Compare The Hits: Elvis and Pentatonix

This is a great new version of the song that stole Elvis‘ 1961 movie Blue Hawaii. Apparently it was written in a flash as they needed a song to end the movie. Appropriately, it was used as the closer for his 1973 worldwide telecast, Aloha from Hawaii. When I took a group of listeners to Nashville in 2001, we…

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Roy Orbison in Vancouver, 1963

#RoyOrbison and I are backstage at Vancouver's Garden Auditorium in 1963,for his first ever show in Canada. Notice he isn't wearing his trademark sunglasses. He needed them because his eyes were light sensitive. To this day I miss him. He was a treasure. #tbt #deejayred #redrobinson A post shared by Red Robinson (@redrobinson_1) on May…

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Elvis In Vancouver, 1957

August 31, 1957… #Elvis in his only Vancouver appearance. CJOR’s Bruno Cimolai on left, back of my head on the right! #tbt #elvispresley #elvislives A post shared by Red Robinson (@redrobinson_1) on Apr 26, 2017 at 8:54am PDT…

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CKWX Remote, 1957

Notice my blue suede shoes? This was a CKWX radio remote in Burnaby back in 1957. Those were my smoking days. Many fans showed up on foot but the real story was the line-up for gas. Oh the memories. #TBT A post shared by Red Robinson (@redrobinson_1) on Apr 20, 2017 at 10:25pm PDT…

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Remembering “Mr. Warmth”

Don Rickles, the man who made a career of insulting the average citizen and the rich and famous, passed away at the age of 90 at his home in Los Angeles. He died from kidney failure. Don’s humour had a major influence on a younger generation of comics. He began his career as an actor…

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RIP “Big Daddy” Dave McCormick

In 1959 “Big Daddy” Dave McCormick was hosting the Hi Fi Club, a syndicated radio show, on C-FUN. The producers would send the package but the local deejay would run the contests, read the commercials and follow the scripts supplied. Dave’s show became so popular station management suggested he take over programming, and Dave took…

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Bob Robertson and Peter Jackson Sign Off

Sad news indeed losing two broadcast contemporaries in the last few days: The talented Bob Robertson is gone. He was 71 and passed away too young. He worked in Victoria radio before moving to Vancouver and CKNW. Bob teamed up with Linda Cullen and the two had great success in television. They were a wining…

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