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Smokey Robinson: Soufully Yours – Rescheduled

October 5 @ 8:00 PM PDT

In August 1957, Robinson and the Miracles met songwriter Berry Gordy after a failed audition for Brunswick Records. At that time during the audition, Robinson had brought along with him a “Big 10” notebook with 100 songs he wrote while in high school. Gordy was impressed with Robinson’s vocals and even more impressed with Robinson’s ambitious songwriting. With his help, the Miracles released their first single, “Got a Job”, an answer song to the Silhouettes’ hit single “Get a Job” on End Records. It was the beginning of a long and successful collaboration. During this time, Robinson attended college and started classes in January 1959, studying electrical engineering. He dropped out after only two months, following the Miracles’ release of their first record.



October 5
8:00 PM PDT
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Paramount Theatre
2025 Broadway between 20th and 21st Streets
Oakland, CA United States
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