Robbins was born Edward W. Robbins Jr. He cut his first record in 1979, which was produced by Chicago producers, Richard Evans and Johnny Pate. The master tapes for this record were erased in transit to the record company, and the album had to be re-recorded. Robbins' self-titled debut did not sell particularly well but A&M retained him for a second album, which was produced by Bobby Martin, and which produced his biggest hit, "You and Me". After a third album, produced by Skip Scarborough and Jerry Peters, Robbins moved to MCA Records who, in 1984, included his song “Emergency” in the Grammy Award-winning soundtrack to the Hollywood blockbuster Beverly Hills Cop. They also released a self-titled album but without success. Robbins changed record companies again, this time to Respect Records, where he recorded his last album, Are You Ready (1991).
- Rockie Robbins (A&M Records, 1979) US #204
- You and Me (A&M, 1980) US #71, US R&B #19
- I Believe in Love (A&M, 1981) US #147, US R&B #47
- Rockie Robbins (MCA Records, 1985) US R&B #60
- Charting singles
- "Be Ever Wonderful" (1979) US R&B #60
- "You and Me" (1980) US #80, US R&B #9