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…

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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,…

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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,…

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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…

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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!…

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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…

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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…

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Remembering Glenna Page and Portland Bandstand

I moved to Portland in 1959 for a job offer from Mrs. Dorothy Bullitt, owner of KGW Radio and TV. It was a chance to get TV exposure I couldn’t get in Vancouver, with only CBC-TV on the air here. Portland Bandstand, sponsored by Coca-Cola, followed Dick Clark’s American Bandstand live on KGW-TV Monday nights…

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Eddie Cochran Killed – April 17, 1960

This Rolly Ford photo with Eddie Cochran showing me how to hold a guitar was taken backstage at the Georgia Auditorium in October 1957. Eddie was killed in a car crash in England while on tour with Gene Vincent. It happened April 17, 1960 – 60 years ago today. Eddie, girlfriend Sharon Sheeley and Gene…

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