"Daryl B" Burlingham - CFQC Saskatoon; CKRC Winnipeg;
music director CKY Winnipeg; CFUN Vancouver 1965-67; CKLG Vancouver 1967-69 reelradio aircheck;
CKLW Windsor 1969-70; CKLG 1970-73; CKVN/CFUN Vancouver 1973-77; CHUM Toronto
1977-79; CFUN 1979-87; CHUM 1987-92. Died
I can't neglect it, as it is the ultimately charmed song of my career. It took five days to develop, starting as a 'Paperback Writer' ripoff called 'White Collar Worker' that the Guess Who wouldn't do. Then I heard Vancouver DJ Darryl Burlingham saying 'This is Darryl B on CFOX* Radio and we're taking care of business' and thought it was a great line for a song.”
- Randy Bachman talking about 1974 hit "Taking Care of Business" * It was probably C-FUN
Daryl has been in failing health for some time and has been convalescing in a Winnipeg hospital for the past few months, battling post-polio syndrome while nursing head injuries and a broken hip he suffered in an earlier fall.
Despite a bad prognosis, I'm told he appears to be on the mend. In fact, the 57-year- old former CKLG "Boss Jock" says it's his fondest wish to be in attendance for the closing ceremonies of the Pan-Am Games to see the reunion of his longtime musical pals The Guess Who.
July 30/99 - Joe Leary The Province
Obituary of Daryl Burlingham.
It's been a hell of
a week for
Still reeling from
the sudden death of Rick Honey, the
Blessed with an incredible voice and energy, Daryl B was long regarded as one of the greatest ever Canadian rock DJs and, as such, was idolized by scores of up-and-coming broadcasters during the era of Boss Radio.
While a dominant force and figure on the local airwaves from the mid '60s to the early '80s, Burlingham had been in failing health in recent years. Through his former colleague and good friend Honey, Daryl had been kept abreast of developments in the local radio scene and always looked forward to the news and words of encouragement he received.
Daryl was contacted last Sunday morning in Winnipeg and, when told of the death of Honey, burst into tears, saying what a wonderful person Rick was and how much he would be missed.
It appears the death hit Daryl particularly hard. The next morning, Daryl was found unconscious in his apartment. He had suffered a massive stroke and was in in a deep coma.
He was rushed to the
emergency room at
Daryl B first
He was hired by Red Robinson to replace the recently departed Fred Latremouille and became an instant hit with listeners.
"Daryl had a
wonderful, warm voice," said Robinson. "He was a master DJ on the air
and simply one of the best
If indeed there is a rock 'n' roll heaven, Rick and Daryl can now put together one hell of a radio station.
March 2/01 - Joe Leary The Province