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Smokey Robinson
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    (February 19, 1940- )
    Birth name is William Robinson
    Lead singer of the Miracles
    Songs with the Miracles include 'Shop Around,' 'You've Really Got a Hold On Me,' 'Tracks Of My Tears,' 'Ooh Baby Baby,' 'I Second That Emotion' and 'The Tears Of A Clown'
    Recorded as a solo artist the songs 'Cruisin,' 'Being With You' and 'Just To See Her'
    Wrote the songs 'My Girl' and 'My Guy' for Motown Records
    Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with the Miracles (1987)
    He never duplicated his 'Miracle' success as a solo artist.
    The Miracles only had one big hit after he left the group in the early 1970's.
    He has an effeminate singing voice.
    He was a guest judge on 'American Idol.'
    He divorced his wife and former Miracles backup singer Claudette Rogers (1985).
    He wrote many of the classic Motown songs, and is partly responsible for the great 'Motown Sound.'
    He was a vice president for Motown Records.
    He set up an audition for his then unknown neighbor, Diana Ross, with Motown Records.
    Bob Dylan called him 'America's greatest living poet.'
    He worked with such other acts as Marvin Gaye, the Temptations, Mary Wells and the Marvelettes.
    Artists such as the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and Linda Ronstadt covered his songs.

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