Soul Singer Smokey Robinson Will Be Honored At The 20th Annual Music Masters Series
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20th Annual Music Masters Series
Robinson's career and music will be honored during a series of events in Cleveland between November 2 and 7 culminating in a gala concert on the last day at the State Theater.
It is particularly fitting that we honor him this year, the 20th year of Music Masters.
The longstanding popularity and impact of his work shows us the power of popular music in our lives, which is what Music Masters is all about.'
Other events during the week include interviews, panels, films and other programs at both the Hall and Case Western Reserve University who is a cosponsor of the events.
Smokey Robinson’s accomplishments as a songwriter, performer, and producer are unparalleled.
It is particularly fitting that we honor him this year, the 20th year of Music Masters,” said Dr. Lauren Onkey, the Vice President of Education and Public Programs for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
“The longstanding popularity and impact of his work shows us the power of popular music in our lives, which is what Music Masters is all about.”
Between 1960 and 1971, Robinson sang lead for the Miracles, and between 1960 and 1971, the group bagged 27 hits, including “You’ve Really Got a Hold On Me,” “Shop Around” and “The Tears of a Clown.”
Robinson also landed major success as a songwriter, penning tunes for fellow Motown artists such as Mavin Gaye, Mary Wells, and the Temptations, the latter for which he wrote the smash hits, “The Way You Do the Things You Do” and “My Girl.”