Smokey Robinson is one of the world’s best known musicians and producers. He's had the opportunity to work with a variety of different artists and has had his own successful musical career. Named as the “Greatest Living Poet” by Bob Dylan, Smokey Robinson has undoubtedly impressed a numerous amount of people throughout the world. With that being said, having the opportunity to enjoy his entertainment live is something that you will never forget.
While Smokey Robinson was in high school, he founded the group, The Miracles and it was the first vocal group that Berry Gordy had ever had. This is when they decided to open Motown Records and with the record label’s first hit, “Shop Around”, Smokey Robinson quickly became a household hit in terms of R&B. Over the following years, Robinson created even more hits that the group became renowned for such as:
- “You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me”
- “Ooo Baby Baby”
- “The Tracks of My Tears”
- “Going to a Go-Go”
- “More Love”
- “Tears of a Clown”
- “I Second That Emotion”
The Miracles were one of the most popular music groups (the most popular R&B group) during the 1960’s and 1970’s. Smokey Robinson then became the VP of Motown Records and transformed into a legendary scout, songwriter, and producer. He has worked with a variety of musicians ranging from The Temptations to Marvin Gaye and has helped to write some of the most memorable songs, even in today’s age. His music even influenced bands of other genres such as rock and pop with The Beatles who covered “You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me” and The Rolling Stones with “Going To A Go-Go”.
After having his fill of being a producer and songwriter, he returned to the realm of performing and wrote a variety of other hit songs such as “Quiet Storm” and “Being with You”. Over his career, Smokey Robinson has been responsible for the success of over 4000 different songs.
With the ample amount of sold-out shows around the world that include a profound performance with touching lyrics, Smokey Robinson has definitely earned his place as one of the best singer/songwriters of all time. He is now performing at The Seneca Niagara Casino on June 11th with tickets starting at $50.00.
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