"As a kid, this is what I wanted my life to be. Not in my wildest dreams did I ever dare to dream that it would be this." —Smokey Robinson
He was born on this day in Detroit, Michigan (1940).
…he is credited with 4000 songs and 37 Top 40 hits including “Tears of a Clown”, “Tracks of My Tears” and “Love Machine.” [Robinson] also served as vice president of Motown records, writing and producing hits for groups such as the Temptations (“My Girl”) and Mary Wells (“My Guy”).