Roland “Rocky” Robin is a Lafayette native, who after graduation from Cathedral High School moved to New Orleans to study Pre-Med at Tulane University. In 1958 he moved to Monroe, Louisiana, where at NLU he acquired his Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy. While a student in Monroe he began to produce, write, and promote music, much of which was heavily influenced by the South Louisiana sound. Robin worked frequently with South Louisiana artists like Bobby Page, Roy Perkins, and John Fred. He even appeared on stage with various South Louisiana groups, and sings lead vocal on “Lonely Man”, a song he wrote. Robin, however, focused largely on producing and booking bands in Northeast, Louisiana for nightclubs and local college related functions. He eventually formed the N-Joy label, and one of his releases, Duane Yates’ “Here I Stand,” actually beat out a Rolling Stones song in a popularity contest on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand. Among other notable records produced by Robin during the late 1950’s and early 1960’s are Randy and the Rockets’ “Let’s Do the Cajun Twist,” Huey Darby’s “Rockin’ Robin,” and John Fred and the Playboys’ “Boogie Chillen.” During the late 1960’s, however, Robin relinquished the music business to focus on his work as a pharmacist. He eventually left pharmaceutics to become a highly successful real estate developer and now resides in Lafayette.