Rob Paparozzi

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Rob Paparozzi
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Rob Paparozzi with The Original Blues Brothers Band in Monaco
Background information
Birth nameRobert Steven Paparozzi
Born (1952-10-14) October 14, 1952 (age 66)
Newark, NJ, US
GenresBlues, blues rock
InstrumentsHarmonica, vocals
Years active1967–present
Associated actsPsychotic Blues Band, The Original Blues Brothers Band, Blood Sweat and Tears

Robert Steven "Rob" Paparozzi (born 14 October 1952) is a Grammy-nominated American harmonica player and vocalist from New Jersey.[1]

In the early 1970s Paparozzi fronted the Psychotic Blues Band, a blues rock group which played extensively in the New Jersey area, opening several times for Bruce Springsteen.[2] He has toured with Dolly Parton, George Jones, and has contributed to works by Whitney Houston, Judy Collins, Cyndi Lauper and Bobby McFerrin, among others. He is a former member of The Original Blues Brothers Band and is the singer for the reformed Blood Sweat and Tears. When not touring with Blood Sweat and Tears, Paparozzi leads his own band, the Hudson River Rats, which sometimes features famed funk drummer, Bernard Purdie. The Hudson River Rats have released two CDs, First Take (1994) and Get It While You Can (1999). In 2009 Paparozzi released a solo CD entitled Etruscan Soul.


  1. ^ Lustig, Jay (21 May 2009). "Session player out on his own with quartet". The Star-Ledger. Retrieved 18 January 2011.
  2. ^ "Psychotic Blues Band". Brucebase. January 28, 2017. Retrieved February 11, 2017.