Author Archives: Red

A New Look

Welcome to the NEW redrobinson.com! I’ve moved to the popular “blog” format so you can interact with me and my website. Drop by, spend some time and feel free to leave comments. I’ve broken the site up into sections to make things easier to find. Lots of new stuff is coming, including video, so keep…

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A Bridge To The Past

Red, In the mid 50s, before Kelowna had a bridge, the watershow at the Kelowna Regatta featured a reworded Version of Cross Over the Bridge with the lyrics changed to “Bennett, give us a bridge.” Your show today brought back that memory and I had forgotten that the original version was by Patti Page. It…

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John Lennon’s Hair

Red, In about 1964 or 1965, I won a locket containing a swatch of John Lennon’s hair. It was a contest put on through one of the record stores in Vancouver (perhaps A&B Sound), sponsored by either C-FUN or CKLG. I think I won because I bought so many of the Beatles’ 45 RPM records!…

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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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