Music – 1983 – Smokey Robinson + Linda Ronstadt In Concert – Ooo Baby Baby & Tracks Of My Tears

“Ooo Baby Baby” is a song written by Smokey Robinson and Pete Moore….which is a classic 1965 hit single by The Miracles for the Tamla (Motown) label.  The song achieved its greatest commercial success when Linda Ronstadt covered it in 1978….when it reached # 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song has inspired numerous other cover versions by other artists over the…

Music – 1983 – Smokey Robinson – You Better Shop Around + Tears Of A Clown – Live At MoTown 25th Anv

“The Tears of a Clown“ is a song written by Hank Cosby, Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder….and was originally recorded by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles for the Tamla Records label….which was a subsidiary of Motown….as it first appeared on the 1967 album Make It Happen…..when it was re-released in the United Kingdom as a single in July 1970….and it became a # 1 hit on…

Music – 1983 – Special – Dick Clark Provides Highlights And A Tribute To MoTown On 25th Anniversary

Dick Clark (November 30, 1929 – April 18, 2012) was an American radio and television personality, television producer and film actor….as well as a cultural icon who remains best known for hosting American Bandstand from 1957 to 1988….who also hosted the game show Pyramid and Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve….which transmitted Times Square’s New Year’s Eve celebrations….as Clark was well known for his trademark sign-off….“For…

Music – 1986 – Smokey Robinson – Star Spangled Banner – Sung At World Series Game 5 Mets Vs Red Sox

Smokey Robinson (born February 19, 1940) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer and former record executive….who was the founder and front man of the Motown vocal group The Miracles….for which he was also chief songwriter and producer….as Smokey led the group from its 1955 origins as “the Five Chimes” until 1972 when he announced a…

Music – 1985 – Smokey Robinson + Linda Ronstadt Duet – Oh Baby Baby & Tracks Of My Tears

Linda Maria Ronstadt (born July 15, 1946) is a retired American popular music singer….who was known for singing in a wide range of genres including rock, country, light opera and Latin. She has earned 11 Grammy Awards, three American Music Awards, two Academy of Country Music awards, an Emmy Award, and an ALMA Award….along with many of her albums have been certified gold, platinum or multi-platinum in…

Music – 1985 – Smokey Robinson + The Miracles – Shop Around & Tears Of A Clown

 Smokey Robinson and the Miracles were an American rhythm and blues vocal group that was the first successful recording act for Berry Gordy’s Motown Records….and one of the most important and influential groups in pop, rock and roll, and R&B music history….as the group was formed in 1955 by Smokey Robinson, Warren “Pete” Moore, and Ronnie White….who started off as the Five Chimes….who then changed their name to…

Music – Special – MoTown’s 25th Anniversary Show – Yesterday & Today & Tomorrow

DOG COMMENTARY: Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever is a 1983 television special that was produced by Suzanne de Passe for Motown Records to commemorate Motown’s 25th anniversary after being founded in January of 1958. The program was taped before a live studio audience at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California on March 25, 1983…..and was broadcast…

Music – MoTown 25th Anniversary – Michael Jackson & Marvin Gay & Stevie Wonder & More

DOG COMMENTARY: It is always a treat for this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile to post a video that has a subject matterr that is totally American…..which “soul music” and “rhythm and blues music” certainly is…..for there has never been a greater influence on these two genres of music than those records produced Berry Gordy, Jr’s “Motown Music Label”…