Pat Mason was the #1 Rock band promoter in the Northwest. Mason was an amazing character! Ask any band that he booked or the DJ's that hosted shows and there will be a Pat Mason story. He was instrumental in helping Paul Revere & The Raiders get bookings in the west. Pat would book top ranking talent like Ricky Nelson on "off nights" to get a reduction in their fees. Pat would travel with the bands on the road and would stop at his coin operated laundry stores and have the talent help him carry the change to the car! Pat owned a string of laundries up the coast. This photo is another masterpiece by Gino Rossi. Take a moment and look at Pat's cash booth (Raider Show in Seaside) and notice the candy ready for sales and cash laying in the drawer! Pat was the king of booking shows!
Thanks to Roger W Morgan, Roger Hart and Tiger Tom Murphy for the inside track on this amazing promoter Pat Mason.
Photo By Gino Rossi