Tom Robinson

Tom Robinson
Real name
Thomas Giles Robinson
June 1, 1950
United Kingdom
Rock vocalist, bassist and songwriter. Robinson has also been a presenter on several BBC programs. He is a gay rights activist who also is a leader in Rock Against Racism. Although he continues to identify as a gay man, Robinson has lived for many years with a woman who he later married and by whom he has two children.


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Title Performer Release date Covered by
1977 (12 artists)
1984 Neeka
1992 Show of Hands
1982 Elton John
1978 Superchunk

Covers by Tom Robinson

Title Performer Release date Originally by
October 16, 2015 The Beatles
1977 Bob Dylan
1982 Joyce Barbour, Steffi Duna, Norah Howard and Doris Hare
1979 Elton John
1984 Steely Dan
1987 (unknown), Carola Neher
1993 Richard and Linda Thompson
1992 Jacques Brel

Songs written by Tom Robinson

Original songs

Title Written by Originally by Original date Covered by
2-4-6-8 Motorway Tom Robinson Tom Robinson Band 1977 Covered by (12 artists)
Don't You Wanna Play This Game No More [Sartorial Eloquence] Elton John, Tom Robinson Tom Robinson 1982 Covered by Elton John
Atmospherics: Listen to the Radio Peter Gabriel, Tom Robinson Tom Robinson 1984 Covered by Neeka
Rigging It Up, Duncannon Tom Robinson Tom Robinson 1992 Covered by Show of Hands
Up Against the Wall Tom Robinson Tom Robinson Band 1978 Covered by Superchunk
Never Gonna Fall in Love Again Elton John, Tom Robinson Elton John May 13, 1980 Covered by Tom Robinson with The Voice Squad

Adapted songs

Title Written by Originals Originally by Covered by
Surabaya Johnny Tom Robinson Surabaya-Johnny, Surabaya-Johnny Tom Robinson and Crew
Yuppie Scum Tom Robinson Les bourgeois Tom Robinson



Title Performer Release date Label
Cabaret '79 Glad to Be Gay Tom Robinson 1982 Panic Records [GB]
Hope and Glory Tom Robinson 1984 Castaway
Live - Midnight at The Fringe Tom Robinson and Crew 1987 Dojo Records
Living in a Boom Time Tom Robinson 1992 Cooking Vinyl
Only the Now Tom Robinson October 16, 2015 Castaway Northwest


Title Performer Release date Label
2-4-6-8 Motorway Tom Robinson Band 1977 EMI
Never Gonna Fall in Love...(Again) Tom Robinson with The Voice Squad 1979 EMI
Up Against the Wall Tom Robinson Band 1978 EMI

Performances also appear on

Title Performer Release date Label
The World Is a Wonderful Place - The Songs of Richard Thompson various artists 1993 Hokey Pokey

Forum topics

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