Smokey Robinson

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8/2/15-Smokey Robinson: Music Master!

Smokey Robinson has been selected as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 20th Music Master. Robinson's career and music will be honored during a series of events in Cleveland between November 2 and 7 culminating in a gala concert on the last day at the State Theater. Dr. Lauren Onkey, Vice President of Education and Public Programs for the Hall said 'Smokey Robinson's accomplishments as a songwriter, performer, and […]

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7/21/14-Motown 25th!

There has been no official announcement, but it appears that the TV special Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever may be coming to DVD. The major clue is two new Amazon listings, one for a one-DVD/150 Minute version and one for a 3-DVD/450 Minute set. Both are listed with a September 30 release date via Time-Life. Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever is a 1983 television special celebrating the 25th anniversary of […]

todayJuly 21, 2014 1

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6/24/14-Diana Ross Performance

Diana Ross is supposedly performing the day her son Evan marries Ashlee Simpson. The music icon is mother to the 25-year-old "Hunger Games" actor, who became engaged to Ashlee in January. And according to E! News, The Supremes singer will grace the stage during their forthcoming nuptial ceremony. Apparently Diana's daughter Rhonda Ross Kendrick is set to serenade her brother Evan as well, as she is rumored to be singing […]

todayJune 25, 2014 4

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1/26/14-Smokey Robinson's latest award!

Smokey Robinson, the Motown songwriting legend, has been awarded the Music For Life Award by NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) during their annual convention, currently going on in Anaheim, CA. Robinson was recognized for his five decades in the music business and his role in starting Motown Records. NAMM President and CEO Joe Lammond said "So much of what we at NAMM stand for is exemplified in the career […]

todayJanuary 26, 2014 2

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7/19/12 – Motown coming to Broadway!

The story of Motown is coming to Broadway with a book by Berry Gordy and the music that made Detroit famous. Gordy is the focal point for the show which is being produced by Berry, Kevin McCollum (Rent, In the Heights) and Sony Music Chairman and CEO Doug Morris. "MOTOWN" will feature a book by Berry Gordy and music and lyrics from the Motown legendary catalogue, featuring dozens of hit […]

todayJuly 19, 2012 4

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10/5/11 – Miracles guitarist passes away

Marv Tarplin, the Motown guitarist and songwriter behind Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, died on Friday at his home in Las Vegas at the age of 70. His cause of death has not yet been determined. Tarplin began his career at Motown in the late Fifties as the guitarist in the Primettes, a teenage girl group that later evolved into the Supremes. He was drafted into Robinson's band, where he […]

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