It’s tempting to start predictably – albeit appropriately –
by listing the countless accomplishments of Smokey Robinson’s distinguished
career. After all, we’re talking about a singer-songwriter whose influence spans
four decades and whose achievements include 36 Top 40 hits, a Grammy “Living
Legend: award, berths in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters’
Hall of Fame, the Soul Train “Heritage Award”, a NARAS “Lifetime Achievement
Award”, and numerous other honors and achievements.
Of recent, in February 2003, Smokey Robinson was given the
National Medal of Arts Award – the most prestigious & highest honor an artist
can receive – by the President of the United States. This velvet-voiced crooner
has always been a major part of the soundtrack of our lives and continues to be.
“ My songs are written about love”, says Smokey Robinson,
revealing the deceptively simple secret of his success. “It’s an ever-lasting
subject. Love always has significance and it never goes out of style.”
The legendary Smokey Robinson's hit "Tracks Of My Tears"
(which he wrote with Marv Tarplin and Warren Moore) was recently named one of
the five best songs ever in a poll by England's prestigious Mojo magazine of 20
renowned songwriters, including Brian Wilson. Meanwhile, after having
great success as a songwriter, producer, performer and record company executive,
Smokey Robinson is now a radio show host. Los Angeles radio station Mega 92.3
Jammin' Oldies broadcasts "Intimate with Smokey Robinson" Monday through
Thursday from 8:00 to 10:00 PM Pacific time.