Music Birthday: Smokey Robinson

🔊🥳Today, February 19, 1940, William “Smokey“ Robinson was born in Detroit, Michigan. Of the 24 hits Robison has charted on the US Hot 100, four peaked during the month of February. ‘Cruisin’’ peaked at no. 4 on  February 1, 1980; ‘Baby Come Close’ peaked at no. 27 on February 15, 1974; ‘Pops We Love You (A Tribute to Father)’ peaked at no. 59 on February 9, 1979; and ‘Quiet Storm’ peaked at no. 61 on February 20, 1976. In 1995, for his “Brown Sugar” album, D’Angelo self-produced his cover of ‘Cruisin’.’ 

Published by Taylor Valery

Through the lense of A&R and music writer Taylor Valery, HomageCollage celebrates some of music's best creators and creations.

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