Author Archives: Red

Bobby Darin at KGW/Portland, 1959

Bobby Darin and I met in 1959 while I was a deejay at KGW/Portland. He came by to promote his upcoming show. I handed Bobby the mike and let him play deejay. This man was a solid entertainer. From my Soundcloud channel, Red Robinson's Legends. https://t.co/aO8UTaTTlS pic.twitter.com/a2nl8cPoOy — Red Robinson (@deejayred) December 6, 2018…

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Sunday drag races at Abbotsford Airport, 1955

Sunday drag races at Abbotsford Airport, 1955. I didn't actually drive this car because I didn't have a license yet! My uncle Chuck was one of the founders of the BC Custom Car Association and we drove the track in his '32 Ford! #TBT pic.twitter.com/WwklRHGY3w — Red Robinson (@deejayred) November 15, 2018…

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A Move To Portland, 1959

My thanks to Harbour Publishing and author Robin Brunet for permission to use this excerpt from Red Robinson: The Last Deejay. “But there was also a sense that Vancouver wasn’t changing fast enough, and as intangible as that feeling may have been, it was enough to compel Robinson in early 1959 to accept an invitation…

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Boo!

View this post on Instagram Boo! A post shared by Red Robinson (@redrobinson_1) on Oct 27, 2018 at 1:37pm PDT…

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Fred Latremouille magazine cover, 2000

View this post on Instagram I just found this old #Vancouver Lifestyles magazine with a great Fred Latremouille cover pic and @joeleary interview.This week in 1945, the legendary Vancouver #radio deejay was born in Nanaimo. Fred left us too soon in March 2015 at age 69. More: http://bit.ly/2JcRWYV A post shared by Red Robinson (@redrobinson_1)…

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Red at Kits Showboat, 1956

View this post on Instagram This was my first show at Vancouver's Kitsilano Showboat in 1956. A great venue that still exists today. We are only playing records, and look at the crowd! Shortly after this show I started bringing in bands. A post shared by Red Robinson (@redrobinson_1) on Oct 5, 2018 at 1:53pm…

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