A few Saturday nights ago, after my show, as I'm driving home listening to Ray Rossi and "Saturday Night Jersey 80's," Ray played Robbie Nevil....and I wondered: What's Robbie up to today?Singer/songwriter/producer/guitarist Robert S. Nevil was born in Los Angeles on October 2, 1958.

Robbie picked up the guitar, and started playing at the tender age of 11!

In a few years, he was playing in area cover bands...eventually, writing and playing his own music!

Robbie Nevil signed a publishing deal in 1983, and found himself writing songs for the Pointer Sisters, El DeBarge, and Earth, Wind & Fire!

In 1986, Robbie signed his first recording contract, with Manhattan records.

His debut single from the self-titled "Robbie Nevil" album, would become one of "Jersey's Favorite Hits!"

"C'est La Vie" went to #2 on the Hot 100, for two weeks, in early 1987.

"Dominoes" just about cracked the top 10 (#14/1987).

"Wot's It To Ya" returned Robbie to the top 10 charts (#10/1987).

You could say that 1987 was a good year for Robbie Nevil!

1988 brought his second album, "A Place Like This."  It spawned one top-40 hit:

"Back On Holiday" (#36/1989).

The followup, "Somebody Like You" stopped short, at #63 (1989).

In 1991, Robbie Nevil released his third (and final) album: "Day 1"

The first single, "For Your Mind," stalled out at #86. Oops!

"Just Like You" became Robbie's biggest hit since 1987, and his last top-40 record, working its way up to #25, later in 1991.

Next, Nevil turned his attention to writing and producing for others, including 90's artists: Babyface, Jessica Simpson, and Destiny's Child.

In 2006, he collaborated with Matthew Gerrard on a Smash Mouth album...and that led to working on Disney projects including: The Cheetah Girls, High School Musical, and Hannah Montana (before Miley Cyrus became fodder for the tabloids...).

And, now you know what Robbie Nevil has been up to since his "Big 80's" hit(s)!

C'est La Vie!

Robbie Nevil is in good company, at cut #9. (Craig Allen photo).
Robbie Nevil is in good company, at cut #9. (Craig Allen photo).
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