Marvin & Tammi at Expo ’67

Among the biggest names of the era were the soul music acts that performed, including Motown stars Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell.  At one point before their evening stage performance, the couple were quietly escorted to a undisclosed location.  During a rainy afternoon at the fair, Marvin and Tammi were filmed together singing to their monster hit, "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" while huddled together under one of the fair's modernistic telephone booths that featured a plastic umbrella above. 

Deluxe Restaurant, the time capsule of Dundas.

Always on the lookout for anything old an vintage, I looked up at the buildings along the main street and came to a screeching halt when I spotted the huge Deluxe Restaurant sign overlooking the front of this vintage diner.  The street view of the building was covered in green and black vitrolite, a popular glass-like tile material used in 1930's and 1940'

Gibson Thunderbird IV

Inside the tiny shop, the walls were lined with quality used and vintage guitars.  The better and rarest guitars were behind the counter where the cash register was.  To the left were the bass guitars, all hanging on the wall.  During this visit, I was looking at all the basses all lined up, when I noticed that one of them wasn't shaped like the others, so it didn't fit in somehow.  As I focused on this fact , I began to think that what I was really looking at was indeed something rare and unusual. 

My First Fender Bass

As I scoured every guitar shop in town looking for a bargain, plus knowing my budget was small, I finally found what I was looking for.  I had managed to purchase a used 1971 Fender Musicmaster bass guitar.