Track Of The Day In Memory Of ROB COLLINS…


23 July 2015


Robert “Rob” James Collins died in a car crash on 22 July 1996, aged only 29, after he had been recording keyboard parts for The Charlatans 5th album ‘Tellin’ Stories’ at a studio in Wales. That’s how we, music fans, know Rob Collins. As the organist of The Charlatans creating that brilliant catching sound that became most essential and characteristic for the West Midlands band. Every time I hear their smash hit (1990) ‘The Only One I Know‘ I hear that delightsome and andrenalin fueled organ, every time I hear that organ I hear Rob Collins. Rest in peace…




  1. jprobichaud · July 23, 2015

    One of the great rock organists, a big part of why I fell in love with the band originally.RIP Rob.

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  2. Steve sawyer · June 8, 2016

    Here’s why I got into the charlatans…review NME of Indian Rope “This will have the James Taylor Quartet cowering behind their Hammond organ” …..exactly Rob Collins Hammond king.

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  3. Jimi · August 12, 2018

    Think Rob Collins was 33 when he passed away.


    • JL · August 12, 2018

      You’re right. My mistake… 23 February 1963 – 22 July 1996


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