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In 1957 a singing group called the Matadors, who were fronted by a young singer called Smokey Robinson, auditioned unsuccessfully for Jackie Wilson's manager. But another young man who watched the audition saw something Wilson's manager had obviously missed and persuaded the group to change their name to the Miracles and work with him instead. The rest is history.

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Deke Richards, The Man Behind Motown's Biggest Hits, Dies Aged 68

26th March 2013 -

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Deke Richards, the lead writer for famed record label Motown who penned hit tracks for The Jackson 5 and Diana Ross, has died aged 68 following a battle with esophageal cancer. During his tenure with...

The Spinners' Bobbie Smith Dies, Aged 76

18th March 2013 -

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Bobbie Smith of the soul group The Spinners, passed away on Saturday (March 16, 2013) at the age of 76. Smith’s manager released a statement, reported on today by Associated Press, to confirm that the...

Bobby Rogers Dies Aged 73: Tributes Flood In For 'Miracles' Man

4th March 2013 -

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Bobby Rogers, the soul singer and song writer who co-founded The Miracles and was a part of the first million-selling group Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, has passed away at the age of 73 after...

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