13 Facts About Bobby Rogers


Robert Edward Rogers was an American musician and tenor singer, best known as a member of Motown vocal group the Miracles from 1956 until his death.


Bobby Rogers was inducted, in 2012, as a member of the Miracles to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.


Bobby Rogers was born in Detroit on February 19,1940, the same day and in the same Detroit hospital as fellow Miracles member Smokey Robinson, although the two would not meet until 15 years later.


On December 18,1963, Bobby Rogers married Wanda Young of Inkster, Michigan, a member of Motown group the Marvelettes.


In 1981, Bobby Rogers married Joan Hughes on his forty-first birthday.


Bobby Rogers is noted for doing co-lead vocals on the Miracles' 1962 Top 10 smash, "You've Really Got a Hold on Me", and singing lead on the group's 1964 song, "You're So Fine And Sweet".


Bobby Rogers was reputed to be the group's best dancer, and was responsible for many of the Miracles' onstage routines, until the arrival of famed Motown choreographer Cholly Atkins.

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Bobby Rogers continued to perform throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe with members Dave Finley, Tee Turner, and Mark Scott in the final incarnation of The Miracles, which made him, as of 2009, the longest-serving original Miracles member.


On March 20,2009, Bobby Rogers was in Hollywood to be honored along with the other surviving original members of the Miracles as they received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


Bobby Rogers replaced Smokey Robinson when he left the group.


Bobby Rogers died on March 3,2013, at the age of 73, due to complications of diabetes.


On February 9,2012, it was announced that Bobby Rogers would be inducted with the rest of the Miracles into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame alongside Miracles lead singer Smokey Robinson.


Bobby Rogers was inducted with the rest of the original Miracles into the Rhythm and Blues Music Hall of Fame in 2015.