At an early age, Les discovered his creative side writing music and singing in a band as a hobby. In 1960 he had a hit record “The Blamers” which knocked off Elvis’ “It’s Now Or Never” from the top of the Canadian charts and remained #1 for a record-setting 11 weeks. Shortly afterward, Les formed a partnership “Jaguar Enterprises Ltd.” with Hall of Fame DJ Red Robinson and the pair promoted teen-age dances and concerts hiring most of the top recording artists of the day including Roy Orbison, James Brown, Jerry Lee Lewis, Tina Turner and many others. Les went on to create and operate several other entertainment enterprises such as "The Grooveyard"... a teenage dance club featuring live bands, "The Purple Steer"... a country music night club, featuring live country bands, and a talent agency "Jaguar Entertainment" which represented most of the popular bands in western Canada during the 60's and 70's.
In 1979 Les created and produced the world famous Elvis, Elvis, Elvis show which featured 3 Elvis impersonators. Les would ultimately require 3 different casts performing at the same time to meet the demand at the height of the show's success in the early 80's. The show continued through the years and presently still performs successful concert dates throughout the world.
In 1986, Les and DJ Red Robinson reunited to produce the
popular "Legends of Rock'n'Roll" series at
Expo86 which featured 43 original recording stars
of the 50's and 60's. The shows were a huge success and the "Legends"
concept has since become known the world over as
the leading name in tribute show entertainment.
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