When you think of rock ’n’ roll in the 1960s, chances are you think of The Beatles or The Rolling Stones.

But in central Nova Scotia back then, going to a concert with The Lincolns was hugely popular.

The band - recently got back together for “one last show” and images from 50 years ago flickered on a TV screen. They’re all part of rock ’n’ roll memories for Rod Norrie.

Way back in 1961, Norrie was the original drummer for The Lincolns, who were based out of Truro.

“We played odd little jobs for ten or twenty dollars, or thirty dollars, whatever it was,” Norrie says. “We just progressed and we liked it and stayed together.”

The band played Friday nights in Truro, and students from high school, university and young professionals packed the hall beyond capacity.

Saturday, they would hit the road, for shows in Pictou, Wolfville and Dartmouth.

As the sixties progressed, it seemed central Nova Scotia couldn't get enough of them.

“Everybody was copying The Beatles in those days, all the bands were, you know,” said lead singer Frank MacKay. “So for us to find this R&B space that we could call our own, and with the large band that we had, it was perfect.”

Earlier this month, the band played two reunion concerts in Truro and both were sellouts.

Among the players to return was John Gray an Order of Canada recipient and playwright who wrote Billy Bishop Goes to War.

He even took it to Broadway in 1980.

Gray says his time with The Lincolns, was invaluable.

“Because I'd been playing with The Lincolns, I could still get around a keyboard and I still could play, still play several genres of stuff,” Gray said.

They say rock ’n’ roll never dies, and that certainly seems to be the case with The Lincolns. Norrie says the reunion concert two weeks ago may not have been the last.

“Oh I don't know if it ever will be,” he said. “I think it'll go on and on until we're unable to move. I think that given half a chance, we'll be doing it again tomorrow.”

That sounds like rock ’n’ roll heaven.

With files from CTV Atlantic’s Dan MacIntosh.