- 05 Feb 20
In London, Robinson single-handedly crafted a network of 35 pubs where musicians could play whatever they wanted. This became a precursor to punk.
Legendary music and A&R man Dave Robinson will settle in to Liberty Hall Theatre on Saturday, 29th February for an evening of music and anecdotes.
Robinson started out as a teenage photographer in Dublin, photographing the likes of The Rolling Stones and The Beatles. He eventually befriended Van Morrison, and even managed him for a bit. He partied with The Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, The Who and shared a flat with Jimi Hendrix once.
After starting Stiff Records (whose signees include Elvis Costello), Robinson was installed as the president of Island Records, and personally compiled Bob Marley's LEGEND album, which sold a whopping 44 million copies. Marley would have been 75 years old this Thursday.
Our point being that Robinson's storied career in the music industry is definitely worth a listen. Robinson is still active in the music industry, and this night promises to be very special indeed.
Tickets are available from €20.