Black Crowes singer Chris Robinson
Black Crowes
birth name: Christopher Mark Robinson

Chris Robinson

December 20, 1966, Atlanta, GA

Although his band may have slowly disappeared from the mainstream after making a grand splash, Chris Robinson and the Black Crowes cultivated a dedicated audience that ensured they would go down as one of the most respected and well-liked roots rockers of the '90s. By going back to a classic sound in the mold of Humble Pie and the Faces, the Black Crowes were one of the few truly popular bands to continue making rock music that wasn't rooted in a particular decade during the era of hair metal and (later) grunge. Furthermore, Robinson's celebrity status afforded him a platform to support political causes and fiercely champion bands like the Jayhawks before the mainstream took notice of their efforts. ~ Allmusic: Chris Robinson ~ retrieved December 18, 2013 © Allmusic

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According to People magazine, after late night television host David Letterman heard the Crowes perform the single Jealous Again, led by the Robinson brothers - Chris, a captivating singer and the band's lyricist, and reserved, guitar-playing Rich - he summed up their improbably wanton success by asking “Isn't that rock and roll the way God wanted it to be?” ~ Musicianguide: Black Crowes ~ retrieved December 18, 2013 © Musicianguide

The Black Crowes ~ Ranked #92 VH-1 100 Greatest Hard Rock Artists in 2000.

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