You Say It’s Your Birthday!

Happy Birthday Red! Everything to do with music in Vancouver seems to be associated with you… since I was a kid. Thank you for all that you do for this city with music. You are an inspiration! All the best for a fabulous year to come! Cheers, Ruth Payne Red, in your lifetime you have…

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Wink Martindale gets back in the game with new show

Wink Martindale just won’t quit and good on him. Like 92 year-old local bandleader Dal Richards, they are both akin to the Energizer Bunny and why not? Quit having a reason to get up each morning and you are dead within 2 years. Wink produced a game show here in Vancouver years back with affable…

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Tammy Weis, Randy Bachman duet

Vancouver thrush Tammy Weis has a new CD out titled Where I Need To Be. She lives in London, England and performs around the country. Tammy has been asked to perform at many events, one of which included Randy Bachman. She was so excited to be working with him and the British press were taken…

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Spencer Davis at the “Red”

It was a pleasure to meet up with British Invasion star Spencer Davis and his band at the Red Robinson Show Theatre. During my interview I discovered that Spencer had never played Vancouver until we invited him to join Legends of Rock and Roll at Expo 86. He remembers the show and the theatre in…

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Remember Ian Whitcomb?

Dear Red, I’ve been wanting to get the song (and I’m not sure of the title) called ‘That’s My Song’ perhaps. It’s from the 60s (British Invasion?).  It says…” come on now baby, you know you really turn me on…and when and when you do, {passionate pants} heh, heh, heh that’s my song.” Jianni Fletcher…

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Andy Kim, Canadian Icon

Some years ago when Bruce Allen and I had offices in Gastown Andy Kim came to visit. I found him to be a most engaging personality. He had written and produced a new song and I thought it had potential and told him so. Born in Montreal, Andy found fame in New York City at…

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