Month: March 2008
Remembering Gord Robson
This is my 53rd year in radio. Along the path I have walked I have encountered the good, the bad and the ugly. Thankfully most encounters were with great people. One of the greatest guys in the business was Gord Robson. I say “was” because he was found dead in his Edmonton apartment today (March […]
Happy Birthday, Neil Sedaka!
If you listened to radio in the early 60’s you couldn’t miss Neil Sedaka and his string of hits: Calendar Girl, Oh Carol (written for Carole King), Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen (written for Annette Funicello), Breaking Up Is Hard To Do and Next Door To An Angel. Neil also had a major hit with 1975’s […]
The Ventures finally arrive at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
For years, it gnawed at Don Wilson, this thing with The Ventures being ignored by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He took it personally, having co-founded the group in Seattle in 1959 with his friend, Bob Bogle. They were two construction guys who bought $15 guitars at a pawnshop, taught themselves to play […]
The Red Robinson Show Theatre was visited by one of the best groups in the country and may I add one of the funniest: Barenaked Ladies. Mainly seen in larger venues such as GM Place, the guys took to the stage of the theatre they named after me for two sold out performances March 7 […]