JPJ Audio chief Eric Robinson died on November 11 from complications with cancer. He had just turned 67 and had retired to Port Douglas.
Eric was the best known pioneer of Australian live production, having taken control of Jands in 1970 from its founders. Eric and the Mulholland brothers Paul and David drove Jands hard, quickly taking the lead as the premium supplier of live audio and lighting for concerts and events.
Jands were there at the start of many technologies; the advent of horn loaded two, three and four way PA systems; and the first multicores allowing a mix position in the audience instead of side of stage.