Roger Hodgson, Julio Iglesias, Susan Jacks, Kelly LeBrock

A few weeks back I had the pleasure of interviewing Roger Hodgson, co-founder of the amazing Supertramp. He is recognized as one of rock and roll’s most prolific songwriters. It is a delight to watch him perform on the piano. Roger and his former associate are not on speaking terms and therefore the upcoming Supertramp tour (Vancouver date set for June 1) will be without Roger although he wrote 8 out of 10 of their best selling songs and performed them at the height of the band’s popularity. Roger dazzled the audience at his appearance at the River Rock Show Theatre. When he comes back be sure to get your tickets early for this outstanding entertainer.

Great weekend at the Red Robinson Show Theatre. Julio Iglesias entertained a full house with his usual charm and elegance. It was nice to see people dressed up for a concert in the theatre. It isn’t everyday that you see a show of this class. The days of Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Peggy Lee are long gone but every once in a while an entertainer shows up who hasn’t forgotten the word. Tony Bennett is another that comes to mind.

Julio was accompanied by one of his sons and flew here from the Bahamas in his private jet. After the show he repaired to the restaurant at the River Rock for some food and then proceeded to the airport to board his private plane and jet home. He is one of the most successful recording artists in history.

I am looking forward to the Kidney Foundation fundraiser at the theatre they named after me this coming Sunday. Susan Jacks will take to the stage with many of the performers from the long ago CBC television series Let’s Go, or as some remember it Music Hop. Joining Susan on stage will be Gillian Russell and her brother Brian.  Also adding support is Michael Vincent, known in those halcyon days as Michael CampbellTickets on sale now in support of the Kidney Foundation.

On another note the Autism Society staged a convention at the original Vancouver Trade and Convention site and the guest of honor was none other than Kelly LeBrock.  You must remember Kelly selling Pantene shampoo with those famous words in the TV commercial, “Don’t hate me for being beautiful”:

Of course she is best remembered for playing The Woman In Red alongside Gene Wilder and Gilda Radner. What a movie and what a beautiful woman she is. I interviewed her for my weekly Global TV Wednesday morning appearance. We had great fun remembering her appearance in the movie Weird Science directed by the legendary John Hughes. The scene that broke us up was when her character was in the shower with two high school kids. It’s a short scene but a riot. Each day and each week brings something new and memorable into my life.

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