C.H.I.L.D. Foundation Golf Tournament

On Monday September 21 the C.H.I.L.D. Foundation held its second annual golf tournament to raise funds for research into intestinal diseases. Grace McCarthy began the foundation years ago when her granddaughter was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. I joined due to my son Jeffrey’s affliction with Crohn’s. The disease eventually took his life at 33 years…

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Blue Suede News

I am flattered that Marc Bristol and his team at Blue Suede News are currently featuring my own rockabilly roots in the current issue of the outstanding magazine. I invite you to take a look at my article… but while you are at it, why not take a look at the other fascinating stories? Better…

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Burton Cummings at the “Red”

This photo was taken at the meet & greet at the recent Burton Cummings show. Roy Hennessy, my old friend and General Manager of the new Shore 104 FM,  is shown here accompanied by his lovely wife Brenda and my wife Carole and I. Roy and Burton go back a long way and they had…

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Good Guys, Then and Now

Years ago in the sixties I took the C-FUN Good Guys out to the steps of the radio station on 4th Avenue for a photo. We were all wearing our Fun Bug sweatshirts. Those were happy days. The original photo pictured the late Al Jordan and Tom Peacock, along with Ed Kargl, who left radio…

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Wayne Brady at the “Red”

photo: Steven Pesant Wayne Brady appeared at the Red Robinson Show Theatre September 18. I interviewed Wayne for my Wednesday morning Global TV appearance at 8:15. He has a new daytime CBS quiz show. Let’s Make A Deal, The original show, videotaped at one time in Vancouver, will take on a new life with Wayne…

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Jerry Naylor

This photo of Jerry Naylor, lead singer for the Crickets after Buddy Holly died, was taken in Hawaii last year. Jerry is responsible for one of the greatest documentaries on the history of Rockabilly music, They Called It Rockabilly Long Before They Called it Rock And Roll. It has played on PBS to great success…

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Heeeeeere’s Kellie!

These are photos of me with my daughter Kellie on stage at the third annual Red Robinson’sTalent Showdown at the PNE. The show this year was exceptional and Kellie proved herself to be a natural on stage. Each day for four days we introduced 10 candidates. Every day there was a first, second and third…

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Beatles, Beach Boys, And Burgers

Hello Red, I am writing in regards to the Beatles’ performance in 1964 in Vancouver. My sister (then 16) and myself (12) travelled from Cortez Island where we grew up, to Vancouver to see the show. Imagine, two country bumpkins arriving to all that hysteria. We were dropped off outside by our family and then…

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Let Us Honour the Example of Roy Jacques

I don’t like talking about the “old days.” I try to look at the past for lessons only and look at the world and its future through the eyes of my 29-year-old grandson. However I must talk about the past today for the death last week of Roy Jacques, newsman and commentator non pareil should…

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