Author Archives: Red

Bill Reiter

Well known Vancouver radio and television personality Bill Reiter dropped in on my Red Rock Diner radio show on 104.9 Clear FM to promote the 100th birthday of Brittania High, Vancouver’s oldest high school. Bill will be the emcee for the big homecoming over two days in May…

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Tanya Tucker

Tanya Tucker came to the Red Robinson Show Theatre in the past few weeks. She still can belt out those hits and the audience is quick to respond to the familiar melodies. Tanya has charted 65 hits on the country charts over the years. She began her career at the tender age of 13. Songs…

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Red Around Town: May 3

It was great seeing Wayne Newton, the King of Las Vegas, at the Red Robinson Show Theatre. He is the consummate performer, and the 18-piece band was outstanding. During my interview for Global TV, Wayne mentioned his memories of the Cave Theatre Restaurant, where he appeared in April of 1965. How do I remember that…

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Reditorial: Rewriting History In Toronto

In the Tuesday May 6th edition of the National Post, Jay Stone wrote an obituary for his father, broadcaster Phil Stone. Phil had a wonderful career by all appearances, but the article is totally wrong with respect that he was the first to play rock and roll records on the radio. Their quote: “On May…

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The Searchers, Peter & Gordon

The Searchers were part of the British Invasion in the mid Sixties. They came to the River Rock Show Theatre with Peter & Gordon for an entertaining return to those halycon days of yore. The group was famous for hits such as When You Walk In The Room, Needles and Pins, and their biggest hit…

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Kenny Rogers

Kenny Rogers came for two shows at the Red Robinson Show Theatre. He recently had knee replacement and told me that his doctor didn’t want him to continue with this current tour but he insisted. It was amazing to watch him on stage. He still has the humor and the showmanship and when it came…

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Wayne Newton

Wayne Newton came to town to perform at the Red Robinson Show Theatre. This was our second encounter. I had never met him in the Sixties when he played at the Cave Theatre Restaurant. However, at the’ meet and greet’ before the show a lady came by with a Cave Theatre photo album with a…

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Welcome To “The Vinyl Frontier”!

The annual Vancouver Record and CD Swap Meet was held recently at the Croatian Cultural Centre on Commercial Drive. This annual event has gone on for decades, and even though the experts are talking about the demise of vinyl, this annual turnout proves them wrong. As a matter of fact vinyl is stronger now than…

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Charlton Heston, 1923-2008

Hollywood icon Charlton Heston has died at the age of 84. His strong stage presence earned him an Oscar for the movie Ben Hur. Heston defined heroism on the big screen in an age when we revered heroes. He played characters ranging from Moses to Michelangelo, and appeared in a series of science fiction films…

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Styx, Foreigner

In the last while at the Red Robinson Show Theatre we have enjoyed the talents of some pretty amazing groups. April Wine paid us a visit as did Styx and Foreigner. Styx is a Chicago-based rock quintet who ran up 23 Billboard hits between 1972 and 1991. Some of their biggest hits included Lady from…

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