Tag Archives: the miracles

  • Motown’s Claudette Robinson Does ‘ActorsE’ Chat with Ron Brewington (Watch)

    Apr 4, 14 by Larry Buford 1 Comment


    *Dubbed the ‘First Lady of Motown’ by Motown founder Berry Gordy for the very fact that she was the actual first female to be signed to the infant label; Claudette Robinson, original member of The Miracles and former wife of Smokey Robinson opens up about how it all began. Watch the ActorsE Chat interview video […]

  • Smokey, Claudette Robinson Speak on Death of Bobby Rogers

    Mar 3, 13 by EurPublisher Leave a comment


    *Earlier we reported the death of The Miracles’ Bobby Rogers at 73. He died Sunday morning at his suburban Detroit area home in Southfield. Via the Motown Alumni Association (MAA), we’ve received the following statements from Smokey Robinson and Claudette Robinson (the “First Lady of Motown”), who like Rogers, were founding members of The Miracles. […]

  • We Remember: Bobby Rogers of Smokey Robinson & The Miracles Dies at 73

    Mar 3, 13 by staff1 4 Comments


    *(MAA News)  – At about 6:30am (Detroit time) Sunday, after a long illness,  Bobby Rogers of Smokey Robinson & the Miracles died at his Detroit suburban home, he was 73 years old. Rogers joined the pre-Miracles group The Matadors in the 1957. The group auditioned for Jackie Wilson and was turned down. But, Berry Gordy […]

  • Miracles, Flames Set for Belated 2012 Rock Hall Induction

    Feb 9, 12 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment


    *The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame says six additional groups will be inducted this year after a committee determined they should be recognized with previously enshrined original lead singers. The Blue Caps, the Comets, the Crickets, the Famous Flames, the Midnighters and the Miracles will be inducted at the April ceremony in Cleveland. The […]

  • Audio: Smokey Robinson on Keeping His Voice Sweet at 71

    Dec 6, 11 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment


    *With 50 years in the business on his resume, Smokey Robinson, at age 71, is still thrilling fans with his signature falsetto and ageless stage swagger. The Motown legend says the secret to maintaining his sexy is actually something that anyone can do. “I take care of myself,” he tells a group of journalists.  “I […]

  • We Remember Marv Tarplin: Miracles Guitarist Dies at 70

    Sep 30, 11 by EurPublisher 1 Comment


    *EUR just received word from Billy Wilson of the Motown Alumni Association that musician/songwriter Marv Tarplin passed away today (09-30-11). Wilson didn’t include the details of renown guitarist’s death, but he did include a fitting tribute: Marvin “Marv” Tarplin (born 13 June 1941, in Atlanta, Georgia) today at the age of 70. You can’t express […]