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Bodybuilding Legends Show


Jan 27, 2022

The Bodybuilding Legends Podcast devotes this episode as a tribute to the late Chris Dickerson who passed away on December 23rd, 2021. The guests for this tribute include 4x Mr. Universe and Mr. America Boyer Coe, Mr. Universe and Professional Mr. Universe Roy Callender and NPC judge Bill Neylon. Boyer, Roy and Bill share their memories of Chris. Boyer talks about competing with Chris back in the 1960's, Roy remembers his battles with Chris on the Grand Prix circuit in 1980 and '81 and Bill talks about what a gentleman Chris was with his fans. At the end of the podcast, host John Hansen reads the article "Elegance is the Game, Dickerson's the Name" written by Bill Reynolds and Armand Tanny for the January, 1980 issue of Muscle&Fitness magazine.

Time Stamps:

3:08 - John announces a new seminar planned for March

4:00 - Emails from last week's show

11:00 - Beginning of Chris Dickerson Tribute

12:00 - When Boyer Coe first met Chris Dickerson

13:46 - When Boyer and Chris first competed against each other

14:55 - Bill talks about when he first met Chris Dickerson in 2003

19:00 - Roy Callender talks about when he first met Chris Dickerson

21:20 - Boyer talks about how the contests were judged back in the 1960's

25:09 - Boyer talks about competing against Roy in the NABBA Mr. Universe

26:00 - Roy talks about what made Chris a great bodybuilder

28:16 - When bodybuilders used to compete in a lot of contests

32:44 - Chris Dickerson was the first African-American to win the Mr. America

34:12 - Boyer remembers competing against Sergio Oliva in 1966

36:10 - When Arthur Jones got Ken Waller suspended from the AAU Mr. America

38:15 - Boyer tells the story of traveling to South Africa with Chris

44:45 - When Roy was suspended from competing in the IFBB in 1971

47:40 - Boyer and Roy talk about the 1980 Mr. Olympia

56:06 - Chris's thoughts about the 1980 and '81 Mr. Olympia

58:25 - When Franco came up onstage at the 1980 Mr. Olympia prejudging

1:00:53 - Chris was a great ambassador for bodybuilding

1:04:50 - Boyer Coe's greatest competitive year

1:07:20 - Roy talks about what it is like to be a real bodybuilder

1:13:37 - John reads the article "Elegance is the Game, Dickerson's the Name" written by Bill Reynolds and Armand Tanny from the January, 1980 issue of Muscle&Fitness magazine.

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