Elvis with singer Tina Robin

Tue Jul 31, 2012 3:07 am

From the September 1963 issue of TV And Movie Reporter magazine.

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Re: Elvis with singer Tina Robin

Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:18 am

What an interesting find!

The photo may date to January 1962, when Elvis was vacationing in Las Vegas.

I knew little about Tina Robin, but it turns out she was a moderately successful '50s-'60s pop singer.


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Tina Robin, The 4 Seasons (Coral 57237, 1958)


She covered labelmate Buddy Holly's "Everyday" in 1958. It was produced by Neil Hefti!

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Tina Robin, "Everyday" (Coral 61935, January 1958)


This single made the Hot 100 for a week in 1961:

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Tina Robin, "Please Mr. D.J. Play It Again" (Mercury 71852, July 1961)
Billboard US Pop #95, September 18, 1961
Written by Carole King, Gerry Goffin, and Howard Greenfield!



And in 1963, pre-British Invasion, she covered "It's Too Late Now," the debut single in the U.K. by a neat little Liverpool group called the Swinging Blue Jeans:

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Tina Robin, "It's Too Late Now" (Mercury 72176, September 1963)


Sadly, Tina passed away unexpectedly in 1996.

OBITUARIES
Tina Robin, Popular Singer, Comedian
March 19, 1996 | By MARY C. WILLIAMS Staff Writer

Tina Robin, a popular singer and comedian on the condo circuit in Broward County, died unexpectedly on Saturday at her home in Cooper City.

Ms. Robin's husband found her slumped over in their kitchen. The cause is thought to be a heart attack.

"It's such a shock. She was in good condition. She'd run four miles a day," said Sam Klinger, her husband of 39 years.

The diminutive Ms. Robin, who stood at 4 feet 10 inches and weighed 82 pounds, stunned audiences with her surprisingly powerful voice. Her energetic performances so delighted viewers that they nicknamed her "the little dynamo," her husband said.

"When she sang, you thought that you were listening to Ethel Merman. She had a big, big voice," said Phyllis Green, who befriended Ms. Robin after a performance last season.

"She also did impressions, comedy, and dialect. She made people happy."

Ms. Robin, who was born in New Jersey, began her national career at New York's Copacabana. She sang at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas and appeared on the Ed Sullivan Johnny Carson shows.

She recently performed at Bailey Hall on the Broward Community College main campus for the Holocaust Memorial and was the entertainer at a benefit luncheon for the Transplant Foundation of South Florida, sponsored by the Leading Ladies organization.

Ms. Robin, who had just completed a tour of Century Village condominiums, was scheduled to open for Dom DeLuise at the Resort's International in Atlantic City in May.

A memorial service for Ms. Robin will be at 10:30 a.m. today at the Radisson Aventura Beach Resort, 19201 Collins Ave.

Tina Robin, Popular Singer, Comedian - Sun Sentinel
http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/1996-03-19/news/9603190150_1_popular-singer-benefit-luncheon-broward-county


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Re: Elvis with singer Tina Robin

Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:43 am

Great pic! Didn't Tina ROBIN go on to be a member of The Byrds??!! :lol:

Re: Elvis with singer Tina Robin

Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:36 am

Interesting that the article refers to Elvis as a "living legend". I wonder if this is the first time in his career that he was given that title.

As for Tina Robin, thank you for sharing the background info Doc. It is nice to hear that Buddy Holly was getting covered within his lifetime.

Re: Elvis with singer Tina Robin

Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:51 pm

mjsantafe wrote:Interesting that the article refers to Elvis as a "living legend". I wonder if this is the first time in his career that he was given that title.

As for Tina Robin, thank you for sharing the background info Doc. It is nice to hear that Buddy Holly was getting covered within his lifetime.

Yes, I love doing research like this -- I almost always learn something new, and often it includes a nice surprise, like that cover of "Everyday." And then I share it all with you guys.

BTW, it appears Tina and Elvis may have been in a shoe shop -- note all the boxes stacked behind them.

Re: Elvis with singer Tina Robin

Sat Aug 04, 2012 11:52 am

Amazing research Doc!

Re: Elvis with singer Tina Robin

Sat Aug 04, 2012 6:16 pm

drjohncarpenter wrote:
mjsantafe wrote:Interesting that the article refers to Elvis as a "living legend". I wonder if this is the first time in his career that he was given that title.

As for Tina Robin, thank you for sharing the background info Doc. It is nice to hear that Buddy Holly was getting covered within his lifetime.

Yes, I love doing research like this -- I almost always learn something new, and often it includes a nice surprise, like that cover of "Everyday." And then I share it all with you guys.

BTW, it appears Tina and Elvis may have been in a shoe shop -- note all the boxes stacked behind them.



Elvis liked "feet".

Small and treated, that is. He was such a spider.

Re: Elvis with singer Tina Robin

Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:10 pm

promiseland wrote:Amazing research Doc!

Thanks. It was a fun effort, to discover who Tina Robin was.

There are always new stories to learn, songs to hear and careers to revisit.

And Elvis is the thread.

Re: Elvis with singer Tina Robin

Sat Apr 20, 2013 2:11 pm

Hey, I just found this article written by Tina Robin about Elvis. It appeared on the June 1962 issue of Teen Life magazine. The picture of them together I think it's the same one already on this topic but reversed and edited.

Juan
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Re: Elvis with singer Tina Robin

Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:17 pm

The article was neat. So Elvis saw Tina Robin open for comedian Red Skelton at the Sands Hotel. This was probably late December 1961- early January 1962, during Elvis' "I'm not spending Christmas in Memphis because of my new step-mother" tour.


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The photo of the two of them may be from an earlier date, as his hair is lighter than we know it from this period, and we see Tina's hair is styled differently as she arrives in New York on January 6, 1962.
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Re: Elvis with singer Tina Robin

Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:34 pm

drjohncarpenter wrote:The article was neat. So Elvis saw Tina Robin open for comedian Red Skelton at the Sands Hotel. This was probably late December 1961- early January 1962, during Elvis' "I'm not spending Christmas in Memphis because of my new step-mother" tour.


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The photo of the two of them may be from an earlier date, as his hair is lighter than we know it from this period, and we see Tina's hair is styled differently as she arrives in New York on January 6, 1962.


I think you´re right Doc.
Tina Robin appeared with Red Skelton at the Sands on December 21, 1961 and Elvis is supposed to have gone to Las Vegas on December 22, 1961.

Tina also appeared with Red Skelton at the Sands on June 28, 1962 at which time Elvis also was in Las Vegas, this time with Priscilla.

The add for both shows were the exact same.
Here´s the one from December 21, 1961
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Sincerely
Brian
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