Legendary Motown artist Smokey Robinson played the Greek Theater Saturday night. Not only was Robinson the founder and leader of the Miracles, he also was one of the the top songwriters at Motown in the 60’s writing hits for Mary Wells, The Four Tops, and The Temptations.
In Robinson’s career over six decades, he has received the Kennedy Center Award, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame, a BET Lifetime Achievement Award, and is a Grammy winner.
As expected the show was full of hits. Last year Smokey turned 80 and his golden falsetto is still there.
Although the set was 12 songs lasting around 70-minutes, it was very memorable. Nearly every song was a sing-a-long. The first three songs of the show were all major hits “Being With You,” “I Second That Emotion,” and “You’ve Really Got Hold on Me.” There was also a medley of Temptations hits written by Robinson “The Way You Do the Things You Do” “Get Ready,” and “My Girl.” The show ended with “Cruisin.”