Daily Archives: February 19, 2009

Happy Birthday Smokey

Today marks the 69th birthday of one of the greatest recording legends to ever live, William “Smokey” Robinson. If you grew up on the “Motown Sound” of the 1960’s then you can appriciate Smokey as one of the all time greats.

As an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter, record producer, and former record executive. Robinson is noted for being one of the primary figures associated with Motown Records, second only to the company’s founder, Berry Gordy. Robinson’s countless hits, and consistent contributions to the Motown label earned him the title of the “King of Motown”.

Here is a video tribute to Smokey on this, his 69th birthday.

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Happy Birthday Smokey

Today marks the 69th birthday of one of the greatest recording legends to ever live, William “Smokey” Robinson. If you grew up on the “Motown Sound” of the 1960’s then you can appriciate Smokey as one of the all time greats.

As an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter, record producer, and former record executive. Robinson is noted for being one of the primary figures associated with Motown Records, second only to the company’s founder, Berry Gordy. Robinson’s countless hits, and consistent contributions to the Motown label earned him the title of the “King of Motown”.

Here is a video tribute to Smokey on this, his 69th birthday.

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Filed under American R-n-B music, Berry Gordy, King of Motown, Motown Records, recording legends, singer-songwriter, Smokey Robinson, the Miracles