John Robinson (drummer)
John Robinson (born 1954, Creston, Iowa, also known as John "JR" Robinson or John "J.R." Robinson) is an American drummer and session musician. He is most known for his work with Quincy Jones, including Michael Jackson's multiplatinum Off the Wall album and the charity single "We Are the World".
Robinson is a prolific studio drummer, having played for popular groups including:
- Chaka Khan's Rufus (1983 Grammy win for "Ain't Nobody")
- Lionel Richie
- Eric Clapton
- John Fogerty (Eye of the Zombie, Centerfield)
- David Lee Roth ("Just a Gigolo", "California Girls")
- Steve Winwood (No. 1 single "Higher Love," Back in the High Life)
- Madonna ("Express Yourself")
- Pointer Sisters
- Barbra Streisand
- Wilson Phillips Wilson Phillips
- Daft Punk
Robinson was inducted into the Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music Association Hall of Fame in 2005. The group claims Robinson is "the most recorded drummer in history, even surpassing the great Hal Blaine."