Smokey Robinson - The Tracks Of My Tears Live (1965)

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Smokey Robinson born 1940 is an American R singer-songwriter, record producer, and former record executive.

Smokey Robinson born 1940 is an American R singer-songwriter, record producer, and former record executive.

Kam'pleks (@Kampleks) » L.O.V.E. (Instrumental) [MP3]

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Smokey Robinson & the Miracles were the first successful recording act for Motown Records. They recorded over 50 hits, including 6 top ten singles. They were inducted into both the Vocal Group Hall of Fame and the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame.

In this Master Class clip, Smokey Robinson shares his memory of the first song he ever wrote, and the inspiration behind the lyrics:

The First Song Smokey Robinson Ever Wrote

In this Master Class clip, Smokey Robinson shares his memory of the first song he ever wrote, and the inspiration behind the lyrics:

Maxine Powell, the legendary Motown etiquette expert, died on October 14, 2013 at the age of 98. She coached legends like Smokey Robinson and The Supremes on things like how to get in and out of cars, how to use props on stage and the proper way to greet important guests who visited backstage after a show. ‘“We worked with developing class,” she once said.

Maxine Powell, the legendary Motown etiquette expert, died on October 14, 2013 at the age of 98. She coached legends like Smokey Robinson and The Supremes on things like how to get in and out of cars, how to use props on stage and the proper way to greet important guests who visited backstage after a show. ‘“We worked with developing class,” she once said.

William "Smokey" Robinson was not only a singer, songwriter and producer, but quickly became a vice president at Motown when Berry Gordy Jr. saw his leadership and organizational skills. (The Detroit News archives)

William "Smokey" Robinson was not only a singer, songwriter and producer, but quickly became a vice president at Motown when Berry Gordy Jr. saw his leadership and organizational skills. (The Detroit News archives)

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