Singer Songwriter
Born Nov 3, 1962

Peter Robinson, better known as Marilyn, is a British pop singer who met with fleeting chart success in the 1980s with his hit song "Calling Your Name".

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Marilyn.


1962 Birth Born on November 3, 1962.


1979 16 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1979, Robinson appeared in the documentary Steppin' Out directed by Lyndall Hobbs, which explored the fashionable nightclubs and the trendy pop culture scenes that were famous in London in the late 70s. … Read More


1983 20 Years Old 1 More Event
After Marilyn's friend Boy George had made a commercial impact with Culture Club, record companies were looking for other artists with a similar cross-dressing image. In 1983, following a high-profile appearance in the video for Eurythmics' hit single, "Who's That Girl? … Read More
1984 21 Years Old He had two further minor UK Top 40 hits in 1984 with "Cry and Be Free" and "You Don't Love Me" (the latter of which he performed at the Children's Royal Variety Performance held at Her Majesty's Theatre, London, in the presence of HRH The Princess Anne). … Read More
1985 22 Years Old 1 More Event
In early 1985, now facing financial difficulties and being forced to give up his London home, Phonogram Records dispatched him to Detroit, Michigan, to work with producer Don Was. … Read More
1986 23 Years Old Despite the problems in New York the year before, Marilyn performed live once in December 1986 at the Mud Club in London, where he performed a rendition of "Spirit in the Sky" which was planned to be his new single but was never released.
1989 26 Years Old By 1989, Robinson had signed with the Interbeat label, though again no new recordings surfaced. … Read More


1995 32 Years Old In his 1995 autobiography Take It Like A Man, Boy George wrote that in the 1980s Robinson had a relationship with singer Gavin Rossdale. … Read More
1999 36 Years Old Robinson first re-appeared in 1999 when he was interviewed on the Channel 4 programme Top Ten New Romantics, though he himself was not listed in the chart.
2000 37 Years Old In 2000, he attempted to relaunch his career and recorded a new single as Marilyn, a cover version of the Dennis Brown song "How Could I Live?" for Desilu Records based in Jamaica. … Read More
2001 38 Years Old In 2001, Robinson appeared in the BBC documentary programme A Fine Romance: The Story of the New Romantics. … Read More


2006 43 Years Old In 2006, Robinson was interviewed in the Channel 4 TV documentary Whatever Happened to the Gender Benders?, which reflected on the advent of the New Romantic movement of the early 1980s and the prominent roles that he, Boy George and Steve Strange played within it.
2009 46 Years Old Later, both men spoke more candidly about their relationship, with Robinson confirming in 2009 that they had been "together five years" in the 1980s;, while in 2010 Rossdale said the relationship with Robinson had been an experimentation and "part of growing up". … Read More


2013 50 Years Old On 16 May 2013, Robinson appeared on Birmingham's Switch Radio where he gave a 30-minute interview. … Read More
2015 52 Years Old 1 More Event
He appeared on an episode of Celebrity Gogglebox that aired on Channel 4 on 9 October 2015 as part of the channel's Stand Up To Cancer Charity Evening.
2016 53 Years Old He spoke about the new recordings at length during a June 2016 interview. and the single "Love or Money" will be released on 23 September 2016. … Read More
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