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Smokey Robinson at The San Diego County fair

William “Smokey” Robinson, Jr. is a legendary singer-songwriter, record producer, record executive and co-founder of Motown Records.

Robinson and his group, the Miracles met Berry Gordy after a failed audition for singer Jackie Wilson’s managers. Gordy was impressed with Robinson’s vocals and ambitious songwriting. With his help they released, “Got a Job.” It was the beginning of a successful collaboration and the beginnings of Motown.

In 1960, Miracles recorded their and Motown’s first million-selling hit, “Shop Around.” Between 1960 and 1970, Robinson would produce 26 top 40 hits with the Miracles including several top 10 hits such as “You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me”,”I Second That Emotion” and the group’s only number-one pop hit, “The Tears Of A Clown”. Other notable hits include, “Ooo Baby Baby,” and “The Tracks Of My Tears”.

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Date:
Jun 15, 2019
Time:
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Venue

Del Mar Fairgrounds
2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard
Del Mar, CA 92014 United States
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EVENT INFORMATION

Details

Date:
Jun 15, 2019
Time:
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Event Categories:
, ,

Venue

Del Mar Fairgrounds
2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard
Del Mar, CA 92014 United States
+ Google Map

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