February 19, 1940 William “Smokey” Robinson, Jr., singer, songwriter, and record producer, was born in Detroit, Michigan. In 1955, Robinson co-founded a vocal group called The Five Chimes which was later renamed the Miracles. In 1959, they were one of the first groups to sign with the newly formed Motown Records.
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By Chimsima Zuhri on February 19, 2012 in African American History, February, Music
Tags: Grammy Award, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Jr, Motown Records, National Medal of Arts, record producer, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, singer, songwriter, The Five Chimes, William “Smokey” Robinson
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