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Say the word “Miracles” and all kinds of images from the golden era of the Motown Record Corporation comes to mind. The Miracles were the first Motown group to break through bringing Berry Gordy’s fledgling Detroit record company its first gold record for selling a million copies. The song was
“Shop Around” and the year was 1960. The group turned out an amazing number of hits from that time to 1972 when lead singer Smokey Robinson opted for a solo career.
Following Robinson’s departure, The Miracles – Bobby Rogers, Pete Moore and Ronnie White (by this time the fifth member, Claudette Robinson, had retired from the business) recruited a new lead singer, Billy Griffin, and delivered several more hits,
most notably, “Love Machine”, “Do It Baby” and
“Don’t Cha Love It”. By 1978, this group had disbanded and following a period of inactivity, Rogers and White decided to reform the group. Sadly, Ron White passed away following a long illness.
Bobby’s strong desire to keep The Miracles name in the spotlight created the newly emerged group. As one of the cornerstones of Motown music and the co-writer of some of the most memorable Motown songs including
“Going To A Go Go”, “The Way You Do The Things You Do” by The Temptations and
“First I Look At The Purse” by The Contours, Bobby will go down in musical history for his infamous voice in the opening of mega hit
“What’s Going On” by Marvin Gaye and his growl in “Love Machine”.
Dave Finley, long time friend of Bobby Rogers, was an obvious choice - with his smooth second tenor voice coming from R&B vocal group The Del Vikings of “Come Go With Me” fame. Dave continues to write music and work with upcoming groups keeping the music alive.
Lead singer and Flint, Michigan native Mark Scott is no stranger to the entertainment world beginning his career as a featured vocalist in the 1984 film “Breaking II Electric Boogaloo”. Mark also writes and produces upcoming artists and is currently working with The Miracles on their new, soon to be released CD.
The Miracles performed as a trio with their band, “The Miracle Workers”, with Tee Turner as musical director/bass player and background vocalist. An accomplished writer, producer and vocalist, Tee’s satin, airy vocal qualities with the ability to sing first and second tenor moved Tee to the front line – once again completing the four man group.
Occasional guest appearances include other original members Claudette Robinson, Pete Moore and Billy Griffin as seen on recent PBS rotations. In a time when clone groups seem to be in fashion, it is noteworthy that The Miracles have maintained their professionalism and cannot be duplicated.
The Miracles sweet sounds are loved throughout the world and with the positive energy of these four gentlemen, Miracles will continue to happen.