Formed in Vancouver, Canada in 1955, the Fraserview Drifters performed songs by Hank Snow, Frankie Laine, Homer & Jethro, etc., but with the arrival of rock and roll, they abruptly changed direction. Now influenced by Elvis Presley, they changed their name to suit their new style. Now they became The Prowlers, after a popular radio program in Vancouver (a dee-jay named Jack Cullen had a show called the 'Owl Prowl'). The band played with Gene Vincent, Bill Haley, Earl Bostic and Ivory Joe Hunter, and were one of Canada's earliest rock 'n' roll bands.
They were playing rock 'n' roll as early as April 1956. The CD also contains all the solo recordings by the Prowlers
’ lead singer, Les Vogt
. In Vancouver, Les had a number 1 song with The Blamers
. It knocked Elvis
's It's Now Or Never
out of the top spot back in 1960. Later, it was released in the US on Apt Records, and achieved some local success on the west coast. For rock ‘n’ roll fans, this is an undiscovered gem. Raw, exciting first generation rock ‘n’ roll by someone you’ve probably never heard of. There are still sweet surprises after all these years!