William "Smokey" Robinson Jr. is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, actor and former record executive director. Robinson was the founder and front man of the Motown vocal group the Miracles, for which he was also chief songwriter and producer. He led the group from its 1955 origins as "the Five Chimes" until 1972, when he announced his 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. After the sale of Motown Records in 1988, Robinson left the company in 1990.
|Birth name||William Robinson Jr.|
|Born||February 19, 1940|
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
William "Smokey" Robinson Jr. is an American singer-songwriter and record producer who achieved massive success both as a member of a group named The Miracles and as a solo performer. In an illustrious career that spanned over six decades, he has cemented for himself an unparalleled legacy. A native of the Motor City, he developed a deep interest in music quite early in his life and set up his first band, a doo-wop group named the Five Chimes. Over the course of the next few years, they went through several other names before settling on The Miracles'. In 1959, they signed a record deal with Tamla Records, which would later be incorporated as Motown. As one of their earliest clients, the group played an instrumental role in making the label an internationally popular brand and Robinson penned numerous hit songs for Motown's other artists as well. In 1965, The Miracles changed their name officially to Smokey Robinson & the Miracles. He took a hiatus from the business in 1972, returning a year later as a solo artist. Initially unsuccessful, Robinson soon won back his audience. In 1990, after the sale of Motown Records, he left the label and has since worked with other recording companies, including Universal and Verve. Talking about how he got the nickname Smokey in an interview in 2012, Robinson revealed it was originally used by his favorite uncle and godfather.
He married his wife Claudette on November 7, 1959. After their divorce, he married Frances Glandney in May 2002. He has two sons named Trey and Berry and a daughter named Tamla.
He was a big fan of Westerns and thought his uncle's nickname Smokey Joe was a cowboy moniker. He was inspired to play by artists like Billy Ward and His Dominoes.
He was the vice president of Motown Records from 1961 to 1988.
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At the age of 82,
Smokey Robinson height is 5 ft 11 in (1.82 m).
He penned the popular Marvin Gaye songs "I'll Be Doggone" and "Ain't That Peculiar."
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● Smokey Robinson was born on February 19, 1940 (age 82) in Detroit, Michigan, United States ● He is a celebrity rock singer ● His popular songs are Cruisin'Where There's Smoke... · 1979, Being With YouBeing with You · 1981 and Just to See HerOne Heartbeat · 1987 ● His spouse is Frances Glandney (m. 2004), Claudette Rogers Robinson (m. 1959–1986)● His height is 5 ft 11 in (1.82 m)● You can find His website below: http://www.smokeyrobinson.com/
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