Dylan: Winnipeg MTS Centre

Boz Scaggs: Regent Casino Theatre
Chinese Entertainers: 
Lt. Gov. Winter Festival
Colin James: 
Westman Centennial Auditorium
Doobie Brothers: Brandon Arena
Ian Tyson: Club Regent Casino
Jam Guests: Cantina Club
Mark Knopfler: MTS Centre
Michael Buble: Winnipeg MTS Centre
New Ventures: Winnipeg Casino
Randy Bachman: 
Brandon Manitoba Room
Sons of the PIoneers: 
WestMan Auditorium


.ON STAGE ROOTS CONTENTS

INTRO/CONTENTS
1950s
1960s
1970s
1980s
1990s
2000s
2010s

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