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Eric Robinson (conductor)

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Eric Robinson (conductor)

Eric Robinson (13 December 1908 - 24 July 1974) was a conductor and presenter of music for the BBC.[1]

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. [2]

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


  1. ^ Dee, Philip (1955). "Mr. Eric Robinson". 20-21. p. 178. 
  2. ^ Awde, Nick (2008). Mellotron : The Machines and the Musicians that Revolutionised Rock. Bennett & Bloom. p. 44-46.  
Media offices
Preceded by
Franck Pourcel
Eurovision Song Contest conductor
Succeeded by
Franck Pourcel
Preceded by
Jean Roderès
Eurovision Song Contest conductor
Succeeded by
Kai Mortensen

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