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A steady stream of Robinson-penned Miracles classics in a more polished style followed.
They include “You Really Got a Hold On Me” (Number Eight pop, Number One R&B), “Ooo Baby Baby” (Number Sixteen pop, Number Four R&B), “The Tracks of My Tears” (Number Sixteen pop, Number Two R&B), and “I Second That Emotion” (Number four pop, Number One R&B).
Tarplin co-wrote “The Tracks of My Tears,” while White co-wrote “My Girl,” a Number One hit for the Temptations.
Throughout the Sixties, Robinson’s duties at Motown steadily grew beyond his work with the Miracles.
The Miracles could bring audiences to their feet or to tears with their satiny smooth vocals.
The first act in the budding Motown label, the Miracles were pure musicians.
The Primettes went on to fame and fortune as the Supremes, while Tarplin remained a close associate and frequent songwriting partner throughout Robinson’s life.
The Miracles' first hit, "Shop Around," reached Number Two and sold a million copies.At the time, Tarplin was playing guitar for the Primettes, a vocal group that included Diana Ross, who was a neighbor of Robinson's.He got them an audition at Motown but drafted Tarplin into the Miracles as part of the deal.Before the Motown miracle materialized, the Miracles cut their first singles for the End and Chess labels.With Gordy as producer and manager, they debuted in 1958 with “Got a Job,” an answer song to the Silhouettes’ “Get a Job.” It was released on Robinson's eighteenth birthday. Robinson and Claudette were married, and the Miracles had their first national chart entry with “Bad Girl.” The Miracles also added guitarist Marv Tarplin.Smokey Robinson and the Miracles’ success culminated in 1970 with “The Tears of a Clown,” their first Number One pop hit.Tags: Adult Dating, affair dating, sex dating