Bobby Rogers Was A Founding Member Of The Miracles

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  • 20 Mar 2009 HOLLYWOOD - MARCH 20: Singer Stevie Wonder (C) attends the ceremony honoring Bobby Rogers (L) and Smokey Robinson (R) and other members of the musical group The Miracles with a star on the Hollywood... Read more By: Vince Bucci Collection: Getty Images Entertainment
  • 20 Mar 2009 HOLLYWOOD - MARCH 20: (L-R): Motown Records founder Berry Gordy and honorees Smokey Robinson, Pete Moore, Claudette Robinson, Bobby Rogers and Gloria White (accepting for the late Ronnie White) atten... Read more By: Vince Bucci Collection: Getty Images Entertainment
    
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SOUTHFIELD, MI-- Bobby Rogers, a founding member of Motown group The Miracles and a collaborator with Smokey Robinson, has died. He was 73.

Motown Museum board member Allen Rawls says Rogers died Sunday morning at his home.

Rogers had been ill for several years. He lived in the Detroit suburb of Southfield.

Rogers formed the group in 1956 with cousin Claudette Rogers, Pete Moore, Ronnie White and Robinson. Their hits included "I Second That Emotion" and "The Tears of a Clown." Rogers and The Miracles were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.

He shared songwriting credits with Robinson on The Temptations' "The Way You Do the Things You Do," The Contours' "First I Look at the Purse" and The Miracles' "Going to a Go-Go."

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