Buddy Holly – The Young Man In The Big Glasses

I introduced my granddaughter Rebecca to the suave man with creamy white hair. We (and with my wife Rosemary) were in the lobby of the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage of the Arts Club Theatre, moments before the opening night performance of Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story. “Mr Robinson this is my granddaughter Rebecca. I…

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George Thorogood, The Chessmen, Beach Boys

It has been another busy week. Thursday I emceed the George Thorogood and the Destroyers concert at the Red Robinson Show Theatre.  On Friday I interviewed George for an update as I had  interviewed him two years ago. His latest, titled Dirty Dozen, refers to his 12 new tracks. In addition to the CD he…

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Remembering Dolton Records

A publisher is writing the story of Jerry Dennon and Northwest music of the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s.  He wanted to have a photo of the group The Frantics and Dolton Records owner Bob Reisdorff. I found one taken in 1959 at the KGW radio studios in Portland with Bob (shown on the left in…

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My First Car: 1957 Ford Fairlane

Alyn Edwards writes for the Vancouver Sun on automobiles and in particular about classic cars. Alyn asked me to find photos of my very first car, a 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 red convertible. In early 1957, at the age of 19, I decided to buy a car. Up to that  time I took taxis everywhere…

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He who laughs last, laughs best

Former CKWX colleague John Foster emailed me this, along with a recent photo from the Vancouver Sun: “Red’s career also included publicity stunts, such as false news reports on the night of March 31, 1958, that a whale had washed ashore in Vancouver. By the time midnight brought April Fool’s Day, more than 10,000 people…

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Randy Travis, Don Rickles, Air Supply At The “Red”

A weekend of contrasts at the Red Robinson Show Theatre with Randy Travis on Friday night and Mr. Warmth, Don Rickles on Saturday night.  Both shows sold out. Randy Travis has been an important country artist for three decades. I couldn’t help notice his weight. I commented that he is the thinnest celebrity I had…

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