|Tom Robinson (b.1950) is a UK songwriter & broadcaster first known in the 1970s as a musician & LGBT activist. The Tom Robinson Band's best known songs were 2-4-6-8 Motorway & Glad To Be Gay. The band were also early supporters of Rock Against Racism & Amnesty International. Between 1975 & 2001 Tom released 19 albums with various bands, and had a solo hit with the song War Baby. He has also co-written songs with Elton John, Peter Gabriel & Dan Hartman. He has hosted programmes on all BBC national radio networks and won three Radio Academy awards. He currently presents shows on BBC Radio 6 Music and hosts the new music blog Fresh On The Net.
In 2013 Parlophone released a full anthology of the Tom Robinson Band 1977-1979. The 3CD+1DVD set contains the Power In The Darkness and TRB TWO LPs plus single & EP tracks, BBC Peel sessions, BBC "In Concert" recordings and an entire Granada TV Documentary filmed in 1978. Remastered at Abbey Road from original analogue tapes. Out now.
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Original band members Tom, Mark & Danny meet up in cyberspace in this chaotic 2013 Google Hangout.
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Fresh On The Net
BBC Introducing Mixtape
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Glad To Be Gay