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Tom Robinson

Tom Robinson (born June 1, 1950, in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England) is a British musician and DJ.

Robinson was the founding member of the Tom Robinson Band, an overtly political band with several hits in the 1970s, such as "2-4-6-8 Motorway" and "Power in the Darkness".

Robinson's other best known song is "Glad to be Gay", and he was an outspoken hero of the gay movement in the 1970s.

In the 1980s he fronted Sector 27, another highly political rock band which released one album and left Robinson virtually bankrupt. He fled to Hamburg to escape his creditors where he penned his 1983 hit "War Baby" and released his first solo album "North By Northwest". His return to the UK led to late-night performances at the Edinburgh Fringe, some of which later surfaced on the live album "Midnight at the Fringe". In 1985 he found a new career as a DJ for a variety of radio stations including BBC Radio 1 (standing in for Janice Long), BBC Radio 4 (The Locker Room from 1992-1995), and the BBC World Service. Currently he can be heard on weekday evenings on BBC 6 Music presenting The Evening S...

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