(Denver Post): “Back in the late 1950’s, Vicky answered a for-sale ad in the paper for a recording studio at East Sixth Avenue and Ogden Street called Columbine Records. Denver had its Sun Studio.“She would make demo records for whoever would come in the door,” Frances said. She put those records in her trunk and hauled them all over the country, the hard way.A dispute over the name with behemoth Columbia Records got Morosan to change the label’s name to Band Box Records. She was just a working old fool.”” It is reported by this Denver Post article (on the local Denver-based movie “Gears, Grease and Guitars”) that Vicky moved Columbine to a building at 220 Broadway.Here is a review of the film from the Colorado Springs Independent newspaper. Recitation of the Rosary Tuesday, PM, with Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, AM.Both will be held at the Archdiocese of Denver Mortuary.This 1957 ad casts some cloud on the ownership of Band Box – Although the accompanying text indicates that Vicky was the next buyer – interesting that the ad contact information indicates that Vicky (maiden name “A. Pasca) ” ran the ad so apparently she changed her mind and held on to Band Box.
According to a Denver Post article she passed away before the completion of the film. Also survived by fifteen grandchildren thirteen great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.Saints guitarist Joe Holenbek specifically recalls many sessions at a studio “around 20th and Champa” in what is now called “Lo Do”.Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame inductee and Band Box artist Lee Sims recalls later recording sessions which were released on the Band Box “Rustique” and “Keyboard” labels having been cut at studios at Alameda & South Pearl (possibly Western Cine) and Evans & South Lipan.The family did emigrate to the United States from Transylvania, Romania.However, their Romanian name is Pasca, which means bread in Romanian.