Friday, February 25, 2011

Nice guy 'Billy Red'

From the Oshawa Times on the July 28 1981 show at the Oshawa Civic. Billy Red was indeed a nice guy in what can be a very harsh business. Truly one of the all-time legends of Toronto Wrestling, his career spanned several generations of fans and he will be forever remembered fondly by the MLW faithful

Windsor '60 & Kingston '54: Classic Clippings

Windsor 1960 from the Newspaper Archives, below the Windsor are some of the Kingston 1954 sent over by Greg Oliver of Slam! Wrestling

Kingston , ON 1954 

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Farmer Boy 1957

A feature article on Maritimer 'Farmer Boy' Frank Townsend from the Toronto Daily Star Sept 28 1957. Also known as 'Singing' Frank as he cut a few sides for Regency Records in his time and would sometimes sing before a bout. He had a successful wrestling career but it was cut short in when he was killed in a boating accident in 1965. Click on pics to see full size