imageRockie Robbins (born Edward Robbins from Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an R&B singer from the late ’70s\early 80s.

In his teen years, Rockie sang with a music group called the Mystics. During that same time, he made a demo that he sent to A&M Records, who later signed him to the label.
imageIn 1979, he released his self-titled debut album. It’s unknown how or if the album made the charts at all. The original album session tapes were erased on the way from the recording studio to the record company.

The first single from the album “Be Ever Wonderful” (a cover version of Earth, Wind & Fire’s song) peaked at #67 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart, staying on the chart for only 6 weeks.

A follow-up single “Funk Street” was released, but didn’t make the charts at all. The song “If I Ever Lose You” managed to get some radio airplay.
imageIn 1980, Rockie released his second album “You & Me” which peaked at #71 on the Billboard 200 and #19 on Billboard’s R&B chart.
imageThe title song peaked at #80 on the Billboard Hot 100 (making it his only appearance on the chart to date) and #9 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart, staying on the chart for 22 weeks.

The follow-up single “Hang Tough” peaked at #70 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart, staying on the chart for 5 weeks.
imageThe last single from the album “After Loving You” peaked at #59 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart, staying on the chart for 9 weeks.
imageIn 1981, Rockie released his third album “I Believe in Love” which peaked at #147 on the Billboard 200 and #47 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart.
imageThe first single from the album “Time to Think” which peaked at #32 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart, staying on the chart for 11 weeks. The title song peaked at #30 on Billboard’s Hot Soul Singles chart, staying on the chart for 13 weeks.

Rockie later switched over to MCA Records. In 1984, he was also featured on the soundtrack to the film “Beverly Hills Cop” with the track “Emergency.”
imageIn 1985, Rockie released his self-titled fourth album which peaked at #60 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart.
imageThe single “We Belong Together” peaked at #45 on Billboard’s Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 11 weeks.
imageAnother single from the album “I’ve Got Your Number” was released, but failed to make any impact on the charts at all.
imageIn 1989, Rockie released the single “Serious” on Profile Records. It’s unknown how or if it made any impact on the charts at all.
imageDuring that same year, he signed to the Respect record label in the United Kingdom and in 1991, he released the album “Are You Ready.” It’s unknown how much impact on the album made in the United Kingdom.

These days, it seems as if Rockie Robbins has faded into obscurity. Not much has been heard from him lately.

To see a fan-made video for “Be Ever Wonderful,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “You and Me,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Hang Tough,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “After Loving You,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Time to Think,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “I Believe in Love,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Emergency,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “We Belong Together,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “I’ve Got Your Number,” go to:

To see a fan-made video for “Serious,” go to:

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