TRIBUTE TO DICK NOLAN
On January 25, 2006 Herman Harris hosted an hour-long tribute to Dick Nolan on Personal TV. The program which was a mix of interviews and music was broadcast throughout the Conception Bay Centre Region of Newfoundland.
Wayne Tucker described his work on the biography which he had been writing with Dick. Another project which they collaborated on was the Sony BMG CD "The Best of Dick Nolan" which is due to be released on January 31. Dick's long-time friend, Ray Gushue reminisced about his association with Dick which goes back to the early 1960s when Dick played The Drake Hotel and Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto. Dick's widow, Marie Nolan gave an emotional tribute to the man she loved deeply. Wayne and Marie have committed to continue to work on Dick's biography.
There were plenty of musical tributes as well from Kevin Mercer, Clayton Coombs, Harris Porter and Herman Harris. They performed a wide spectrum of tunes from Dick's extensive repertoire of country and down-east music. A highlight was Clayton's performance of his tribute to Dick which he wrote on the morning of his funeral.
All in all it was a fitting casual and uncomplicated tribute to an extraordinary man who appreciated the simple and honest ways of ordinary people.
Wayne Tucker, January 28 2006