About The Smokey Robinson Show
Originally broadcast on December 18, 1970, this special brings together some of the most legendary names in R&B for an hour of unforgettable music and groovy banter.
Smokey Robinson, just 30 and already the frontman of The Miracles for 15 years, opens with bandmates Ronnie White and Bobby Rogers performing a medley including “I Second That Emotion.” Next, The Supremes (led by Jean Terrell following the departure of Diana Ross earlier in the year) sing “Up The Ladder To The Roof” and team with Smokey for “Someday We’ll Be Together.”
Stevie Wonder, a music industry veteran at age 20, performs a funky medley including “My Cherie Amour.” The Temptations tag-team vocals and sweet dance moves on their hit “Ball of Confusion” and Smokey joins them for “Get Ready.” Finally Smokey and The Miracles, The Temptations, The Supremes, Stevie Wonder and Fran Jeffries join together for a medley that concludes with the inspirational “Friendship Train.”
Not available on DVD, The Smokey Robinson Show captures a moment in Motown history that would soon end. Within three years, The Miracles, Temptations, and Supremes would all experience lineup changes.
Notable guest stars: Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Supremes, The Miracles, Fran Jeffries
Produced by Jackie Barnett for Motown Productions and Screen Gems.