Bobby Rogers, Smokey Robinson + The Miracles Band Member, Dead At 73
Bobby 'Bo' Rogers, signer of the hit Motown group, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, passed away Sunday, March 3, in his Michigan home. He was 73 years old.With a massive string of chart-topping hits like, "Shop around", "The Tracks of My Tears", and "Ooh Baby Baby", the group began their journey to stardom in 1956.
Bobby Rogers had been dealing with health-related issues for a while, and wasn't in attendance when the group was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.
Smokey Robinson released a statement:
“Another soldier in my life has fallen. Bobby Rogers was my brother and a really good friend. He and I were born on the exact same day in the same hospital in Detroit. I am really going to miss him. I loved him very much.”
Claudette Rodgers, a cousin to the late singer, stated:
“People always commented on the tall one with the glasses. He was personable, approachable and he loved talking to the women, loved talking to the guys, loved to dance, loved to sing, loved to perform. That was the joy of his life.”
The Miracles were also honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2009.
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Tears of a Clown