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.