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Memorable Manitobans: Bruce Earle “Bones” Rathbone (1947-2017)

Concert promoter.

Born at Winnipeg on 13 January 1947, one of five children of June Margaret Stevenson (?-2017) and Ernest Clifford Rathbone (1923-1988), he was partners with Sam Katz in Nite Out Entertainment. They were responsible for bringing major musical acts to Winnipeg and western Canada during the 1980s and 1990s, including The Rollings Stones, David Bowie, Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner, Paul Simon, and Pearl Jam. He died on 2 July 2017.


Obituary [Ernest Clifford Rathbone], Winnipeg Free Press, 6 December 1988, page 39.

Obituary [June Margaret Rathbone], Winnipeg Free Press, 28 January 2017.

Bruce Rathbone, major Winnipeg entertainment figure, dies at 70,” CBC News, 4 July 2017.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 17 July 2017.

This page was prepared by Melanie Geraghty and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 January 2021

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