Born Robert Dupuis in Brooklyn, New York, this American singer-songwriter who is best known for his 1980 top ten pop hit, "Steal Away" went by the stage name Robbie Dupree.
"Steal Away," hit #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in July 1980. The song is built around a keyboard riff and background vocals notably similar to the 1979 hit version of "What a Fool Believes" by The Doobie Brothers.
Dupree had another hit with "Hot Rod Hearts," which rose to #15 in October 1980. Dupree's final single to make the Billboard charts, "Brooklyn Girls," peaked at #54 in June 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.
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.
Robbie's new EP, Arc of a Romance, will go on sale in July 2o12. The four-song EP features classics songs that have been influential to Robbie:
- "I Only Have Eyes for You"
- "For the Love of You"
- "We Let the Stars Go"
- "Coronation Street"
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