I Second That Emotion

William “Smokey” Robinson began his music career as a teenager, when he formed a vocal group, called the Matadors (later the Miracles), with his high school friends in Detroit. While playing clubs, they were heard by Berry Gordy, who sensed a much bigger...

Being With You

In 1972, Smokey Robinson left the Miracles, the group he had been with since forming it in high school. After an incredible string of 27 Top 40 hits, Robinson went his own way, ostensibly to be more involved in his position as Vice-President of Motown Records. It...