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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Cam Singing ‘Burning House’ With Smokey Robinson Is Captivating [Watch]
  –  March 26, 2018
Cam duet of "Burning House" with Smokey Robinson is the kind of performance that will stop ... Robinson established himself as a leader of the Motown Sound as lead singer of the Miracles in the 1950s, celebrating hits like "Shop Around" — which ...
Smokey Robinson coming to The Paramount Theater
  –  March 18, 2018
The Paramount Theater welcomes the legendary, Grammy Award-winning, singer-song writer, record producer, record executive, and co-founder of Motown Records, Smokey Robinson, live to the stage on Sunday, June 3 at 8:00PM. From recording with the Miracles ...
Smokey Robinson will host wine signing and other boozy events at the Flower Show
  –  March 1, 2018
On opening weekend, legendary singer and songwriter Smokey Robinson will autograph pre-purchased bottles of Smokey Robinson Cabernet Sauvignon and Riesling from 1 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, and from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Both wines ...
Smokey Robinson, still writing, duets with friends
  –  February 13, 2018
Smokey Robinson says he scribbles down lyrics on a pad or leaves ... The collection of Robinson tunes pairs the legendary singer-songwriter with Elton John, Mary J. Blige, James Taylor, CeeLo Green, Miguel, Steven Tyler and more. Robinson, who is on ...
Watch Cam Team With Smokey Robinson for Special ‘Burning House’ Performance
  –  March 26, 2018
Country artist Cam and fabled Motown icon Smokey Robinson may seem like an unlikely duo ... but what can you do? You love music, and you're not going to turn it down. And singing with him, he's just such an easy person to be around."
Cam Singing ‘Burning House’ With Smokey Robinson Is Captivating [Watch]
  –  March 26, 2018
Cam duet of "Burning House" with Smokey Robinson is the kind of performance that will stop ... "And these are the songs that I think are basically the standard of what good music is." Cam and Robinson's moving voices unite when their episode of CMT ...
Cam and Smokey Robinson’s Common Ground on CMT Crossroads
  –  March 23, 2018
CMT Crossroads is all about celebrating the common ground between two different music genres. For Cam and Smokey Robinson’s Crossroads concert, finding the commonalities between country and classic Motown was easy. Backstage after the taping, the two ...
Cam Joins Smokey Robinson For Upcoming 'CMT Crossroads' Episode
  –  March 23, 2018
Arista Nashville's Cam will team up with Grammy-winner Smokey Robinson for an upcoming "CMT Crossroads" installment ... Pictured L-R: Switched On Entertainment's John Hamlin; Robinson; Cam; CMT VP/Music & Event Production Margaret Comeaux and SVP/Music ...
Smokey Robinson Set For CMT Crossroads
  –  March 10, 2018
Smokey Robinson has confirmed plans to connect with rising country ... There's a feeling you get when you hear Smokey's music. I've always been drawn to it and I think everyone who listens to his music feels that way too - it's pure magic."


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