ONE OF THE BEST KNOWN DJ’s IN NORTH AMERICA ONCE WORKED IN PORTLAND

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Broadcast icon and former KGW radio afternoon DJ Red Robinson (far right) is shown
with unidentified record promoters in the KGW studio. Red was with KGW from 1959   
to about 1961. He helped with the birth of Rock and Roll in Canada before coming
to Portland. Red Robinson is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the 
Canadian Broadcast Hall of Fame. He retired from full-time radio in 2001, but still
does a Sunday rock show on Vancouver, Canada’s radio 1049funfm called Red
Rock Diner
from 8am to 2pm (Pacific time).  

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MUSICAL FILM PREMIERED IN NEW YORK ON THIS DATE IN 1965

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Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein’s musical film The Sound of Music was directed by Robert Wise and starred Julie Andrews (above) and Christopher
Plummer. It won a total of five Academy Awards including Best Picture in 1965
and is one of the most popular musicals ever produced. The cast album was
nominated for a Grammy Award for Album of the Year. The film ultimately
grossed over $158 million at the U.S. and Canada box office, and displaced
Gone With the Wind as the all-time champion.

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Christopher Plummer from The Sound of Music 

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“THE SINGING RAGE” IS NOW 83

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Patti Page (Clara Ann Fowler) was the best-selling female artist of
the 1950’s and sold over 100 million records. Page continues to
tour, performing select concerts across the U.S. and Canada.

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