Dal Richards

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Dal Richards
Dal Richards in March 2009
Richards in March 2009
Background information
Birth nameDallas Murray Richards
Born(1918-01-05)January 5, 1918
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
OriginVancouver
Died31 December 2015(2015-12-31) (aged 97)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Occupation(s)conductor, clarinetist, saxophonist, baus
Years active1940–2015
Websitewww.dalrichards.com

Dallas Murray "Dal" Richards,[1] CM, OBC (5 January 1918 - 31 December 2015) was a Canadian big band leader.[2]

Richards led his band for many years in a weekly CBC Radio show broadcast nationally from the Panorama Roof Ballroom of the Hotel Vancouver.[3] As of February 2012, Richards also hosts a weekly one-hour show on radio station CISL.[4] Richards is commonly thought to be the lyricist of "Roar You Lions Roar", the fight song of the BC Lions football club set to the music of "I Love the Sunshine of Your Smile".[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Dal Richards". Vancouver Foundation. 14 December 2008.
  2. Dal Richards, Vancouver’s King of Swing, dies at 97, vancouversun.com
  3. Davis, Chuck, ed. (1997). Greater Vancouver Book. Linkman Press. ISBN 978-1-896846-00-2.
  4. "Dal Richards". CISL. Retrieved 31 October 2010.
  5. Corbett, Neil (3 June 2010). "Dal Richards: 92 and still swinging". Mission City Record. Retrieved 31 October 2010.