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The Lincolns: At The Legion - One Last Time

  • Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 26 42 Brunswick Street Truro, NS, B2N 2G7 Canada (map)


Most people who grew up in Truro in the 1960's would have had the pleasure of seeing the Lincolns playing at a dance or a special function during that time. In the early days, (1960 to 1964) the Lincolns played at Pleasant St. Hall every Friday night, and in 1965 the "New" Lincolns emerged after a brief hiatus, and started playing at the Truro Legion Hall, where they played for audiences of several hundred people, every Friday night, until 1970, and have thrilled audiences in many other venues throughout the Maritimes, during that time.

The Lincolns, consisting of Drums, Guitar, Bass, Hammond Organ, Horn Section and vocalist Frank MacKay, was one of the largest, most popular bands in Atlantic Canada, and they still hold that recognition. Since then, The Lincolns have played at several Lincolns Reunions, High School Reunions, and special functions from time to time, including a recent fundraiser for the Truro Historical Museum. The Lincolns received an award for their outstanding contribution to the Musical Legacy of the Province of Nova Scotia, from the "Music Industry Association of Nova Scotia" and the American Federation of Musicians (local 571) in 2003 and in 2016, each member of the Lincolns received a "Lifetime Achievement" award from the Cobequid Arts Council, for their contribution to the Arts and Cultural sector of the community.

After several years of periodic performances, The Lincolns have decided to do one last performance, which will include most or all of the members that have ever played with the Lincolns over the years, and what better place to do it than at the Truro Legion Hall, where it all started.

Sponsored by Stu Rath

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Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys