Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
The New Trocadero Alumni Orchestra pays homage to the bands of the 50's
In 1991 George Lake and a few others patrons of the Lion's Senior Citizen's Recreation Centre started up a small band, made up of old Edmonton music veterans. Within a couple of years, as more experienced (and serious) players started to join, they made a commitment to start a larger, more serious band that paid tribute to yesteryear. It was fellow musician , Zen Magus, who suggested the name of the group -- "The TROCADERO ALUMNI ORCHESTRA" made perfect sense, given the number of musicians in the new group who had played the Troc stage over the years.
The logo from the original Troc advertisements would become the foundation for the new band's identity. If you lived in Alberta in the fifties, you will recognize the logo -- and the new Troc band will remind you of the music, too!
Trivia notes: Actually, "LYON" was not his real name at all....it was his stage name. His real name was Robert Rutherford. Bob Lyon named
the "Trocadero Ballroom" after a similar venue in Sydney, Australia (he was there for a while during the war).