“Life’s been up and down, but it’s been a living,”
Last Monday I managed to catch up with Don Robertson, the first European Yo-Yo Champion. Don worked for first Lumar, along side Art Pickles and then for Duncan as well as working as an accomplished professional Yo-Yo performer.
I quizzed Don about his history and what he knew of others. The chat has given me fresh leads in research for a couple of more in depth blog posts and possibly a Wikipedia entry or two.
Don was inspired to try performing after seeing Ron Blowdart http://www.patrickchaplin.com/Blow.htm
“I thought well if that bloke can work so can I with the Yo-Yos”
Worked with: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Cairoli
Don very kindly sent me 6 Yo-Yos of his and some related memorabilia. Super excited to add it all to the museum.
There’s a great interview The Void did with Don here: http://juggling.tv/1255
Don also kindly agreed to sign my copy of his Yo-Yo trick book.
And he told me about this incident and many otheres…