A close friend of Gordy's, The Miracles' lead singer Smokey Robinson was promoted to vice president of the company shortly after its set-up. As a mark of respect to his friend, in the sixties Robinson named two of his children 'Berry' and 'Tamla'. The label was very much a family affair with his father, two brothers and sister holding important roles.
First Lady of Motown, Claudette Robinson aka Mama C! The kids of the Robinson kids are SwishFamilyRobinson. We have all been privy to her motherly love shared by our friend Tamla. Claudette, former wife/band member of Smokey Robinson and The Miracles is one of the most spectacular human beings I have the pleasure of knowing. Her grace, charm, elegance, spirit and beauty make her one of the most sparkling stars in the Universe. We like to call her #noworknaturalbeautyblackdontcrack
Smokey Robinson William Smokey Robinson Jr. (born February 19 1940) is an American R&B/Pop singer-songwriter record producer and former record executive. Robinson was the founder and front man of the Motown vocal group the Miracles for which he also served as the groups chief songwriter and producer. Robinson led the group from its 1955 origins as the Five Chimes until 1972 when he announced a retirement from the stage to focus on his role as Motowns vice president. However Robinson returne...