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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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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – Class of 2012

Written by admin on April 15, 2012 – 10:37 am -

Cleveland rocked last night as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted the Class of 2012.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2012 inductees

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to induct six classic backing groups

Written by admin on February 10, 2012 – 10:10 pm -

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2012 Six classic backing groups, including The Crickets and The Miracles, have been added to the list of performers who will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year.

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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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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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