Vinny's Last Ride or just VLR for short, is an 45 year musical collaboration between Leon Portelance and Sean "Julio" Vance. The duo met ...
Vinny's Last Ride or just VLR for short, is an 45 year musical collaboration between Leon Portelance and Sean "Julio" Vance. The duo met in 1960 in the small sawmill town of Mesachie Lake in British Columbia, Canada, when the Vance family moved into a house just two doors down from the Portelances. The boys became fast friends and did many of the things that pre-adolescent boys do: built forts, played world war and cowboys and indians and generally got into all kinds of mischief like stealing dynamite from a logging supply shed and blowing up the garbage dump. In 1963, an event happened that changed their lives forever. The Beatles performed for the first time on the Ed Sullivan Show. It was magical; those cool suits, strange haircuts and all those girls screaming. And such wonderful music! The boys knew then and there what they wanted to be when they grew up.