Motown Legend Smokey Robinson

Frances and Smokey Robinson at the Kennedy Center Honors Ceremony, December 2006 - Margot Schulman

Frances and Smokey Robinson at the Kennedy Center Honors Ceremony, December 2006

Margot Schulman

Motown Legend Smokey Robinson

Smokey Robinson has been called "America's poet laureate of love." The Motown legend on his fifty years in the music industry, the addiction that nearly ended his career and co-writing thousands of songs.

Smokey Robinson has been called "America's poet laureate of love." The Motown legend on his fifty years in the music industry, the addiction that nearly ended his career and co-writing thousands of songs.

Guests

Smokey Robinson

singer, song-writer, record producer, founder of the Miracles and former Vice-President of Motown Records. His latest cd is "Time Flies When Your Having Fun." He's performing as part of the Kennedy Center's “An American Playlist: an evening of classical works and popular song.”

Video

"The Tracks of My Tears" (With The Miracles, 1965)

"Ooo Baby Baby" (On "Ready Steady Go," 1965)

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