Oil Can Harry’s, June 1966
Oil Can Harry’s was a cocktail bar located at 752 Thurlow Street from 1966 to 1977. It had a cartoon villain theme and featured live RnB & jazz performers, which included Gil Scott Heron, Charlie Mingus, Tina Turner, BB King, Nat Adderly, Jimi Hendrix, and Heart. More deets here.
Source: Vancouver Sun
Oil Can Harry was also the nickname of a car my dad used to own when I was a little kid.