As a teenager, Robinson appeared in the Broadway hit Hair, and having been discovered by Robert Stigwood (RSO Records, Bee Gees), she joined the cast of Jesus Christ Superstar. Her varied career included stints as a model, actor, waitress, and recording with Japanese artists Sadistic Mika Band and Itsuru Shimoda, as well as a job with Ms. magazine.
Signed to RCA Records in the mid-'70s by producer Warren Schatz, she released four albums for the label: Never Gonna Let You Go (1976), Vicki Sue Robinson (1976), Half & Half (1978), and Movin' On (1979). "Turn the Beat Around," written by Pete and Gerald Jackson, reached number ten on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in summer 1976, earning Robinson a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Female. Her other favorites include her cover of Bobby Womack's "Daylight" and "Hold Tight."
Decades after her music career peaked, Robinson starred in her own 1999 off-Broadway play, Vicki Sue Robinson: Behind the Beat. The play was a continuation of her popular, enticing cabaret show. On April 27, 2000, at the age of 46, Robinson died of cancer at her Wilton, Connecticut home. ~ Ed Hogan, Rovi