Robbins was born Edward W. Robbins Jr. He cut his first record in 1979, which was produced by Richard Evans[disambiguation needed] 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". 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 second self-titled album. Robbins changed record company 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