The Twilight Zone
The Twilight Zone was a teen nightclub opened in 1964 on St. Mary's Road in St. Vital,
a district of Winnipeg. The Zone became a hangout for musicians like Neal Young, Burton Cummings
and Randy Bachman, and had more of an impact on the music scene than any other venu of its time. The interior
was painted blue with red and white table cloths on the tables. The tiny stage was situated
between the two washrooms. Little space was left for performing.
It was at the Twilight Zone that the nucleus of the Quid was formed. Because it featured bands throughout the week, the Zone
provided an opportunity for new bands to jam, get gigs and be assessed by other bands. It was at the Zone that
Colin Palmer and I recruited bass player Morley Nickles from the Kingbeats, drummer Lenny Fidkalo from
the Untouchables and lead singer Ron Rene from the Torquays.
Thus the Quid was born in the Twilight Zone.
Band member (l-r) Morley Nickles, Ron Rene, Al Johnson, Bill Pavlik, Colin Palmer.
Drummer Al Johnson was eventually replaced by Lenny Fidkalo.
In some songs, I would play the drums, Al would sing, and Ron would play guitar.
Another great gig was Glenwood Community Club in St. Vital (a suburb of Winnipeg)
where the following pictures were taken in October, 1967.
Quid fan club membership stands in the millions.