Personalities | Tom Robinson | Seventies | Rock

(Guitar, vocals, b. 1950)

As leader of The Tom Robinson Band, this British new wave singer-songwriter first broke through with ‘2-4-6-8 Motorway’ a 1977 hit single that was unrepresentative of the socio-political thrust of many of his songs, such as the anthemic ‘Glad To Be Gay’. After two albums, he formed Sector 27 then went solo in 1982 when ‘War Baby’ was a Top 10 hit. Robinson, who declared himself bisexual and became a parent, subsequently became a radio DJ.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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