A Motown Legend Makes His Way to the Historic Fox Theatre This Weekend
Get a hold on your Saturday night when one of the biggest names in music performs live at the Fox Theatre! William "Smokey" Robinson, Jr., legendary singer-songwriter, record producer, record executive and co-founder of Motown Records will take the stage on January 26th. Don’t miss it!
Once pronounced by Bob Dylan as America's "greatest living poet," acclaimed singer-songwriter Smokey Robinson's career spans over four decades of hits. He has received numerous awards including the Grammy Living Legend Award, NARAS Lifetime Achievement Award, Honorary Doctorate (Howard University), Kennedy Center Honors and the National Medal of Arts Award from the President of the United States. He has also been inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters' Hall of Fame.
Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Robinson founded The Miracles while still in high school. The group was Berry Gordy’s first vocal group, and it was at Robinson’s suggestion that Gordy started the Motown Record dynasty. Their single of Robinson’s “Shop Around” became Motown’s first #1 hit on the R&B singles chart. In the years following, Robinson continued to pen hits for the group including “You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me,” “Ooo Baby Baby,” “The Tracks of My Tears,” “Going to a Go-Go,” “More Love,” “Tears of a Clown” (co-written with Stevie Wonder), and “I Second That Emotion.”
In addition to writing hits for the Miracles, Robinson wrote and produced hits for other Motown greats including The Temptations, Mary Wells, Brenda Holloway, Marvin Gaye and others. “The Way You Do the Things You Do,” “My Girl,” “Get Ready,” “You Beat Me to the Punch,” “Don’t Mess with Bill,” “Ain’t That Peculiar,” and “My Guy” are just a few of his songwriting triumphs during those years.
Come see a living legend when Smokey Robinson performs live on January 26th! Tickets may be purchased online via www.foxtheatre.org. VIP and special access tickets are also available for purchase.
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Saturday, January 26, 2019—8:00 PM
Event Venue Location:
The Fox Theatre
660 Peachtree Street Northeast
Atlanta, Georgia 30308