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February 15, 2021 7:49 pm  #1

Bill Brioux Reviews New Billy Van Biography

Bill also mentions that Brent Butt wanted Van for the role of "Oscar" on Corner Gas.

(The original link I posted appears to produce a warning,  although I don't know why;   so here is a diiferent one.)

New biography on Billy Van allows peek behind man of many masks –

Last edited by Media Observer (February 15, 2021 11:39 pm)


February 16, 2021 10:56 am  #2

Re: Bill Brioux Reviews New Billy Van Biography

Sorry guys.  I don't know why the links are triggering warnings.  Myself and other have posted links to Bill's work in the past;  without any problems.

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February 16, 2021 11:25 am  #3

Re: Bill Brioux Reviews New Billy Van Biography

It's a shame his career hit the decline of variety shows in the 1970s. He would have been great either as host of either a variety show or a straight-up sketch show - he easily could have hosted a show like Bizarre but that show was actually an American show that happened to be produced in Canada - and that Glenn-Warren bought into - so the headliner etc were Americans.