Robin Hope

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      Award presented 2007

John R Campbell Collection


Robin Hope

Robin Hope rose to prominence when he started a new band in 1958 called The Sapphires (in which he played lead guitar) - the group also included Fred Mummery (Piano), Mike Green (Bass), and Murray Johnston (Drums), and they were successful in that same year in obtaining a residency at a local coffee lounge The Copper Cat, in Lower High Street, Christchurch.  The Copper Cat was one of the original night spots in Christchurch and was always popular for "after-match coffees" as it did not close until around 2:00am.  Robin also featured as lead guitarist in Dion Shannon and The Shamrocks


Dion and Cecile with The Shamrocks

Dion and The Shamrocks at The Copper Cat