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Robbie Dupre

 

Robert Dupuis (born December 23, 1946, in Brooklyn, New York), better known by his stage name Robbie Dupree is an American singer-songwriter best known for his 1980 top ten pop hit, “Steal Away.”

ROBBIE DUPREE, originally from New York, spent much of the 70’s writing, playing, and touring with diverse bands such as: The Striders, Small Fortune, and Chrome Willie and the Sparks. He achieved his first recognition in 1976, when his song ‘When You’re Down’ received the American Songwriting Festival Award for ‘Best Rhythm & Blues Song’. Robbie signed with Elektra Records in 1980 producing 2 top 10 singles with his debut album: ‘Steal Away’ and ‘Hot Rod Hearts’,this also got him a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist.

In 1987, Dupree contributed the song "Girls in Cars" to Piledriver - The Wrestling Album 2, a collection of theme songs for World Wrestling Entertainment (then known as the World Wrestling Federation). The tag team Strike Force (Tito Santana and Rick Martel) used "Girls in Cars" as their entrance music.

In 2010, Dupree signed with Spectra Records and released the album Time and Tide featuring former E Street Band keyboards player David Sancious. On May 21, 2010, Dupree performed on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon as part of Jimmy's ongoing tribute to Yacht Rock, the smooth West Coast sound of the late 1970s and early 1980s.

In 2011, Robbie Dupree toured as part of the All Star Rock concert series. The tour featured John Cafferty, Orleans, David Pack (Ambrosia), John Ford Coley, Jimmy Hall of Wet Willie, Joe Lynn Turner, and Joe Bouchard.

In 2012, Dupree released a new album, this time an EP entitled Arc of a Romance, a collection of timeless classics spanning over the last five decades.


Robbie Dupree (born Robert Dupuis on December 23, 1946 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American singer-songwriter best known for his 1980 top ten pop hit, "Steal Away."
Dupree originally became popular with his breakout hit, "Steal Away", which hit #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in April 1980. Shortly after that, he scored another hit with "Hot Rod Hearts", which rose to #15 in July 1980. Dupree's final single to make the Billboard charts, "Brooklyn Girls", peaked at #54 in May 1981.
In 1987, Dupree contributed the song "Girls in Cars" to Piledriver: The Wrestling Album II, a collection of theme songs for World Wrestling Entertainment (then known as the World Wrestling Federation). The tag team Strike Force (Tito Santana and Rick Martel) used "Girls in Cars" as their entrance music.

 

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