Bobby Rogers


SOUTHFIELD, Michigan (AP) - Bobby Rogers, a founding member of the Motown group The Miracles and a collaborator with Smokey Robinson, has died. He was 73.

Motown Museum board member Allen Rawls says Rogers died Sunday morning at his home.

Rogers had been ill for several years. He lived in the Detroit suburb of Southfield.

Rogers formed the group in 1956 with cousin Claudette Rogers, Pete Moore, Ronnie White and Robinson. Their hits included "I Second That Emotion" and "The Tears of a Clown." Rogers and The Miracles were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.

He shared songwriting credits with Robinson on The Temptations' "The Way You Do the Things You Do," The Contours' "First I Look at the Purse" and The Miracles' "Going to a Go-Go."

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Joan and the entire Rogers Family, My deepest sympathy at the loss of Bobby. He was a great guy that I met at age 12 at the Harlem Apollo. My mom use to cook for the Miracles & the Temptations and take food for them to enjoy between shows (in the 60s). Then we relocated to Detroit (right around the corner from Benny's (Mullins) Flamingo, where all the Motown men had their hair maintained and or shopped at Jack's Esquire. Aww those were the days. Bobby was NEVER too busy to take a picture,...

May the love of friends and family continue to carry you through your grief.

I still cherish all of the memories as a teenager, sewing in your moms basement on Mendota with all your sisters and your brother!!!! LOL RIP LOVE YOU FOREVER!!!

The Groups of the sixties were indeed the best. The Miracles had a velvety sound that I will always remember. Mr. Rogers had Charisma and he will be sorely missed.

I grew up listening to the velvet sound of the miracles.May your soul find peace,and may this family lean on GOD for healing.Rest In Peace-Susan Jackson-Atlanta.