HOLLYWOOD – Bobby Rogers, co-founder of the popular 70s band ‘The Miracles’, died on Sunday in Detroit, according to the Detroit Free Press. Rogers had been ill for some time.
NDJ World | Published: Mar 04 2013 Celebrities→North America
The Miracles were the first successful group launched by renowned ‘Motown’ records. The group’s biggest hit was ‘Tears of a Clown’.
Robert ‘Bobby’ Rogers was born February 19 1940 in Detroit in the same hospital and on the same day the most famous member of The Miracles was born: Smokey Robinson.
After hearing the news about Rogers’ death, Smokey said on Sunday: “Yet another one of my soldiers has fallen.”
“Bobby was my brother and a very good friend. I will miss him terribly,” Robinson said. “I loved him very much!”
After birth, Robinson and Rogers went their own way but met up again when they were 15 years young. In the 1960′s their band ‘The Miracles’ got their break with the single “Shop Around”.
More than one million copies were sold of that song.
Rogers’ voice can also be heard on Marvin Gayes’ record ‘What’s going on.” During the song Rogers says: “It’s just a groovy party, man. I can dig it.”
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