Bobby Z.

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Birthday
9, 1956
Birthplace
United States
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
9, 1956 (age 62)
Birthplace
United States

About

Percussionist most famous for being the original drummer for Prince's backing band, The Revolution, performing on classic albums like Purple Rain (1984). After leaving the group, he found success as a producer for acts like Boy GeorgeWendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman.

Before Fame

He formed his first touring band as a junior high school student. The band included future football coach Marc Trestman on guitar. 

Trivia

He created the heart disease charity My Purple Heart shortly after suffering a heart attack in 2010.

Family Life

His birth name is Robert B. Rivkin. He is the brother of filmmaker Stephen E. Rivkin and musician David Z. He married a woman named Vicki. 

Associated With

He was replaced by Sheila E. as the drummer for The Revolution.