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Happy Birthday Smokey Robinson

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(Photo by Tim Alban/Getty Images)

(Photo by Tim Alban/Getty Images)

[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Smokey Robinson[/lastfm], born February 19th 1940, turns 72 years young today.. This legendary singer – songwriter, and record producer help define the “Motown Sound”.Smokey was an original member of Motown records first vocal group, “The Miracles”. In 1960 the group recorded the hit single, “Shop Around” and was Motown’s first Number One Platinum selling song.. Smokey went on to write hit songs for Mary Wells(My Guy) The Temptations(The Way You Do The Things You Do & My Girl)  Marvin Gaye, and countless others. Some of his solo hits include “Quiet Storm” and “Cruisin.” From 1961-1988 He was Vice President of Motown Records. In 1987 Robinson was inducted into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame as a solo artist.. He is a legend in R&B music..

Smokey Robinson – “Quiet Storm”

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