Latremouille, Wasserman and Tony Bennett

CBC archives has presented some very interesting and historic photos.  This is Jack Wasserman and Fred Latremouille interviewing Tony Bennett in a pilot for a series that never happened.  Photos like this have been preserved by the corporation and I only wish the radio business had done the same…

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Chicago At The “Red”

Chicago played to SRO crowds at both the Red Robinson and River Rock Show Theatres.  Founder and keyboardist/singer Robert Lamm agreed to an interview. He told me the band has sold 100 million records and has had a top album on the charts for five decades. Another interesting fact: 25 of Chicago’s 35 albums are…

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Danny Holiday… Looking Back

Danny Holiday, a dear friend and a major part of Pacific Northwest radio history, has passed away. I first met Danny and Gary Taylor at the Holiday Ballroom on old Highway 99 north of Bellingham. I had flown in Robin Luke in from Hawaii to make personal appearances in and around Vancouver and Bellingham. Danny…

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Susan Jacks Gives For A Great Cause

I first met Susan Jacks (then Susan Pesklevits) on the set of Let’s Go, Vancouver’s weekly contribution to the CBC-TV series Music Hop. I co-hosted with Fred Latremouille. The show allowed Canadian talent to get exposure from coast-to-coast on television. Susan was a wonderfully talented, stunningly beautiful lady with a voice like silk. It didn’t…

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Simple Plan: Remember That Name

Simple Plan headlined at the Coliseum February 11 and I took my trusty shooter Sharron Bates for an interview for Global TV.  The band from Quebec had some very special guests including Vancouver’s Marianas Trench plus the band All Time Low and Abbotsford’s These Kids Wear Crowns. It was a great and loud night of…

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Dwight Yoakam, Styx At The “Red”

Another busy sold-out weekend at the Red Robinson Show Theatre! Friday night saw Dwight Yoakam on stage singing all his hits and more. The singer-actor told me backstage that he is scheduled to get back in the acting game, this time with Johnny Depp.  The movie is titled The Lone Ranger after the iconic comic…

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The Rankins At The “Red”

The Rankin Family filled the Red Robinson Show Theatre to the rafters January 27. The family had not played the theatre since 2008. They have lost none of their love of music from the Maritimes and in particular Cape Breton. The audience reaction was most appreciative. At one point I asked how many in the…

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