Marilyn Marilyn

Singer-songwriter Marilyn Marilyn

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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    FIFTIES
  • 2016
    Age 53
    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.
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  • 2015
    Age 52
    Robinson began reporting on his Facebook page in Spring 2015 that he has been writing and recording some new material with Boy George as producer, and some re-recordings of his back catalogue.
    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.
  • 2013
    Age 50
    On 16 May 2013, Robinson appeared on Birmingham's Switch Radio where he gave a 30-minute interview.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2009
    Age 46
    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".
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  • 2006
    Age 43
    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.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2001
    Age 38
    In 2001, Robinson appeared in the BBC documentary programme A Fine Romance: The Story of the New Romantics.
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  • 2000
    Age 37
    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.
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  • 1999
    Age 36
    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.
  • 1995
    Age 32
    In his 1995 autobiography Take It Like A Man, Boy George wrote that in the 1980s Robinson had a relationship with singer Gavin Rossdale.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1989
    Age 26
    By 1989, Robinson had signed with the Interbeat label, though again no new recordings surfaced.
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  • 1986
    Age 23
    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.
  • 1985
    Age 22
    In June 1985, Marilyn released his debut album, Despite Straight Lines.
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    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.
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  • 1984
    Age 21
    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).
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  • 1983
    Age 20
    Marilyn's first chart success came in late 1983 with his debut single "Calling Your Name" which reached the Top 5 in the UK and Australia, and number 1 in Japan.
    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?
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1979
    Age 16
    Also in 1979, he appeared in the first segment of director Derek Jarman's 12-minute short film Broken English.
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    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.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1962
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    Born on November 3, 1962.
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