Chris Robison is an American musician and songwriter. Having played in the bands Steam and Elephant's Memory he went on to release two albums in the early 1970s that were among the first to deal with explicitly gay themes. These were, "Chris Robison and His Many Hand Band" (1973) and "Manchild" (1974), both released on Gypsy Frog Records. The former has been released on CD. The style of these albums differed from the glam rock that was in vogue at the time, being much more varied, improvisational and loose. Where glam artists from the time, such as Jobriath, wrapped homosexual themes in a veneer of science fiction and otherworldliness, Robison was much more direct in his approach, with songs such as "Doctor Doctor" and "Looking for a Boy Tonight", both from his first album, dealing with the issue head on. He now teaches piano, keyboard, guitar and songwriting and is the founder of Half Mile Music Studios near Coleytown.
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