Vancouver Music Legend Robin Spurgin Passes

Robin Hugh Spurgin passed away May 29 at the age of 83. Robin transformed the recording industry in Vancouver by modernizing the way recordings were made. Robin had a great ear for music and an eye on how equipment should work. He knew, as most of us in the industry realized, that we more or…

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Red Rock Diner Is Back!

Red Rock Diner is one of those happy situations for me. I never expected a play in my honour. This show played in Vancouver three times, around the province, in Ontario, Alberta and in Kansas City. On many dates Carole and I would fly down to be on hand. It was an extraordinary time and…

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Riley Park: Red Robinson skips down memory lane

Before he became a famous disc jockey and hung out with Elvis Presley, Red Robinson was just another East Side kid growing up in the Riley Park neighbourhood. Robinson was five years old when his family moved from Comox to a little house at 28th and Prince Edward. He lived there for about 13 years…

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Celebrating Foncie’s Fotos

As you know there is a display of Foncie’s Fotos at the Museum of Vancouver. Foncie Pulice was a street photographer who stationed himself in downtown Vancouver and at the PNE and shot a million photos of Vancouver citizens over decades. Here is a “Foncie foto” of me at 18 on Granville Street walking to…

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Tony Bennett, Boz Scaggs At The “Red”

Another incredible weekend at the Red Robinson Show Theatre. The Friday night show was a total delight with a true icon in pop music, Mr. Tony Bennett. His show was seamless and his daughter was much improved as a singer since I last saw her. Tony did all the usual standards and sprinkled in some…

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Paul Anka At The “Rock”

This shot with Paul Anka was taken backstage at the River Rock Showroom before Paul’s recent concert. It was great seeing Paul again. His new book My Way: An Autobiography is a fascinating look into the journey of this Canadian icon. Paul’s recall is incredible and the stories truthful. You just can’t put it down…

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