Redmond, Robert

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Redmond, Robert

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1923 -


Robert Bob Redmond was a saxophonist and clarinetist. Born in 1923 in Verdun, Quebec, he resides in Alexandria, Ontario. He was self-taught and began a professional career in 1941 with the Al King Orchestra in Montreal's Auditorium Ballroom. He played with the Stardusters and the Johnny Holmes Orchestra before joining the Canadian Army at age 18 in 1942 where he also worked as a musician, performing in Canada and Europe during World War II. In 1946 he returned to civilian life in Montreal and a job with the Johnny Holmes Orchestra. Between 1947 and 1950 he played with the Johnny Gilbert dance band and the Ray Dawe Orchestra. When Montreal nightclubs began to close he began work in a textile distributing company which he eventually purchased and operated for 30 years. He worked part-time in music with the Escorts, the Bob Hopkins Orchestra, and later his own orchestra.


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Created by the Records Management and Archives Department September 2010.
Input by Concordia University Libraries 2015-06-08.




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