Special Note: Five New Chapters Now Online!
to "The Adventures Of Robin Boyd," the weekly series that
first appeared in The Beat, the original rock newspaper, circa 1965.
The story of this star-crazed (okay, crazed, period) teenybopper
with magic powers began as a 12-part fiction serial. But Robin was
such a hit with her audience, she blithered onward through more
than 60 chapters, turning -into a real robin and flying off to terrorize-er-visit
That audience was mostly sixties teenagers, but working Hollywood
followed Robin¹s (mis)adventures, too, especially the music
business. They say even the Beatles read Robin in her (not to mention
Rumor had it that George Harrison and his bird got a kick out of
the serial and thought it was about them (Patty Boyd shared her
last name with Robin). In truth, that was only a coincidence. But
the fact that Robin¹s "george-ous" British genie
(the one she discovered in a tea pot) looked and sounded exactly
like George Harrison? I think not. (Beatlemania was in short pants
in those days and Robin did a lot of the panting.)
I created Robin Boyd using the "alias" Shirley Poston
for reasons explained elsewhere. I am reprinting her adventures
for the first time since their original publication. I do this in
loving memory of George and John too, bless them. Also for Pauley
and Ringo. The gifts they gave the world are permanent. But if you've
ever wished you could have been there when it all began, guess what.
You're about to be.
So, get ready to larf out loud, and maybe even shed a tear or two.
For the first five chapters, click on Robin's Adventures. (More
chapters to come soon, right here.) For a series overview, click
on Robin Synopsis. For a look at how Robin came to be, plus info
about the author, click on Magical Mystery . To read the email from
a Robin fan that started this website rolling, click on Day In The
Life. To share your own memories, nostalgia, and whatever else comes
to mind, click on Help From My Friends. And keep your Byrd glasses
trained on The Living End, good stuff coming there soon, To contact
us, and please do, email us at www.robinboyd.com.
Like the times it takes us back to, this site is free. It is reprinted
only as a public (dis)service. "The Adventures Of Robin Boyd"
is protected by US Copyright and by the Writers Guild Of America.
For any usage of this material other than your own personal enjoyment
(and we're wondering about you), please contact
me. Please contact me anyway!
- JANEY MILSTEAD