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A friend and I were discussing a fly by we did during Expo 86.  It was called Flight into History and had everything from early by planes to Concorde.  We flew a formation of Learjets low level over Vancouver Harbour.

Now the old part..  Look at the list of dignitaries and performers.

From Wiki:

Entertainment and famous visitors[edit]

RoyaltyPrince Charles & Diana, Princess of Wales for the opening ceremonies; Crown Prince Harald & Crown Princess Sonjaof Norway; Saudi-Arabian Prince Sultan Bin Salman al-Saud[9]

Prime MinisterBrian Mulroney (Canada) Margaret Thatcher (United Kingdom) Pierre Trudeau (former Prime Minister - Canada)[9]

Vice-PresidentGeorge Bush (United States)[9]

ConcertsEinstürzende NeubautenHarry BelafonteAnne MurrayBilly OceanBruce CockburnMiles DavisWynton Marsalis,Annie Lennox - EurythmicsJulio IglesiasAmy GrantLoverboyA-haLiberaceMormon Tabernacle ChoirGowanParachute ClubJoan Baez with Don McLeanKenny LogginsLou Rawls & The 5th DimensionIdle EyesHoneymoon SuiteKim Mitchell,Johnny CashDepeche ModeJoe JacksonGeorge Thorogood + the Delaware Destroyers, Smokey RobinsonGeorge Benson,John DenverThe Beach BoysAir SupplyPeter, Paul & MaryThe Manhattan TransferThe TemptationsRené Simardk.d. lang (opening for Rockin' Ronnie Hawkins), Peter AllenSheena EastonTrooperBryan AdamsThe RomaniacsTangerine DreamYoussou N'DourRolf HarrisKool & The GangRoy OrbisonFats Domino with Jerry Lee LewisDonovan[9] Leilehua High SchoolLayton High School Lancer Marching Band, College Park High School Marching Band from Pleasant Hill, CA, Gustine High School Marching, Concert and Jazz Band from Gustine, CA, Siuslaw High School Band and Jazz Band, from Florence, Oregon at Oregon Pavilion, World Drums concert (led by John Wyre), Shannon GunnSkywalkKent-Meridian Jazz EnsembleImages In VoguePeter NooneAlvin Lee opened for Steppenwolf.[citation needed] Many of the concerts were hosted byRed Robinson,[citation needed] Vancouver DJ. These concerts were held at the Open air Expo Theatre.

The "Festival of Independent Recording Artists", a concert series promoting local bands, was cancelled on the first night after a performance by Slow devolved into a riot.[10] Other artists who had been scheduled to appear in that series included Art Bergmann.[10]

ComediansBill CosbyBob NewhartBob HopeRed SkeltonJoan RiversHowie MandelGeorge Burns and Danny Kaye[9]

DanceMikhail BaryshnikovThe Royal Ballet,[9] Cheremosh Ukrainian Dance Company[citation needed]

DirectorsNorman JewisonGeorge Cosmatos (Rambo: First Blood Part II)[9]

OceanographerJacques Cousteau[9]

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It's hard to gauge age with musicians.  They're like a dreaded parasite that you just can't kill off.  If there's a tune of theirs stuck in your memory banks... you can't bet they'll continue to milk it as long as they can.  It beats a real job.

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