Red Goes Green On St. Patrick’s Day

  Thanks to Malcolm Parry for his Vancouver Sun article and picture of me with Alyn Edwards.  This was our third St. Paddy’s Day parade. Alyn drives this marvelous 1967 Shelby Ford Mustang Convertible (of course it is green) and lets me ride along with him. What a treat. I look forward to riding with…

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BBC Interview Online For A Limited Time

My BBC Radio Merseyside interview is available here for another couple of days. Just got this email from Harry Chambers: “Hi Red, greetings from Liverpool, loved the interview with Spencer Leigh… hope to get your early recordings! I was listening in my cab and my passengers were loving it too: two very young  teenagers were…

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Gordon Lightfoot At The “Red”

It was indeed a night to remember with Canadian music icon Gordon Lightfoot at the Red Robinson Show Theatre. I hadn’t seen Gordon for years. I reminded him of our first meeting in Toronto back in 1957 on the CBC-TV show Cross Canada Hit Parade. In those days the corporation would bring in deejays from…

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Engelbert, Leann Rimes and Paul Revere At The “Red”

For a guy who is in his seventies Engelbert Humperdinck‘s voice is still resonant and strong. He sang his songbook to the delight of the ladies in the audience. Engelbert performed two shows during this tour, one at the River Rock and one at the “Red”. Both shows were sold out. This is one artist who…

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BBC Interview This Weekend

I had the pleasure of doing an interview with Spencer Leigh on BBC in the UK.  We talked about the early days and the relationship between deejays and rock and roll stars. He was fascinated with the Bill Haley interview. It is an honour to be asked. The show is scheduled to air Saturday March…

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Remembering Nick Sands

Nick Sands was a great guy. I suppose, like the rest of us, he had a temper but I never saw him angry enough to shout at anyone. He never had a bad word to say about anyone either. He was a gentleman in the truest sense of that word. I recall working with Nick…

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Michael Bublé’s Beautiful Day

Here’s Michael Bublé pretending to be Elvis in the Arts Club Theatre presentation of Red Rock Diner in 1996. I wish they would bring that show back. It played all over Canada and into the U.S. Fast forward to today and Michael’s new CD To Be Loved, produced by the world famous Bob Rock. The…

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