Monday, November 22, 2010

The Miracles - Voice Your Choice

The Miracles formed in Detroit, Michigan and consisted of Smokey Robinson, Claudette Rogers (who was married to Smokey from 1958 to 1986 and retired from the group in 1964), Bobby Rogers, Ronnie White, and Warren Moore. Sadly, Ronnie died of leukemia on August 26, 1995 at the young age of 56.

Smokey wrote many of the group's hit songs and also for other Motown Artists. In fact, he became Vice-President of Artist & Repertoire for Berry Gordy's Motown Records.

Between 1959 and 1975, they appeared on the Billboard Top 100 charts a total of 46 times, and garnered 7 Top Ten hits. This week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice features The Miracles with two of their great hit songs for your votes: Mickey's Monkey and You Really Got A Hold On Me.

Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page. We'll play the winner in the third hour of next week's show.