Smokey Robinson to be interviewed at Rock Hall's Foster Theater

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will host a Hall of Fame Series interview with inductee Smokey Robinson on Saturday, June 18 at 11 a.m. in the Museum's Foster Theater.@

Robinson will be interviewed by the Rock Hall's Vice President of Education and Public Programs Dr. Lauren Onkey. Questions will be taken from the audience at the end of the interview. This event is FREE with a reservation. Seating is limited. @

RSVP information is as follows:


Rock Hall Members can RSVP starting at 10 a.m. EST on Monday, June 6 by emailing or by calling (216)515-8426 to RSVP.@@ Limit two (2) people per reservation.@


Non-Rock Hall members can RSVP starting at 11 a.m. EST on Monday, June 6 by emailing or by calling (216)515-8426 to RSVP.@ Limit two (2) people per reservation.

This event will also be live streamed on

About Smokey Robinson

No single figure has been more closely aligned with Motown than William "Smokey" Robinson. In addition to leading the Miracles, Robinson served as a Motown producer, songwriter, talent scout and Berry Gordy's most trusted confidant and right-hand man.@

Smokey Robinson and the Miracles scored 27 pop-soul hits at Motown between 1960 and 1971, including the classics "You've Really Got a Hold on Me," "Mickey's Monkey," "Going to a Go-Go" and "I Second That Emotion." They also explored the sweeter side of soul with a string of exquisite ballads sung by Robinson in a satiny falsetto. The Miracles' brightest moments on record - "Ooh Baby Baby," "The Tracks of My Tears" and "The Tears of a Clown" still kindle memories for those who came of age in the Sixties.

Robinson's words mingled sincerity and eloquence, often describing love with unique metaphors.@Bob Dylan@once pronounced him America's "greatest living poet." As a singer, Robinson could evoke joy, sadness and their bittersweet combination with his velvety high tenor.@ Excluding compilations, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles released fifteen albums for Motown. On his own, Robinson recorded sixteen albums for Tamla and Motown. He also wrote and produced for numerous other Motown artists, including@Marvin Gaye, the Temptations, Mary Wells and the Marvelettes.

Smokey Robinson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum has FREE educational offerings year round. Additional education programs include Songwriters to Soundmen: The People Behind the Hits, which gives the audience a look at the talented people who work with the artists and bands we have come to know and love.