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. — 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 — 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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