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Canada's 'David Bowie' now a Zamboni driver in Moose Jaw

During the 1970s, singers like David Bowie and Gary Glitter were widely regarded as the kings of glam rock. Not many people may know this, but Canada actually contributed to this glitter-fuelled music scene as well.
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[Originally broadcast on Nov. 26, 2015]

During the 1970s, singers like David Bowie and Gary Glitter were widely regarded as the kings of glam rock. Not many people may know this, but Canada actually contributed to this glitter-fuelled music scene as well. In this piece we meet Lou Henderson who in 1973 had much success performing as his alter ego, Lou Rocketship.

I loved dressing up in platform boots and singing about outer space.- Lou "Rocketship" Henderson, Zamboni driver

"Sometimes when everyone has left the rink, I'll crank on one of my songs, put the makeup on and pretend I am up on stage like it was the '70s," says Henderson who now drives a Zamboni in Moose Jaw.


Click listen to hear some of Henderson's hit songs Star SitterOrbit Wizard and Lou Rocketship; and find out why he left the glam rock scene for good. 


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