The Robins were formed in 1949 in Los Angeles, California. They had previously been known since 1947 as “The Bluebirds.” The best known recording from the Robins was “Smokey Joe’s Café.” If It’s So Baby was another top 10 R&B hit from the group.
The original group members were Ty Terrell, Billy Richards, Roy Richards, and Bobby Nunn. Carl Gardner and Grady Chapman were added in 1954. In 1956, Garner and Nunn left and formed The Coasters.