Happy Birthday, Pat Boone!

My friend and pop music legend Pat Boone is celebrating his 86th birthday today! We go back a long way. My November 29th, 1957 Vancouver Sun column saluted Pat: “Pat Boone, contender for the top vocalist of 1957, was on hand for the gala premiere last week at the Roxy of his second motion picture…

Read More

Legends of Comedy: Jonathan Winters

Playing straight man to Jonathan Winters was one of the most wonderful experiences of my career. Jonathan and I cut a series of TV commercials for Hudson’s Bay Company in Vancouver in 1976. Neither one of us worked with a script, just a general outline of the commercial. Jonathan threw me a line and I…

Read More

Paul Revere, Rock’n’Roll Rebel

It was 1775 and Paul Revere rode his horse yelling “The British are coming!” In the 1960’s another Paul Revere noticed that the British Invasion was starting all over again. He rode the charts and was successful while many bands collapsed during the invasion. The band was discovered by jock Roger Hart of Portland’s KISN…

Read More

Red Robinson’s Legends on Apple Podcasts

Red Robinson‘s Legends is delighted to announce our latest podcast partner: Apple Podcasts! Apple Podcasts is the world’s largest platform for podcast discovery and listening. Its directory includes over one million shows across a broad variety of categories and sub-categories. Apple Podcasts is available on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch with the latest version of iOS or iPadOS,…

Read More

Red Robinson’s Legends on Google Podcasts

Red Robinson’s Legends is elated to announce our latest podcast partner: Google Podcasts! With Google Podcasts, you can find and listen to the world’s podcasts for free. Discover podcasts you’ll love: subscribe and listen to all your favorite podcasts, explore show and episode recommendations just for you, and browse popular and trending shows in comedy,…

Read More

Little Richard, 1932-2020

Little Richard, a true rock’n’roll original, passed away this morning (5/9/2020). He was 87. This interview was recorded June 12, 1957. Little Richard was appearing at the PNE Exhibition Gardens, and I persuaded him to visit CKWX. There, Richard submitted to the interview, but it wasn’t long before he walked over to a piano sitting…

Read More

Charlton Heston on Red Robinson’s Legends

My friend Terry Moore recorded this interview with Charlton Heston and his son Fraser in Vancouver back in 1981. Terry was a terrific interviewer who knew how to bring out the best in his subjects. Here’s a preview of the first of two parts from Red Robinson’s Legends, yours to enjoy from our friends at Spotify!…

Read More

Red Robinson’s Legends on Spotify

Red Robinson’s Legends is thrilled to announce a new podcast partner: Spotify! Spotify is a digital music, podcast, and video streaming service that gives you access to millions of songs and other content. Spotify is available across a range of devices, including computers, phones, tablets, speakers, TVs, and cars, and you can easily transition from…

Read More

KGW and KISN: Epic Radio Battle in Portland

Dave Keeley writes: “Your Portland venture was my favorite in your first book. Why? Because I lived there, heard you on radio and watched your show. At nine years old getting my taste for Rock’nRoll. I have a question for you. In May of 1959 KISN started up. I’m wondering if you or anybody at KGW…

Read More