Smokey Robinson


Smokey Robinson to play Nashville's Ryman Auditorium

Call it an early Christmas "Miracle": Smokey Robinson is coming to the Ryman Auditorium this December. The Motown legend will perform at country music's mother church on December 16, as part of his "Music & Memories" tour. Tickets are $75-$300 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. Robinson, 82,...

American Routes Shortcuts: Smokey Robinson

This is American Routes, our program about Detroit, the Motor City, Motown, and here's where the rubber meets the road from recording studio to assembly line for Smokey Robinson. Smokey is one of the enduring figures of American music and a lover of the Motor City. Born William Robinson in 1940, he came out singing from a tough Detroit neighborhood and went on to become a songwriter and producer for Motown Records. Smokey's sweet songs and falsetto voice helped define the sound. "You've Really Got a Hold on Me," "Tears of a Clown," "Ooh Baby Baby" were among his many hits. He wrote "Get Ready," "My Girl," and "My Guy" for others: the Temptations, Mary Wells, the Marvelettes, the list goes on. Let's hear from Smokey about where it started.

Smokey Robinson

This week on Art of the Song for our Legend Series, we revisit our 2015 interview with Motown artist Smokey Robinson. His career spans over 4 decades, and he’s received numerous awards including the Grammy Living Legend Award, Kennedy Center Honors and the National Medal of Arts Award from the President of the United States. He has also been inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame.

Smokey Robinson excited to perform in Chicago

Legendary singer, songwriter, and producer Smokey Robinson joined Bob Sirott to talk about his career with various musicians, how he writes his songs, and how he feels about live performances. You can see Smokey Robinson at The Chicago Theatre on Saturday, June 4th. *Original broadcast contained music that WGN Radio...

5 Songs You Didn’t Know Smokey Robinson Wrote for Other Artists

First impressing Motown Records founder Berry Gordy with his notebook of songs—from his earliest days writing for and helping lay the foundation of the hit-making label, working with his own group The Miracles, and penning their top-charting “You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me,” “The Tracks of My Tears” and “Shop Around” from 1955 through 1972—Smokey Robinson was a natural-born hit-maker.

Smokey Robinson at H-E-B Center at Cedar Park

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