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Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - 100% match to Smokey Robinson

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Christian & Gospel Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Funk
Decades Active: 1960s
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The Miracles - 100% match to Smokey Robinson

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Doo Wop Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Funk R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Of all the R&B vocal groups formed in Detroit, Michigan, USA, in the mid-50s, the Miracles proved to be the most successful. They were founded at the city’s Northern High School in 1955 by Smokey Robinson (William Robinson, 19 February 1940, Detroit, Michigan, USA), Emerson Rogers, Bobby Rogers (b. 19 February 1940, Detroit, Michigan, USA), Ronnie White (b. 5 April Read more

Temptations, The - 80% match to Smokey Robinson

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The Temptations - 80% match to Smokey Robinson

Genres: R&B / Soul Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul Doo Wop Funk Pop / Rock Christian & Gospel
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The Stylistics - 69% match to Smokey Robinson

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The Stylistics were formed in 1968 from the fragments of two Philadelphia groups, the Monarchs and the Percussions, by Russell Thompkins Jnr. (21 March 1951, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA), Airrion Love (b. 8 August 1949, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA), James Smith (b. 16 June 1950, New York City, USA), Herbie Murrell (b. 27 April 1949, Lane, South Carolina, USA) and Jam Read more

Gladys Knight & The Pips - 66% match to Smokey Robinson

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Funk Pop / Rock Christian & Gospel Disco R&B / Soul Soundtracks Television Vocals
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Mary Wells - 65% match to Smokey Robinson

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Documentaries Funk Music & Radio
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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13 May 1943, Detroit, Michigan, USA, d. 26 July 1992, Los Angeles, California, USA. At the age of 17, Mary Wells composed ‘Bye Bye Baby’, a song which she offered to R&B star Jackie Wilson. His producer, Berry Gordy, was sufficiently impressed to offer her a contract with the newly formed Motown Records label, and Wells’ rendition of her song became one of Read more

Four Tops - 63% match to Smokey Robinson

Genres: R&B / Soul Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Music Videos & Concerts Christian & Gospel Doo Wop Funk
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Commodores - 62% match to Smokey Robinson

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Funk Heavy Metal Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The Commodores formed at Tuskegee Institute, Alabama, USA, in 1967, when two groups of students merged to form a six-piece band. Lionel Richie (20 June 1949, Tuskegee, Alabama, USA; keyboards, saxophone, vocals), Thomas McClary (b. 6 October 1950; guitar) and William King (b. 30 January 1949, Alabama, USA; trumpet) had been members of the Mystics; Andre Callahan (drums), Mi Read more

Jimmy Ruffin - 62% match to Smokey Robinson

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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7 May 1939, Collinsville, Mississippi, USA. The son of a minister, Ruffin was born into a musical family: his brother, David Ruffin, and cousin, Melvin Franklin, both became mainstays of the Temptations. Ruffin abandoned his gospel background to become a session singer in the early 60s, joining the Motown Records stable in 1961 for a one-off single before he was drafted for Read more

The Spinners - 62% match to Smokey Robinson

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Funk Television R&B / Soul Music Videos & Concerts Doo Wop
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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O'Jays - 59% match to Smokey Robinson

Genres: R&B / Soul
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The O'Jays - 59% match to Smokey Robinson

Genres: R&B / Soul Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Television Funk
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The core of this long-standing soul group, Eddie LeVert (16 June 1942, Birmingham, Alabama, USA) and Walter Williams (b. 25 August 1942, USA), sang together as a gospel duo prior to forming the Triumphs in 1958. This doo-wop-influenced quintet was completed by William Powell (b. 20 January 1942, USA, d. 26 May 1977), Bill Isles and Bobby Massey and quickly grew popular aroun Read more

The Chi-Lites - 57% match to Smokey Robinson

Genres: R&B / Soul R&B / Soul Vocals Doo Wop Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Chicago in 1960 and originally called the Hi-Lites, the group featured Eugene Record (23 December 1940, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 22 July 2005, Chicago, Illinois, USA), Robert Lester (b. 1942, McComb, Mississippi, USA), Creadel Jones (b. 1939, St. Louis, Missouri, USA) and Marshall Thompson (b. April 1941, Chicago, Illinois, USA). Imbued with the tradition of doo- Read more

The Manhattans - 55% match to Smokey Robinson

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Funk
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1962 in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA, about 10 miles south of New York City’s borough of Manhattan, this enduring soul group enjoyed its greatest success during the 70s. The original members were lead vocalist George Smith, bass singer Winfred ‘Blue’ Lovett (16 November 1943), tenor Edward Bivins (b. 15 January 1942), tenor Kenneth Kelley (b. 9 Janua Read more


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