Robin Hood Brians was involved in music from the tender age of five. His first performances were in Corsicana, Texas on the Lion’s Club Variety Show. His voice instructor was Aline Trimble, his Godmother, who later moved to Dallas and became Aline Byrd. She was very active in the music circles in Dallas including Symphony and Opera. Robin had a quartet in Junior High called “The Four Roses.” The choir teacher, Mrs. DeMontel sometimes accompanied them in which case they were booked as “The Four Roses and a Fifth.” In High School, Robin Hood had a trio consisting of different members including: Ronnie Palmer, Steve Crough, Don Wilmeth and John Bass. After High School, he formed a band called “Robin Hood and His Merry Men” that played dances and shows throughout the tri-state area. In 1957, he recorded one of his compositions on Fraternity Records called “Dis-A-Itty-Bit.” While it was not a national hit, it inspired Robin Hood to build a portable console and begin recording records for himself and others artists in the East Texas area such as Z Z Top, John Fred & His Playboy Band, The Uniques, The Five Americans, Southwest FOB, Mouse & the Traps, Jon & Robin, Gladstone and hundreds of other regional acts.