Canadian pop music may well have outgrown Cancon rules

On a sticky August night at the Air Canada Centre, Michael Bublé is getting ready to wrap it up. After an evening of crooning covers, he turns to one of his own compositions. The band plays the opening notes of Haven’t Met You Yet, and 20,000 fans roar their approval. Soon they are singing the…

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Rolf Harris, Vancouver Town 2010

Back in 1960-61, Rolf Harris wrote Vancouver Town, in which he satirized media people such as the late Jack Webster, our sports teams and many other local items. At the PNE he updated the song with new and relative material. He wrote it before the show and was worried that he would forget the new…

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Burton Cummings At The “Red”

This photo with Burton Cummings was taken backstage at the Red Robinson Show Theatre. The B.C. Lions sweater was a gift from the late Bobby Ackles on my 70th birthday.  It says “ROBINSON”  and the number 70 on the back and just the number on the front.  I wore it on stage in honour of…

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Engelbert Humperdinck At The “Red”

It was a very special night at the Red Robinson Show Theatre with Engelbert Humperdinck. The balladeer won over the hearts of the ladies in the audience but the men enjoyed the hit songs that became famous through the 60’s and 70’s. He is called the “King of Romance” for a reason and his laid…

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