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Grammy Legend Award -- 1990
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Songwriters Hall of Fame
Vocal Group Hall of Fame
-- inducted 2001
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GRAMMY AWARD winning Smokey Robinson is an American singer,
songwriter, record producer, actor and former record executive director.
Robinson was the founder and front man of the Motown vocal group
the Miracles, for which
he was also chief songwriter and producer. He led the group from its 1955
origins as "the Five Chimes" until 1972, when he announced his 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. After the
sale of Motown Records in 1988, Robinson left the company in 1990.
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Smokey Robinson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987
and was awarded the 2016 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for his lifetime
contributions to popular music. In 2022, he was inducted into the Black Music &
Entertainment Walk of Fame.
The legendary Smokey Robinson in his right as an entertainer, songwriter and producer has written and produced (only to name a few) such hit songs as: "Just to See Her," "Tracks of My Tears," "Ooh, Baby Baby," "Tears of a Clown," "My Girl," "My Guy," "Two Lovers," "Get Ready," "Cruisin'," and the list just goes on!
His songs have placed many groups and soloists on the charts, including such artists as
Miracles, Mary Wells, Marvin Gaye,
Four Tops and
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His songs can be heard on scores of movie and television soundtrack. They've helped define the musical profile of a great American city. They've earned virtually every award that can be bestowed upon an artist/songwriter, including a Grammy Award, a place in the Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Soul Train Heritage Award and the NARAS Living Legend Award. An entire radio format, "Quiet Storm" owes its name to the title of a Smokey Robinson album.
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Robinson also was extremely active at Motown as a songwriter and producer for other acts. The #1 singles "My Guy"
(Mary Wells) and "My Girl" (Temptations) were each Robinson songs and productions (the latter with fellow Miracle Ronnie White). Smokey also did some excellent work with The Marvelettes and Marvin Gaye.
In 1967, The
Miracles became "Smokey Robinson and the Miracles," and continued topping the charts with "Baby, Baby Don't Cry" and "Tears Of A Clown."
In 1972, Smokey Robinson retired from
Miracles to spend more time with his family.
Beginning in 1981, Smokey receives the long-term recognition he deserves. ABC's American Bandstand airs the Smokey
Robinson 25th Anniversary Special on December 12. He is inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on January 21, 1987. In December of the following year, he is named a Grammy Living Legend as well as being inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame by
Whitney Houston on May 30, 1990.
In 1991, after thirty years with Motown, Smokey Robinson leaves Motown to sign with SBK Records. He continues to
appear at industry gatherings and events.
He is not only a great songwriter but an extraordinary entertainer. His show, still constantly touring the nation to sold out crowds, has brought joy to his listeners. His songs of the past allow many to remember the times gone by the good and the bad. He doesn't just give you a selection of hits, but his entire show is a production itself with lights, effects, script and music.
Hit songs include --
- Baby That's Backatcha
- Being With You
- Just To See Her
- Everything You Touch
- One Heartbeat
- Tell Me Tomorrow
- Let Me Be The Clock
- Blame It On Love
- I Am I Am
- Baby Come Close
- The Agony And The Ecstasy
- I've Made Love To You A Thousand Times
- Hold On To Your Love
- What's Too Much
- Old Fashioned Love
- Vitamin U
- Love Don't Give No Reason
- Quiet Storm
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Born: Feb 19, 1940
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