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John "JR" Robinson

John "JR" Robinson

born on 29/12/1954 in Creston, IA, United States

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John Robinson (drummer)

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John Robinson (born December 29, 1954, Creston, Iowa,[1] 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 other popular groups or artists including:

Robinson attended Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Robinson was inducted into the Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music Association Hall of Fame in 2005. The group said Robinson is "the most recorded drummer in history, even surpassing the great Hal Blaine."

Robinson has released two solo albums — Funkshui (2004) and Platinum (2007).


Robinson has played on dozens of film soundtracks including My Cousin Vinny, Jerry Maguire, The Bodyguard, Independence Day, Space Jam and That Thing You Do.


  1. John JR Robinson. Berklee College of Music. Retrieved on July 28, 2013.
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