Eric Robinson

Conductor

1908 – 1974

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Who was Eric Robinson?

Eric Robinson was a conductor and presenter of music for the BBC.

During the war, Eric Robinson served in the Royal Army Ordnance Corps: in 1943, he was with the depot band at Chilwell Central Ordnance Depot, and conducted "The Blue Rockets", a section of the band who provided light music. He was twice the musical director of the Eurovision Song Contest when staged in London in 1960 & 1963 and on other occasions between 1957 & 1965, Robinson conducted the orchestra accompanying the United Kingdom's entry in the competition.

In 1962, he provided the financial support and backing for the Mellotron tape-replay keyboard, and was heavily involved in the original marketing and promotion. He hoped the popularity of a new and novel instrument would revitalise his career.

His daughter Vivienne Robinson married the magician David Nixon in 1961. He died 24 July 1974 aged 65.

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Born
Dec 13, 1908
United Kingdom
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Died
Jul 24, 1974

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on July 23, 2013

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