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Interview with Johnny Brower Part 1

Dropout Entertainment is very excited to have had the opportunity to interview Johnny Brower. Johnny not only made rock n roll history right here in Toronto but changed the course of rock and roll as a whole. Have you ever seen someone pull out a lighter and hold it over their head at a concert? The first time that ever happened was right here in Toronto, at Johnny’s festival which brought acts to the city like The Doors, Bo Diddly, Jerry Lee Lewis, a guy nobody had really heard of at the time named Alice Cooper, and John Lennon’s first ever concert without the Beatles. Johnny started bringing acts to Toronto back in the 60’s, after moving back to the city after some time in San Francisco. He noticed that unlike the states, we didn’t have any type of venue that was dedicated to having music every week, and co-founded the Rockpile where he brought acts who had never played Canada like Jeff Beck, The Who and Led Zeppelin, who at the time still had to load all their instruments in and out of the bar themselves. If your fan of rock n roll, not only do you owe this man a big thank you, but your going to want to hear his stories. This is Dropout Entertainment, an interview with Johnny Brower, Part 1.



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Jesse Read

Jesse Read is a videographer, writer and editor for Dropout Entertainment. As a musician as well as a videographer, Jesse has travelled the country numerous times, playing alongside and listening to the stories of hundreds of artists. A few of those are documented on this site. For video's, interviews & features follow the contact us tab!

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