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Smokey Robinson

1940 -

Origin: United States

Main instrument: Vocal

Genre: R&B/Soul/Funk

Singer and songwriter Smokey Robinson's first brush with fame came at the beginning to the 1960s when his group The Miracles signed on to legendary Motown label and released the chart-topping Shop Around single. A series of Robinson-penned hits soon followed, namely You've Really Got a Hold on Me, I Second That Emotion or the beautiful Tears of a Clown. In 1975, Robinson found success as a solo singer with the album A Quiet Storm. A 1988 inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award in 1999, the R&B artist made his first visit to the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal in 2010.

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