Robert B. Rivkin (born in 1956), better known by the stage name Bobby Z., is an American musician and record producer, most known as being a member of Prince's band from 1978-1986, and as a member of The Revolution.
Rivkin met Prince in the late 1970s as Prince was forming his first band for touring. Rivkin's stage name, Bobby Z., was derived from the nickname "Butzie" his grandmother used to call him.
Prince was adamant about having a white drummer in an effort to have a racially diverse band, much akin to Sly and the Family Stone. Rivkin was acknowledged in Prince's self-titled album as being a "heaven-sent" helper. By the time the 1999 album was released, Prince was relying more and more on electronic drums and Rivkin had to adapt his style to operate these in concert. In 1986 when Wendy & Lisa left The Revolution, Prince also took the opportunity to replace Rivkin with Sheila E, but the split was amicable.
Bobby Z also produced some tracks for Boy George's 1988 album, 'Tense Nervous Headache'. Rivkin helped Wendy and Lisa on their debut album and even released his own album in 1989 (which included a re-recorded version of "River Run Dry" that he wrote for The Family. Rivkin has since focused more on producing for the recently launched record label branch of Copycats media.
Bobby Z recently suffered a heart attack. Doctors expect him to recover.
* Black Simmons SDSV,
* Simmons SDSV Module,
* Linn LM-1 Drum Machine,
* Black Pearl Syncussion(x2),
* Pearl Syncussion Module(x2),
* 14" HiHat,
* 18" Crash,
* 20" Ride,
* 16" Crash
The Minneapolis club "Bobby Z's" is actually not affiliated with Bobby Z; it is named after the Minnesota native Robert Zimmerman, better known as Bob Dylan.
Bobby's brothers are film maker Stephen E. Rivkin and fellow Minneapolis musician David Z.
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Lors du concert du 7 février au Madison square Garden, Prince dédie "Nothing Compares 2 u " à Bobby, sans doute pour lui souhaiter un bon rétablissement...
Bobby a un album à son actif sorti en 1989[Vous devez être inscrit et connecté pour voir cette image]
Give Into You 4:37
Lie By Lie 6:12
River Run Dry 3:33
Grey Heart 4:44
The Meaning 4:39
Movement Of Love 4:43
You Are Everything 3:54
+ le maxi single Lie by Lie
A1 Lie By Lie (12" New & Improved Mix) 6:58
A2 Lie By Lie (12" Dub) 6:03
B1 Lie By Lie (Alan Meyerson Rock Mix) 6:04
Remix - Alan Meyerson
B2 Lie By Lie (David Z Mix) 3:32
Remix - David Z.
Il a également produit le 3ème album studio de la chanteuse Guesch Patti[Vous devez être inscrit et connecté pour voir ce lien]
Gobe est le troisième album studio de la chanteuse Guesch Patti.
Liste des pistes
1. Wake up (Lou - C. Rose) 4:16
2. Impossible lover (G. Patti / G. Patti - C. Rose) 4:08
3. Promesses (G. Patti - C. Rose) 5:48
4. Copie (G. Patti / C. Rose - Y. Abadi) 5:56
5. Gobe (G. Patti / Bobby Z - K. Mac Beth) 4:38
6. C'est passé (G. Patti / C. Rose) 6:23
7. Phénomène (G. Patti / C. Rose - Y. Abadi) 3:39
8. Les monstres (G. Patti / C. Rose - Y. Abadi) 4:25
9. Dominer (G. Patti / Bobby Z) 5:19
10. Héroïne (G. Patti / C. Rose) 4:46
11. Mélomane (G. Patti / C. Rose) 3:58
* Wake up - 1992
* Mélomane - 1992
Producteur Bobby Z
Label EMI[Vous devez être inscrit et connecté pour voir cette image]