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Smokey Robinson

Smokey Robinson is a R&B musician. He started his career in 1955 with a group called the Miracles that achieved worldwide success until 1972, when he started performing solo to present day. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Grammy Awards are just some of the accolades he has received over the years. All questions about his life and music can be found here.

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Where did Smokey Robinson go to college?

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Xavier University.

What is smokey Robinson most famous hit songs?

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The group Smokey Robinson & The Miracles have released many well known songs. Among them are The Tracks of My Tears, Tears of a Clown and I Second That Emotion.

THE MIRACLES have had over 50 Chart Hits in their long career. These included the following : The Miraclesscored the Motown Records label's first million-selling hit record with "Shop Around" in 1960 and further established themselves as one of Motown's top acts with the hit singles, "You've Really Got a Hold on Me", "What's So Good About Goodbye", "Way Over There", "I'll Try Something New", "Mickey's Monkey", "Going to a Go-Go","(Come 'Round Here) I'm the One You Need", "Just A Mirage", "If You Can Want", "More Love", "I Don't Blame You At All", "Ooo Baby Baby",The multi-award-winning "The Tracks of My Tears","Special Occasion", "I Second That Emotion", "Baby Baby Don't Cry" The Tears of a Clown","Love Machine" "Do It Baby" , and "My Girl Has Gone".

Did the Real Smokey Robinson sing at the Real Melvin Franklin's funeral?

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No he did not he was on tour at the time in Europe and couldn't make it, when they made the movie about the temptations they included Smokey singing this song so he could pay tribute to his friend.

How many albums has Smokey Robinson sold?

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he was a singer!

Sorry guys, He is a singer, not was...

Is Smokey Robinson's son deceased?

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As of 2013, Smokey is still alive. He is 73 years old.

Is Allen payne smokey Robinson son?

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I asked you,,,,

Where did smokey Robinson go to school?

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Northern High School Detroit, Michigan, USA

Is Smokey Robinson blind?

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No, of course not. Perhaps you are thinking of Stevie Wonder. Stevie has been blind since he was very young. They are both Motown/R&B legends.

Who is the girl in the smokey Robinson video just to see her?

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she is Karen chinsu(spelling of last name may be incorrect) attended Brooklyn tech high school in late 70's early 80's. drop dead gorgeous............stunning while walking through the cafeteria in her jeans & cowboy boots even with the smell of Wednesday's sloppy joe and milk permeating the cafeteria air.................had that 'it factor' back then.......................was America's next top model before America even had a `top model.....................stunning young lady ...................had a TREMENDOUS crush on her but suffered from jaw and speech paralysis in her presence.................cured of that so if youre out there...........as smokey wld say............'just to see her'

Is Smokey Robinson Part Asian?

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no he was Jewish

What is the real name of the elephant in Smokey and the Bandit 2?

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Do you mean the elephants name? Because the movie is entitled "Smokey and the Bandit 2"...

What did smokey Robinson do to Motown?

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the miracles

Did smokey Robinson ever marry?

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TWICE . His first wife was Claudette Rogers-Robinson , who was also a member of his group , THE MIRACLES. They divorced in 1987, after 28 years of marriage. His second and current wife is Francis Robinson.

How many awards did Smokey Robinson receive?

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He won 5 awards in his whole life 2 when he was a kid 3 when he was a singer.

What soapopera was smokey Robinson in IN 2006?

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Days of Our Lives

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What race are smokey robinsons parents?

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Since Smokey Robinson is a light-skinned black man, it is likely that he has one or more Caucasians in his ancestry somewhere. However, since he always was recognized by his family as being black, it is unlikely that both of his parents were white.

What was smokey robinsons address when he lived in Detroit?

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Smokey lived in Detroi, Michigan Also first time answering so tell me if I'm good

Are Claudette Robinson and Smokey Robinson Friends?

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Smokey is married to Frances Robinson. She is his second wife. They were seen together at the 51st annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009, in Los Angeles.

How old is smokey Robinson's second wife?

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Smokey Robinson is 77 years old (birthdate: February 19, 1940).

Where is Trey Robinson son of Smokey Robinson?

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Smokey Robinson's son Trey, was born in 1984 as the result of an affair he had while still married. Trey has kept out of the spotlight and keeps his life private.

When did smokey leave the miracles?

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Smokey left The Miracles in 1972. He had been a member of the group since it's inception, in 1955, then the group was called the 5 Chimes. The Miracles were Motown's first group, and first recording act. They had been with Berry Gordy, the founder of Motown Records, since before that label was formed . Once incorporated as The Miracles, the original members, in addition to Robinson, were : Claudette Rogers,(later to become Smokey's wife, her cousin Bobby Rogers, Pete Moore, Ronnie White, and Marv Tarplin. When Smokey left the group, Claudette followed, settling for being a stay-at-home wife and mom to her and Smokey's two children. She had stopped touring with the group in 1964, but remained a member , singing on all of the group's studio recordings. Marv Tarplin, after initially staying with The Miracles for a time, also decided to leave the group, to be a musical writer and collaborator with Smokey. The Miracles were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012, some 26 years after Smokey's controversial solo induction in 1987.

What song did Smokey Robinson write for the temptations?

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"Really Gonna Miss You" Really gonna miss you. It's really gonna be different without you. Time is gonna be hard and slow. For the rest of my life. Gonna be thinking about you, yes I am. Time came when you had to go. I'll miss you my buddy I'll miss you my friend I promise my love for you will never end. In your finest hour I was there with you ANd without you things won't be the same. But there's a higher power that we answer to And you heard him calling your name. Really gonna miss you. Everything about you, your smiling face. I now you want us all to be stron. Really gonna miss you. I know you're going to that magic place Singing you a brand new song. I'll miss you my buddy. I'll miss you my friend. I promise my love for you will never end.

How did smokey Robinson get his nickname?

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His uncle Claude nicknamed him "Smokey Joe" because young William Robinson loved cowboys and wanted to be one. The nickname was also to remind him that he was black, although he was very light skinned, with green eyes, whcih he inherited from his mother's side of the family. Later on, the "Joe" was dropped, and he became "Smokey".