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Smokey Robinson To Be Honoured For Charitable Efforts

The I Second That Emotion star has signed on to help raise awareness and funds for the nonprofit organisation's efforts to aid low-income public school district officials expand their music programs, and now...

Smokey Robinson: 'I Thought Marvin Gaye's Death Was April Fool's Day Hoax'

The Sexual Healing star was shot and killed by his father, Marvin Gaye, Sr., following a fight on 1 April, 1984, and Smokey first heard about the tragedy on the radio. "I'm...

Smokey Robinson To Receive Top Philanthropy Prize

The charitable I Second That Emotion singer will receive the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award for his longtime support of the MusiCares MAP Fund, which assists fellow musicians with addiction recovery. He will...

Chaka Khan Too Ill To Perform At Natalie Cole Memorial - Report

The I Feel For You singer was expected to sing at the West Angeles Church of God in Christ in Los Angeles service, but instead she joined mourners to remember the tragic star,...

Smokey Robinson Leads Memorial Tributes To Natalie Cole

Smokey, who was among the first celebrities to offer up a tribute to the Miss You Like Crazy singer following her death on New Year's Eve (31Dec15), was the first star to speak...

Smokey Robinson Pays Tribute To Late Natalie Cole

Cole died from congestive heart failure, at the age of 65, on New Year's Eve (31Dec15), and Tears of a Clown singer Smokey has turned to news show Entertainment Tonight to offer his...

Smokey Robinson Open To Justin Bieber Collaboration

The My Girl star reveals he has been working with mutual friend and producer Poo Bear, who is keen to introduce the odd couple, so the pair can come up with some new...

Bob Dylan And The Cure Cover Paul Mccartney Tracks For New Album

An 42-track album celebrating the music of Sir Paul McCartney will be released in November.'The Art of McCartney' will pay homage to the 72-year-old singer's extensive career by featuring new studio covers of his...

Smokey Robinson Urges Developers To Save Detroit

Soul legend Smokey Robinson is urging tycoons investing in the industrial ghost town of Detroit to create thousands of jobs as a boost for local families.The Tears of a Clown hitmaker was born and raised...

Smokey Robinson Is A Drugs Counsellor

Soul veteran Smokey Robinson tours the U.S. counselling drug addicts.The Motown star battled his drug demons until 1986, when a church visit turned his life around, and he has been clean and sober ever since....

Reviews Round-up: Smokey Robinson's Collaboration Album 'Smokey & Friends'

Soul and R&B legend Smokey Robinson releases a new album this week entitled Smokey & Friends.It sees the iconic singer and songwriter revisit the tracks that made him so famous and reinterpret them with as...

Diana Ross To Perform At Son's Wedding

Diana Ross is set to perform at her son Evan Ross' wedding.The Motown legend will serenade guests as her 25-year-old son ties the knot with Ashlee Simpson on the evening of August 31 in a...

Smokey Robinson Planning Big Name Duets Album

Soul man Smokey Robinson has become the latest music veteran to announce plans to record an album of duets.Smokey & Friends will feature new renditions of the singer's biggest hits with stars like Sir Elton...

Smokey Robinson Sued By Former Lawyers

Music veteran Smokey Robinson has been sued by his former lawyers over allegations he has failed to settle an outstanding bill.The 74-year-old Motown star is the target of a lawsuit filed by officials at Los...

Smokey Robinson Wants To Lecture Troubled Justin Bieber

Music veteran Smokey Robinson wants to have a long talk with Justin Bieber to lecture him on the importance of trying to be a good role model to his young fans.The 20-year-old singer has been...

Smokey Robinson Suing Ex-wife Over Copyright Interest

Soul icon Smokey Robinson is suing his ex-wife Claudette Rogers Robinson to prevent her from profiting from songs he wrote during their 27-year marriage.The veteran singer is reclaiming the rights to tracks penned before 1978...

Rita Ora 'Incognito' At Grammys

Rita Ora went to the Grammy Awards ''incognito''.The 'Hot Right Now' singer has declined previous invitations to the US music extravaganza because she wanted to wait until she was nominated, but changed her mind to...

Smokey Robinson Explodes Motown Studio Legend

Soul icon Smokey Robinson has exposed one of music's greatest legends as a myth - he is adamant many of Motown's biggest hits were recorded miles away from the company's famed headquarters.The renowned record label...

Smokey Robinson And Berry Gordy To Receive Architects Of Sound Awards

Soul icon Smokey Robinson and his Motown Records boss Berry Gordy are set to be celebrated by officials at Los Angeles' Grammy Museum for their outstanding contributions to music.The stars will be recognised with the...

Motown's Artist Development Boss Dies

Maxine Powell, the Motown Records executive who taught Smokey Robinson, The Supremes and the Jackson Five the importance of style and grace, has died at the age of 98.Powell, the head of the legendary label's...

Elton John And Bernie Taupin Set For Songwriting Award

Elton John and Bernie Taupin are to receive the Songwriters Hall of Fame's highest award. The pianist and his long-time lyrical collaborator will be awarded the Johnny Mercer Award by the organisation in New York...

Smokey Robinson Saddened By 'Brother' Bobby Rogers' Death

Soul icon Smokey Robinson has paid a heartfelt tribute to his "brother" and late bandmate Bobby Rogers, following the singer's death on Sunday (03Mar13).The founder of Robinson's backing band The Miracles passed away at his...

Bobby Rogers Motown Loses Another Legend - Miracles Singer Bobby Rogers Dies, 73

It has been a sad few weeks for Motown Records, with the deaths of several of its former recording artists being announced in the news. Yesterday, Smokey Robinson announced that one of the original members...

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

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...

The Miracles' Bobby Rogers Dies

Motown star Bobby Rogers has died.The singer - a founding member of The Miracles with Smokey Robinson, Claudette Rogers, Pete Moore and Ronnie White in 1956 - passed away at his home in Detroit, Michigan,...

The Miracles Main Man Dead At 73

Bobby Rogers, the founder of Smokey Robinson's backing band The Miracles, has died, aged 73.The soul man died at his home in Michigan on Sunday morning (03Mar13), following a lengthy illness. Rogers founded The...

Smokey Robinson Fashion Line Launch Postponed

Smokey Robinson's Oscars-eve fashion show has been postponed over fears it would be overshadowed by the Academy Awards.The soul man, who celebrated his 73rd birthday on Tuesday (19Feb13), was hoping to launch the Smokey Robinson...

Smokey Robinson To Launch Clothing Line At Pre-oscars Fashion Show

Soul legend Smokey Robinson will launch his new clothing line with a fashion show on the eve of the Oscars.The dapper singer has teamed up with late boxer Joe Frazier's tailor, James Andrew, to create...

Kelly Clarkson Stuns Crowd At Obama Inauguration

Kelly Clarkson delivered a stunning performance at Barack Obama's inauguration yesterday (21.01.13).Accompanied by the United States Marine Band, the 30-year-old singer overcame initial nerves to sing a rendition of 'My Country, 'Tis of Thee'.She tweeted:...

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