Robbin Thompson Dies

Robbin Thompson, a former Bruce Springsteen bandmate, died of cancer Oct. 10. He was 66.


Thompson’s career spans more than 40 years, but the Richmond, Va. resident cut down on touring in recent years, according to the New Jersey Star-Ledger.

Thompson joined Springsteen’s pre-E Street band, Steel Mill, as lead singer in 1971. Steel Mill once recorded a three-song demo for Bill Graham and then rejected a recording contract that Graham offered.

He shared the stage with music legends such as Bob DylanBonnie RaittCrosby, Stills & NashBruce Hornsby and Springsteen. Thompson was VP and co-founder of In Your Ear Music and Recording Corp and released several solo albums.