The Show He Never Gave

Dick had been scheduled to appear at the St. John's Arts and Culture Center on February 20, 2006 with the 8 Track Favourites and Sherry Ryan.  The Show went ahead to a capacity audience with a special tribute to Dick.  The 8TFs performed Dick's Piece of Baloney ending it with "There's always a smart Newfoundlander around and we'll always remember Dick Nolan".

The Band also performed two songs which Dick performed during the MusicNL Award Shows in Grand Falls in November of 2005 .....Wolverton Mountain and Six Days on the Road.  A video slide show backstage flashed images of Dick and other Nashville legends during the performances.  A video biography produced by the CBC was also shown.

A group of Dick's family and friends including his widow Marie, sister Priscilla and brother-in-law Pat Hayes attended.   The audience loved the show and a standing ovation brought the Band back for a couple of encores.

All in all, it was a great treat for country music fans and a fitting tribute to one of the province's finest entertainers .........Wayne Tucker

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