R.I.P. Bobby Rogers of The Miracles

R.I.P. Bobby Rogers of The Miracles

Founding member of Motown group The Miracles Bobby Rogers died on Sunday, February 3, at his suburban Detroit home at 6 a.m. circa. He was 73 and he had been battling with illness for a long time.

Rogers founded the group in 1956 with cousin Claudette Rogers, Pete Moore, Ronnie White and Robinson. Their biggest hits included "Shop Around", ''You've Really Got a Hold on Me", ''The Tracks of My Tears", ''Going to a Go-Go", ''I Second That Emotion" and "The Tears of a Clown".
Bobby also was a songwriting collaborator with Smokey Robinson on The Temptations' "The Way You Do the Things You Do", The Contours' "First I Look at the Purse" and The Miracles' "Going to a Go-Go".

Rogers and The Miracles were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012, but Rogers was too ill to attend the ceremony.


 

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