Black Birthdays

February is Black History Month.

Smokey Robinson

2.19.1940

A prolific songwriter, he is credited with 4,000 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").

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