Reditorial — Ticket Prices

Well, it has finally happened. Artists, promoters and ticket companies have gone too far. The price of concert tickets is through the roof and when you add additional charges to a ticket it is becoming less and less attractive to take in a concert. Like Canadian and American media, when a few companies control the…

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Elvis Remembers Vancouver

[jwplayer height=”500″ width “375” controlbar=”over” file=”https://c4f774.p3cdn1.secureserver.net/audio/ELVIS_vancouver.mp3″ image=”https://c4f774.p3cdn1.secureserver.net/archive/red029.jpg”] Elvis Presley came to Vancouver on his first North American tour in August 1957. Vancouver was the biggest success story on the whole tour.  I was proud to be part of the success that day as I had tried in vain to get Elvis here for a year…

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Tim Allen, Boz Scaggs at the “Red”

Another busy weekend at the Red Robinson Show Theatre. Friday night saw the arrival of Tim Allen, back on stage to do stand-up after an absence of some years. Tim is best known for the TV series Home Improvement.  Tim also is  the voice of Buzz Lightyear in the Disney series Toy Story.  It was …

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Red Around Town June 15

The only constant in life is change. Here are some updates: Former CHUM/Toronto newsman Mike Cleaver is in the process of getting interviews with as many Vancouver radio folks as he can. He has started with the older men and women and will continue documenting the radio history in our town through the eyes of…

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Three Dog Night at the “Red”

Wonderful night with the Three Dog Night band. This photo shows the entire band and the two main guys. On the far left in the photo is Danny Hutton and the man second from the right is Cory Wells. In 1967 Danny created the idea of a three man vocalist group with a full rock…

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A Great Song That Keeps Getting Requests

Hi Red, I live on Vancouver Island and love listening to your show.  I heard a song today and am hoping to get the name. I looked at the playlist but I can’t seem to locate it. It is an older song about a rich girl and a poor boy meeting on the road to…

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DJ spins memories of his prized ’57 Fairlane

Rock ‘n’ roll Hall of Fame DJ Red Robinson remembers the new 1957 Ford Sunliner convertible purchased before he knew how to drive. (More from Alyn Edwards at the Vancouver Sun) (More on the car in my previous blog post here) “You lookin’ fer the red-haired fella? He went thataway… just follow the line o’…

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Bob Newhart at the “Red”; Robert O. Smith passes

I first met Bob Newhart four years ago when he  played the River Rock Show Theatre prior to the opening of the Red Robinson Show Theatre. He is one of the most beloved television personalities in history. Bob’s TV shows were always in the Top Ten and his final episode of the Newhart show was…

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