2003 – The Rolling Stones play a rare club date at the London Astoria, including covers of the Miracles’ “Going to a Go Go” and “Can’t Turn You Loose.” Beth Orton is in the audience.
1998 – At New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom, Cher, Bette Midler and Ace of Base take part in the Miracle on 34th Street Concert.
1973 – Smokey Robinson & the Miracles host tonight’s Midnight Special, welcoming the Stylistics and Rare Earth
1971 – On today’s American Bandstand, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles perform “Tears of a Clown.”
1965 – Now that’s what I call a chart: Today at No. 1 are the Beatles with “Help!” No. 2 is Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone.” At No. 8 is James Brown’s “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag”; at No. 16 is Smokey Robinson & the Miracles’ “Tracks of My Tears”; and at No. […]
1964 – It’s the second day of filming of The T.A.M.I. Show at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. The performances of the Rolling Stones, the Beach Boys, James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Gerry & the Pacemakers, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas, Jan & Dean, the Supremes, Lesley Gore, and the […]
1962 – Motown launches an American package tour featuring the Miracles, the Supremes, and Little Stevie Wonder in Washington, D.C.
1954 – Yes guitarist Trevor Rabin is born in Johannesburg, South Africa. Trevor Rabin (born January 13, 1954) is a South African-American musician, best known as a guitarist and songwriter for the British progressive rock band Yes from 1983–1994, and since then, as a film composer. Biography Early years Rabin was born Trevor Charles Rabinowitz […]
1947 – David Bowie (David Robert Jones) is born in London. He first records with the King Bees, Lower Third and the Mannish Boys in 1963 before going solo. His two No. 1 songs are “Fame” and “Let’s Dance.” David Bowie (IPA: Although he released an album and numerous singles earlier, David Bowie first caught […]
1940 – Smokey Robinson (William Robinson) is born in Detroit. He forms the Miracles, then called the Matadors, in 1955.The group hits No. 1 in 1970 with “The Tears of a Clown.” He leaves the group in 1972. He is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 and receives a Grammy […]