Robin Hope

Full Name:   Robin Hope
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Groups:   The Sapphires
Groups:   Dion Shannon and The Shamrocks
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ROCKONZ
Merit
Award
2007

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.

The band eventually morphed into an outfit called Dion Shannon and The Shamrocks as is evidenced by the images below.


Dion Shannon and The Shamrocks
Early days (circa 1960) with Dion Shannon and The Shamrocks