Oral History Information
Job TitleSongwriter, Vocalist
Smokey Robinson! The man changed popular music! He brought a common, streetwise approach to his lyrics, which were embraced by millions of people the world over who related to his messages of longing, love and second chances. Smokey conveyed in words and music what many of us felt and wanted to say in his same compelling and heartfelt ways. Like many beloved artists, Smokey let all of us in on his own emotions and by doing so gave us the chance to love, cry and cheer in a new and powerful way. And his humble and sincere manner in which he receives the praise of so many proves beyond doubt he is worthy of our collective appreciation! Thank you Smokey!