Red’s rock and roll radio revolution

At the moment John Lennon swore at Red Robinson on a stage in Vancouver, the Beatles and all involved with their first ever Canadian show in 1964 were facing chaos, riot and tumult the like of which had never seen before. But by that time, Red was used to that kind of situation. (More from…

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Mouths With Mileage!

During my weekly radio show the CISL 650 daytime lineup stopped by to say hello. From left to right Stirling Faux, me, Paul Sereda and Tom Lucas. Is Tom holding out a cup to take donations? Please contribute what you can afford. Remember… old radio stars never die, they just change frequencies…

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Red Rock Diner Serves Up The Memories!

Red Rock Diner, the musical based on my early days in radio in Vancouver, is running until November 22. Check here for the tour schedule. Great reaction so far, and the Arts Club folks passed along this email from Leigh-Anne Lightbown: “My sister and I saw the Red Rock Diner last night at the Clarke Theatre in…

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Remembering Leon Bibb

Singer Leon Bibb has died at 93. A few years ago I interviewed Leon for Global TV and we talked about his history in show business in the U.S. He was in the original production of Annie Get Your Gun in the 1940’s. In 1966 he received a Tony nomination for his work in the…

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Three Dog Night’s Cory Wells Dies, 74

Cory Wells, one of the founding members of 1970’s hitmakers Three Dog Night, has died at age 74. Three Dog Night is one of the greatest success stories in rock’n’roll. Danny Hutton was the lead singer when the group played the Red Robinson Show Theatre. He and Cory met after they were invited to tour…

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Live From Railtown… on Roundhouse Radio!

Great to drop by and visit old friend Terry David Mulligan for his first Live From Railtown broadcast yesterday on Vancouver’s newest FM, Roundhouse Radio. My thanks to Roundhouse CEO Don Shafer for letting me help with Terry’s audition!  …

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Red Around Town, October 2015

Early in my career I had the pleasure of meeting Jerri Adams. The two of us were followed around to various venues by a major U.S. publication: Coronet magazine featured a four page spread of her visit to our town. This photo is featured in Douglas Westfall‘s new book 30 Days With Nat King Cole (The story…

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More Honours For Michael Bublé

I am delighted that Canada’s Walk of Fame is honouring Michael Bublé along with Lorne Greene in the annual ceremonies that take place November 7 in Toronto’s theatre district. A great year for Michael, in addition to being asked to participate in the 100th Anniversary salute to Frank Sinatra on NBC this December. If Frank had…

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Red Rock Diner Returns!

Red Rock Diner is about to tour the province with the kick off at the Surrey Arts Centre on Wednesday October 14. I will be on hand to support this incredible cast and hope to see you there. “The singing and dancing are terrific. The band is hot. And individual performances are great” — Jo…

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