John Robinson (drummer)
This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification. (January 2020) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
John Frederick Robinson known professionally as John "JR" Robinson (born December 29, 1954 in Creston, Iowa) is an American drummer and session musician. He is known for his work with Quincy Jones, including Michael Jackson's multiplatinum Off the Wall album and the charity single "We Are the World".
|Birth name||John Frederick Robinson|
|Born||December 29, 1954|
Creston, Iowa, U.S.
|Genres||Rock, funk, pop|
|Associated acts||Rufus and Chaka Khan, Quincy Jones, Michael Jackson, George Benson, David Foster, Richard Marx, Wilson Phillips, Daft Punk, Peter Frampton|
Robinson attended Berklee College of Music in Boston. He has released two solo albums: Funkshui (2004) and Platinum (2007). He was inducted into the Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music Association Hall of Fame in 2005.
Robinson has played on dozens of film soundtracks, including Grand Canyon, ER, My Cousin Vinny, Jerry Maguire, The Bodyguard, Independence Day, Man of Steel, Space Jam, That Thing You Do!, and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Also formed the short-lived band Bridge 2 Far (1989) with Singer Mark Williamson and the trio TRW with guitarist Michael Thompson and singer Mark Williamson.
Robinson hosts the "Vinyl Night" radio show at EnterTalk Radio.
- Party 'Til You're Broke
- Seal in Red
- Stompin' at the Savoy – Live – (1983 Grammy win for "Ain't Nobody")
- Agnetha Fältskog (I Stand Alone)
- Anita Baker (Rapture – "No One in the World")
- Barbra Streisand ("Timeless" tour)
- Boz Scaggs (Other Roads)
- Buffy Sainte-Marie (Coincidence and Likely Stories)
- Chaka Khan (I Feel for You)
- Chicago (Chicago 17)
- Curtis Stigers (Curtis Stigers)
- Daft Punk (Random Access Memories)
- David Benoit (Shadows)
- David Foster (Hit Man: David Foster & Friends)
- David Lee Roth ("Just a Gigolo", "California Girls")
- DeBarge (Rhythm of the Night)
- Donna Summer (Donna Summer)
- Eric Clapton ("Change the World")
- George Benson (Give Me the Night, While the City Sleeps...)
- Greg Phillinganes (Pulse)
- Herbie Hancock (Magic Windows, Lite Me Up)
- John Fogerty (Eye of the Zombie, Centerfield)
- Jennifer Love Hewitt (Let's Go Bang)
- Karen Carpenter (Karen Carpenter)
- Laura Branigan (Self Control)
- Lionel Richie (Lionel Richie, Can't Slow Down – "All Night Long (All Night)”, Dancing on the Ceiling – "Dancing on the Ceiling", "Say You, Say Me")
- Lisa Stansfield (Seven)
- Luis Miguel (20 Años)
- Madonna (Like a Prayer – "Express Yourself")
- Michael Jackson (Off the Wall, Bad)
- Mike Oldfield (Tubular Bells II),("Man on the Rocks")
- Natalie Cole (Stardust)
- Patrice Rushen (Watch Out)
- Patti Austin (Every Home Should Have One – "Baby, Come to Me", Patti Austin, The Real Me)
- Peter Cetera ("One Good Woman")
- Pointer Sisters (Black & White – "Slow Hand", So Excited! – "I'm So Excited", Break Out)
- Quincy Jones (The Dude, Back on the Block, Q's Jook Joint, From Q With Love)
- Rod Stewart (Vagabond Heart – "Rhythm of My Heart")
- Sadao Watanabe (Maisha, Birds of Passage)
- Seal (Seal)
- Steve Winwood (Back in the High Life – "Back in the High Life Again", "The Finer Things", "Higher Love", Roll with It)
- Sergio Mendes (Confetti)
- The Brothers Johnson (Light Up the Night – “Stomp!”, Winners, – “The Real Thing”)
- USA for Africa (We Are the World – "We Are the World")
- Wilson Phillips (Wilson Phillips with No. 1 singles "Hold On", "Release Me", "You're in Love")
- "John JR Robinson". Berklee College of Music. Retrieved July 28, 2013.
- "Vinyl Night Radio Show with drummer John "JR" Robinson". EnterTalk Radio. Retrieved April 20, 2019.