John Robinson (drummer)
|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|
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".
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.
Robinson hosts the "Vinyl Night" radio show at EnterTalk Radio.
- Chaka Khan's Rufus (1983 Grammy win for "Ain't Nobody")
- Michael Jackson (Off the Wall)
- Various Artists ("We Are the World")
- Lionel Richie (No. 1 singles "All Night Long (All Night)")
- Luis Miguel (20 Años)
- Eric Clapton ("Change the World")
- Mike Oldfield (Tubular Bells II),("Man on the Rocks")
- Natalie Cole (Stardust)
- John Fogerty (Eye of the Zombie, Centerfield)
- Jennifer Love Hewitt (Let's Go Bang)
- Madonna ("Express Yourself")
- Quincy Jones (Q's Jook Joint, From Q With Love)
- Wilson Phillips (Wilson Phillips with No. 1 singles "Hold On", "Release Me", "You're in Love")
- Pointer Sisters ("I'm So Excited", "Slow Hand")
- David Lee Roth ("Just a Gigolo", "California Girls")
- Barbra Streisand ("Timeless" tour)
- David Benoit (Shadows)
- Steve Winwood ("Back in the High Life Again", "The Finer Things", "Higher Love", Back in the High Life)
- Peter Cetera ("One Good Woman")
- Daft Punk (Random Access Memories)
- David Foster (Hit Man: David Foster & Friends)
- George Benson (While the City Sleeps...)
- Sergio Mendes (Confetti)
- Lisa Stansfield (Seven)
- The Brothers Johnson (Stomp!)
- "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.