George Barris – Classic Car and Custom Show

This photo was taken with George Barris, the King of the Kustomizers, during the recent Classic Car and Custom Show at the Tradex in Abbotsford. We are sitting with two unidentified ladies just before the trophy presentations took place. George is legendary around the world. He designed the Batmobile, the Beverly Hillbillies jalopy, and KITT…

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BC Government Supports C.H.I.L.D.

Linda C. photo On May 12th at the Children’s Hospital British Columbia Premier Gordon Campbell announced that the Government of British Columbia was going to support the C.H.I.L.D. Foundation, my pet charity, with a grant of $12 million to help with research into Crohn’s Disease, liver disease and other intestinal disorders. This money is to…

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Anne Murray

We should have declared it Anne Murray Week in Vancouver (May 5 to 10). Canada’s first lady of song played Monday night to a full house at the 3000-seat Queen Elizabeth Theatre. I was asked to emcee the opening and told the crowd that I had discovered that during this, her final coast-to-coast tour, the…

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Red Around Town: May 10

It was a treat to meet Clara Ann Fowler, better known as Patti Page, backstage at the Bell Centre in Surrey. It was amazing to hear the singer who is now 80 years of age. With few exceptions, she is still able to hit the notes. She didn’t disappoint when it came to her list…

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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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