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The Miracles Fact Sheet

1956 - Bobby Rogers, Claudette Rogers, Pete Moore, Ronnie White & William "Smokey" Robinson Unite to form the Miracles.

1958 - Miracles release their first single "Got A Job" for New York based End Records.

1959 -"Bad Girl" is the first Miracles single to enter the National Hot 100.

1959 - Smokey Robinson and Claudette Rogers are married.

1960 - "Shop Around" peaks at #1 R&B and #2 pop. Miracles give Motown it's first gold record.

1961 - Miracles make their debut at the Apollo.

1961 - The Miracles release thier first album "Hi...We're The Miracles".

1962 - "You've Really Got A Hold On Me" peaks at #1 R&B and #8 pop.

1963 - Miracles make their national television debut on American Band Stand performing "Mickey's Monkey" and was #8 pop.

1963 - Miracles headline first Motor-Town Revue with Mary Wells, The Supremes, The Contours and Martha & Vandellas. Tour travels for 96 one nighters by bus through the east and deep south.

1965 - Claudette Robinson retires from live performances with the Miracles though she continues to record on every Miracles recording.

1965 - Pete Moore recieves two BMI Acheivement Awards for "I'll Be Doggone" and "A'int That Percular" recorded by Marvin Gaye.

1965 - "OoH Baby Baby" and "The Tracks Of My Tears" achieve gold status.

1965 -Miracles headline British Tamla-Motown tour. Show is filmed by the BBC for Ready Steady Go! hosted by Dusty Springfield.

1966 - "Going To A Go-Go" goes gold, Miracles make their first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show.

1967 - Motown changes groups billing to Smokey Robinson & The Miracles. Motown's reasoning is that there are now two headliners in one entity.

1967 - "I Second That Emotion" reaches #1 R&B and #4 pop.

1967 - Miracles receive their 12th gold record.

1967 - Pete Moore receives BMI Acheivement Award for "The Tracks Of My Tears".

1968 -Miracles perform at Command Performance for Queen Elizabeth.

1969 -"Baby, Baby Don't Cry" goes gold and peaks at #8 pop.

1970 - Smokey announces his retirement. Billy Griffin begins touring with the group as the fifth Miracle.

 

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