Smokey Robinson plans first Q-C concert


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Originally Posted Online: April 18, 2013, 4:15 pm
Last Updated: April 18, 2013, 4:56 pm
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By Jonathan Turner, jturner@qconline.com

Motown pioneer Smokey Robinson will make his first appearance in the Quad-Cities with an 8 p.m. concert June 7 at the i wireless Center, Moline.

Tickets ($29.50 and $49.50, with a limited number at $69.50) will go on sale at 10 a.m. April 26, at the arena box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, 800-745-3000 and ticketmaster.com. A portion of the ticket proceeds will benefit Genesis HealthSystem.

A 73-year-old Detroit native, Mr. Robinson founded The Miracles while in high school. The group's single"Shop Around" became Motown's first No. 1 hit on the R&B singles chart.

He went on to pen hits for the group, including "You've Really Got a Hold on Me," "Ooo Baby Baby," "TheTracks of My Tears," "Going to a Go-Go," "More Love," "Tears of a Clown" and "I Second That Emotion." Hissolo career included "Cruisin," "Being With You," "Just to See Her" and "One Heartbeat."

His 50-year career in music includes more than 4,000 songs and his selection as vice president of Motown Records. He continues to entertain audiences around the world with hishigh tenor voice.

In 1987, Mr. Robinson was inducted to the Rock &Roll Hall of Fame. In 1989, came the Songwriter's Hall of Fame, and in 1991, he received the Soul Train Music Awards. In 1993, he was awarded the National Medal ofArts.

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