Smokey Robinson is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and former frontman of the Miracles. Often referred to as the “King of Motown”, he helped the group to produce numerous hits, including “Shop Around”, “You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me”, “Ooo Baby Baby”, and “The Tracks of My Tears”.

In the 1970s, he left the Miracles and pursued a successful solo career. His most popular solo hits include “Cruisin’”, “Just to See Her”, and today’s song choice. Throughout his incredible career, he has received multiple Grammys, including the “Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award”. In 1987, he was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

On this very day, February 19th, 1940, he was born in Detroit, Michigan (as William Robinson Jr.). In celebration of his birthday, exactly 84 years ago today, I’ve chosen a very soulful ballad that showcases Robinson’s smooth and sultry vocals. If you’d like to have a listen, please feel free to use the provided link. Released on January 23rd 1981, here’s today’s legendary birthday boy, SMOKEY ROBINSON, with “BEING WITH YOU”….