"I Heard It Through the Grapevine" was first recorded in 1966 by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, but was rejected by Motown's Berry Gordy.

"I Heard It Through the Grapevine" was first recorded in 1966 by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, but was rejected by Motown's Berry Gordy.

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Smokey Robinson - (20/100) Born February 19th, 1940  Key Tracks "The Tracks of My Tears," "You've Really Got a Hold on Me" (the Miracles), "Cruisin' " (solo)  Influenced Al Green, Linda Ronstadt, Mick Jagger

Smokey Robinson - (20/100) Born February 19th, 1940 Key Tracks "The Tracks of My Tears," "You've Really Got a Hold on Me" (the Miracles), "Cruisin' " (solo) Influenced Al Green, Linda Ronstadt, Mick Jagger

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William "Smokey" Robinson and his daughter, Tamla (BET Awards, June 2015)
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This video alone taught an entire class the letter U. Every child... not kidding. If you can not access Youtube through a your classroom internet use the Sesame Street website.

This video alone taught an entire class the letter U. Every child... not kidding. If you can not access Youtube through a your classroom internet use the Sesame Street website.

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Motown /ˈmōˌtoun/: (noun)  Music released on or reminiscent of the US record label Tamla Motown.  **See also: Best genre of music ever created ;)

Motown /ˈmōˌtoun/: (noun) Music released on or reminiscent of the US record label Tamla Motown. **See also: Best genre of music ever created ;)

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Smokey Robinson: "America's greatest living poet" said Bob Dylan. Smokey is  the kid from Detroit who changed music forever and helped turn Motown Records into a global phenomenon. He is as important as Dylan, Lennon and McCartney.

Smokey Robinson: "America's greatest living poet" said Bob Dylan. Smokey is the kid from Detroit who changed music forever and helped turn Motown Records into a global phenomenon. He is as important as Dylan, Lennon and McCartney.

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