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Smokey Robinson

William "Smokey" Robinson Jr. is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and former record executive. Robinson was the founder and frontman of the Motown vocal group the Miracles, for which he was also chief songwriter and producer. Robinson led the group from its 1955 origins as "the Five Chimes" until 1972, when he announced a retirement from the group to focus on his role as Motown's vice president. However, Robinson returned to the music industry as a solo artist the following year. Following the sale of Motown Records in 1988, Robinson left the company in 1990. Robinson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, and was awarded the 2016 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for his lifetime contributions to popular music.

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Feb 19, 1940 In Detroit, Michigan, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The GRAMMY Awards 1959-05-04
Latest Project:
Movie Smokey Robinson: BBC Electric Proms 2009 2022
Known For
Poster of The Apollo
Poster of Celebrity Duets
Poster of Hollywood Homicide
Poster of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Movie Smokey Robinson: BBC Electric Proms 2009 Unknown 2022
Movie Aretha Franklin Remembered (My Music) Unknown 2022
Movie ReMastered: The Two Killings of Sam Cooke Himself 2019-02-08
Movie Hitsville: The Making of Motown Himself 2019-08-24
Movie The Apollo Himself 2019-04-24
Movie Smokey Robinson: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song Himself 2017-02-10
Movie Hitsville US Eh! Interviewee 2017-07-07
Movie The Art of McCartney Himself 2014-10-01
Movie Rejoice and Shout 2011-06-03
Movie Motown at the BBC Self 2009-02-20
Movie The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concerts Himself 2009-11-29
Movie Michael Jackson Memorial Himself 2009-07-07
Movie Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History Himself 2008-10-14
Series Celebrity Duets Unknown 2006-08-29
Movie Hollywood Homicide Cabbie 2003-06-09
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Self 2003-09-08
Movie It's Black Entertainment Himself 2002-02-08
Series American Idol Himself 2002-06-11
Series The Proud Family Unknown 2001-09-15
Series The Heaven and Earth Show Unknown 1998-09-06
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Movie Knights Of The City Himself 1986-02-14
Movie We Are the World: The Story Behind the Song 1985-01-28
Movie DTV: Golden Oldies Himself 1984-09-01
Movie Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever 1983-05-16
Series The Billy Crystal Comedy Hour Unknown 1982-01-30
Series The Kennedy Center Honors Unknown 1978-12-28
Series Police Woman Unknown 1974-09-13
Series Police Story Unknown 1973-03-20
Movie The T.A.M.I. Show Self (as Smokey Robinson & The Miracles) 1964-12-29
Series The GRAMMY Awards Unknown 1959-05-04