MacPhail, Dave

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MacPhail, Dave

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fl. 1950s-2000s


David MacPhail is a former Whistler resident. He was born and raised in a musical family in Vancouver. He joined the high school band as a teenager. In 1962, he married his wife, Jane MacPhail. In the early 1960s, Dave founded and drummed in the popular band, The Epics, playing at many of Vancouver's iconic venues. The band opened for acts like the Tina Turner Revue and CBC's Let's Go Show and the R&B segment of CBC's Rock Classic. In 1968, the band released their hit single, King Size, which hit the top 5 in local charts and remained in the top 10 for 20 weeks. In later years, the band became known as Jayson Hoover and The Epics. They eventually disbanded although some of the members, including MacPhail, sporadically got together over the years for one-off performances. Dave moved to Whistler in 1971 and spent 35 years living and working in the area as the manager of building services for the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) and fitting ski boots for some of Canada's top ski racers. He was a talented skier himself, often skiing and training with Canada's top ski racers.



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MacPhail, Jane (fl. 1970s-)

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MacPhail, Jane

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MacPhail, Dave

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RAD, July 2008 version. Canadian Council of Archives.


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Catalogued June 2023.



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