Wednesday, July 15, 2009

MEMORIES OF MUSCLE BEACH

ACHIEVING MY FIRST COVER ON "MUSCLE BUILDER" CHANGED MY LIFE. THOSE MEMORIES ARE STILL HVY ON MY PSYCHE. THEY SNEAK UP ON ME WITHOUT WARNING. I THINK, I’M STILL THERE... 

ROBBY ROBINSON'S FIRST COVER OF "MUSCLE BUILDER POWER" BY ART ZELLER
ROBBY ROBINSON'S FIRST COVER OF "MUSCLE BUILDER POWER"
ROBBY POSING ON MUSCLE BEACH - PHOTOGRAPH BY ART ZELLER
Read about RR's training and life experience, about other legends of Golden Era 
of bodybuilding and what really happened behind the scenes of Weider's empire - 
in RR's BOOK "The BLACK PRINCE; My Life in Bodybuilding: Muscle vs. Hustle" 
www.robbyrobinson.net/books.php

DIARY OF THE BLACK PRINCE

ARTIE ZELLER WAS THE PHOTOGRAPHER DURING MY FIRST SHOOT. I STILL GET CHILLS... 

5’8” 205 LBS OF PURE MUSCLE 
BLACK AS COLD STEEL

BEING UNDER A RADAR WAS NEW TO ME. WITH PEOPLE STANDING AROUND TAKING YOUR PHOTOS FROM A DISTANCE - I WASN'T SURE HOW TO ADDRESS ALL THIS NEW ATTENTION. VENICE WAS LIKE ANOTHER WORLD TO ME. 

QUIET IN MYSELF, I BECAME ONE OF THE LEGENDS OF THE ART OF BODYBUILDING

THOSE OLD BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOS STILL HAVE A PLACE IN MY MEMORY BANK. 

I GOT ADDITIONAL COPIES OF MY FIRST COVER --
  • 1 - TO SEND MY HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER MR HERBERT C. ALEXANDER WHO SAID, I WOULD NEVER BE NOTHING; 
  • 1 - FOR MY MOM AND 
  • 1 - FOR BEST FRIEND IRA WALKER WHO PASSED AWAY AFTER A SERIOUS BLOOD DISEASE. 
IRA "LITTLE BRO" - WHEREVER YOU ARE, MAY YOUR SOULS REST IN PEACE. HE AND MY MOTHER WERE MY BIGGEST FANS. MISS YOU BOTH...

ONE OF MY PROUDEST MOMENTS WAS SEEING THE FACE OF MY MOM IN THE AUDIENCE AND BEING ABLE TO GIVE HER MY 2ND PLACE PAYCHECK AND TROPHY FOR HER LOVE AND SUPPORT.


PEACE, ROBBY
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  • Read about RR's training and life experience, about other legends of Golden Era of bodybuilding and what really happened behind the scenes of Weider's empire - in RR's BOOK "The BLACK PRINCE; My Life in Bodybuilding: Muscle vs. Hustle" - ▶ www.robbyrobinson.net/books.php
  • MASTER CLASS with ROBBY ROBINSON - INSTRUCTIONAL DVD - Train with the legends of the iron game www.robbyrobinson.net/dvd_master_class.php 

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7 comments:

UofMWolverine81 said...

You're a true classic, Mr. Robinson. And the photographs are as inspirational now as ever. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us via this blog. It's a privilege to stop by and check out the website.

Anonymous said...

Robby,
I remember your friend Ira. He was a really nice guy. I remember he was always your biggest fan. I remember him in a nice way.
Stan Morey

ROBBY ROBINSON said...

U OF M WOLVERINE81/ STAN-WE DID NOT HAVE A LOT OF MONEY. IRA AND MY CREW MADE SURE WE HAD A FULL TANK OF GAS GOING AND COMING. I'M AMAZED WE DIDN'T END UP GATOR BAIT, THE WAY THINGS WERE BACK THEN, FEARLESS. WE WERE IN AREAS THAT WERE LAWLESS, WHEN IT CAME TO CULTURES DIVIDED. IT'S LIKE A DREAM. I WAS SO FOCUSED. ALL I REMEMBER EATING IN THOSE DAYS WAS FRUITS AND MY MOM'S HOME COOKING/10 SET OF 10'S FOR EACH MUSCLE GROUP- 6 DAY A WEEK. PROTEIN DRINKS SUPPLEMENTS? I HAD NO IDEA THEY EXISTED. TOTALLY IN MY OWN WORLD. I CHERISHED EVERY MOMENT OF THOSE OLD DAYS. PRICELESS MEMORIES.
ROBBY

Richard said...

Hey Robby
Just wondering when that book of yours is going to be published and be available?
Your a true inspiration!
Richard

ROBBY ROBINSON said...

Richard- SOON. WE'RE FINISHING UP THE MASTER PLAN; MY STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO LIVING IN THE NATURAL ANABOLIC STATE AND "THE BLACK PRINCE" IS GETTING ITS FINAL PROOF CHECK. WE SEE A SELLOUT.


PEACE, ROBBY

Anonymous said...

Friends,
I have had the pleasure of reading an advanced copy of the book. It will amaze you. The journey Robby made is almost incredulous. You will find it very hard to put down the book, You will really see Robby as a great person, and one of the best Bodybuilders ever.
Stan Morey

Richard said...

Excellent stuff Robby! Cant wait to get the books.Keep up the fantastic work Robby and keep inspiring us all!
I agree with you Stan - Robby is one of the greatest bodybuilders of all time.
Richard