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  • Category: Recording
  • Unveiled: 22 Feb 1983
  • Address:
    1500 Vine St
  • HWOF Popularity:
    Today: 333rd
    Monthly Average: 113th

Smokey Robinson

Next star: Joan Caulfield
Previous star: Fanny Brice

Biography

Robinson in concert at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, California, 2006

Source: Wikipedia

William "Smokey" Robinson, Jr. (born February 19, 1940) is an American R&B/pop 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 stage to focus on his role as Motown's vice president.

Fact file

  • Birth name: William Robinson, Jr.
  • Born: February 19, 1940 (age 75) Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
  • Genres: R&B, soul, pop
  • Occupation(s): Singer, songwriter, record producer, record executive
  • Instruments: Vocals, piano
  • Years active: 1955–present
  • Labels: Motown, Universal, SBK, Liquid 8, Robso
  • Associated acts: The Miracles, The Temptations, Mary Wells, Aretha Franklin, Joss Stone, Marvin Gaye, The Marvelettes, The Supremes, Rick James
  • Website: Official website

Read more about Smokey Robinson at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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"Stop hating," Smokey Robinson said to the reaction Jennifer Lopez's Motown tribute at the Grammys. "Motown united people, not divided them."         

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