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Portland Wrestlecast: Remembering The Royal Kangaroos


The Royal Kangaroos (the late Norman Frederick Charles III and Jonathan Boyd) were one of the most dominant tag teams in Portland Wrestling history, dominating the Pacific Northwest in the early 1970s.

In this week's Portland Wrestlecast, we talk to photographer Lloyd N. Phillips, who was in high school when he picked up photography as a hobby. After taking pictures at the matches, he befriended the Kangaroos and took promo shots for them with some even making it into wrestling magazines.

We talk about Charles, Boyd, Tony Borne, Lonnie Mayne, Beauregard, Sandy Barr and other Portland Wrestling stars of the late 60s and early 70s. There's even a funny story of what Barr did to protect his promo picture business from the teen photographer Barr thought was trying to cost him money.

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