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Bobby Rogers of The Miracles dies aged 73

Written by admin on March 4, 2013 – 7:43 pm -

Bobby Rogers, founding member of the Motown group the Miracles, died yesterday (March 3) in Detroit. He was 73.

The Miracles’ lead singer, Smokey Robinson, has paid tribute to Rogers in a statement:

“Another soldier in my life has fallen. Bobby Rogers was my brother and a really good friend. He and I were born on the exact same day in the same hospital in Detroit. I am really going to miss him. I loved him very much.”

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Song of the Week #73 – “You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me”

Written by admin on September 26, 2011 – 11:11 am -

The Miracles’ timeless hit “You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me” is “Song of the Week on Classic Pop Icons.

“You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me” joins the likes of “Rock Around the Clock” and “Be-Bop-a-Lula” in the list of classic recordings that were originally only deemed worthy of B-side status. As was often the case, savvy DJs recognised the hit potential of the song and it soon replaced “(Have A) Happy Landing” as the A-side.

The Miracles - The Fabulous Miracles

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Motown Gold from The Ed Sullivan Show

Written by admin on August 19, 2011 – 10:24 am -

Motown Gold from The Ed Sullivan Show Ed Sullivan showcased most of the legendary Motown acts on his television show throughout the 1960s and early 1970s, including the Jackson 5, the Supremes, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, the Temptations and the Four Tops. These superb performances have now been fully restored for release in the US and Canada on a 2-DVD set titled “Motown Gold from The Ed Sullivan Show

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Song of the Week #41 – “And I Love Her”

Written by admin on February 14, 2011 – 9:44 am -

The Beatles -And I Love Her As it is Valentine’s Day today, it is fitting that the Song of the Week is one of The Beatles’ finest love songs, “And I Love Her.”

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Song of the Week #37 – “The Tracks of My Tears”

Written by admin on January 17, 2011 – 9:16 am -

This week’s Song of the Week is Smokey Robinson & The Miracles’ masterpiece “Tracks of My Tears.” The song was released on single in the US in July 1965, backed with “A Fork in the Road.”

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