Smokey Robinson

Smokey Robinson



William "Smokey" Robinson Jr. (born February 19, 1940) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and former record executive. Robinson was the founder and front man of the Motown vocal group the Miracles, for which he also served as the group's chief songwriter and producer. Robinson led the group from its 1955 origins as the Five Chimes until 1972 when he announced a retirement from the group to focus on his role as Motown's vice president.

However, Robinson returned to the music industry as a solo artist the following year. Following the sale of Motown Records in 1988, Robinson left the company in 1990. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. Robinson was awarded the 2016 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for his lifetime contributions to popular music.[1][2]



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"Cruisin'" is a 1979 single written, produced, and recorded by Smokey Robinson for Motown Records' Tamla label.
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Warren ‘Pete’ Moore dead at 78 – Motown legend and Smokey Robinson’s singer with The Miracles passes away as tributes roll in
  –  November 21, 2017
Motown founder Berry Gordy confirmed the news in a statement. Gordy said: "I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Warren 'Pete' Moore, a fine human being and valued member of the Motown family. "Pete was an original member of my very first group ...
Smokey Robinson leads tributes to Warren 'Pete' Moore
  –  November 21, 2017
Smokey Robinson has led tributes to his "brother" and original bandmate ... Motown Records label founder Berry Gordy confirmed the sad news and praised the late singer and songwriter for his "wonderful Bass voice". In a statement, he said: "I am deeply ...
Smokey Robinson leads tributes as Motown star and The Miracles singer Warren 'Pete' Moore dies aged 78
  –  November 21, 2017
The vocal talent, who is best known for singing alongside Smokey Robinson in '50s band The Miracles, died on Sunday, according to Rolling Stone, with Motown Records founder Berry Gordy confirming the news in a statement. Tributes have since flooded in ...
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  –  November 19, 2017
William “Smokey” Robinson Jr. is a singer, songwriter, record producer, and former record executive. Robinson was the founder and front man of the Motown vocal group the Miracles, for which he also served as the group’s chief songwriter and producer.
R&B Icon Smokey Robinson To Perform On Mt. Rushmore Float
  –  November 16, 2017
R&B singer Smokey Robinson will be featured on a parade float promoting South Dakota during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The state's Department of Tourism said the "Mount Rushmore's American Pride" float has appeared in eight straight years during ...
Singer-Songwriter Smokey Robinson
  –  November 15, 2017
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