Today on the Artist Profile – Smokey Robinson
William “Smokey” Robinson Jr. (born February 19, 1940) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and former record executive. Robinson was the founder and front man of the Motown vocal group the Miracles, for which he also served as the group’s chief songwriter and producer. Robinson led the group from its 1955 origins as the Five Chimes until 1972 when he announced a retirement from the group to focus on his role as Motown’s vice president.
However, Robinson returned to the music industry as a solo artist the following year. Following the sale of Motown Records in 1988, Robinson left the company in 1990. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. Robinson was awarded the 2016 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for his lifetime contributions to popular music. – Wikipedia
This week on the Classic Countdown we feature the Top 40 Hits from November 13, 1982. Hosted by Ron Kovacs Live on RadioMaxMusic.
Happy Weekend! Tune in at 8:00 am ET today (Saturday) for your Weekend Maximum Music Mix at www.radiomaxmusic.com. Happy Birthday to artists Paul Simon & Cliff Richard! This week we bring you, Capital Cities, Leo Sayer, Toto, Aretha Franklin, Justin Timberlake, Bob Dylan, All American Rejects, Pretenders, Cat Stevens, Natasha Bedingfield,Bo Bice, Real McCoy, Reunion, Four Tops, Acoustic Alchemy, Bay City Rollers, Imagine Dragons, Foreigner, Rachel Platten, Gwen Stefani, Korgis, Toby Keith, Quarterflash, Huey Lewis & The News, Gwen Stefani, Walk The Moon, Earth, Wind& Fire, & Frank Sinatra.
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This edition of Across The Tracks feature the music of 1982
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