John "JR" Robinson


John has the distinction of becoming the most recorded drummer in history. Some of his hits include:

  • “We Are the World”
  • “All Night Long” (Lionel Richie)
  • “I’m So Excited” (Pointer Sisters)
  • “Slow Hand” (Pointer Sisters)
  • “I’m Just a Gigolo” (David Lee Roth)
  • “California Girls” (David Lee Roth)
  • “Higher Love” (Steve Winwood)
  • “Back in the Highlife” (Steve Winwood)
  • “Express Yourself” (Madonna)
  • “Off the Wall” (Michael Jackson)
  • “Bad” (Michael Jackson)
  • “Stardust” (Natalie Cole)
  • “Change the World” (Eric Clapton)

JR also played drums on the Quincy Jones' CDs, “Q’s Jook Joint, “The Dude” and “From Q With Love” and Ray Charles’ “Genius Loves Company.” John won a Grammy with Rufus and Chaka Kahn for “Ain’t Nobody.”

JR has been the drummer for Quincy Jones since 1979 and the drummer for Barbra Streisand since 1993. He has also played on a number of motion pictures including:

  • The Bodyguard
  • Independence Day
  • Jerry McGuire
  • Ladder 49
  • How Stella Got Her Groove Back
  • South Park
  • Rush Hour 2
  • Nutty Professor
  • America’s Sweethearts
  • My Cousin Vinny
  • Grand Canyon
  • Pure Country
  • Phenomenon
  • First Wives Club
  • Celtic Pride
  • Dave
  • Evening Star
  • Father’s Day
  • Free Willy
  • Hercules
  • The Preacher’s Wife