Bobby Rogers - The Miracles Main Man Dead At 73
Bobby Rogers, the founder of Smokey Robinson's backing band The Miracles, has died, aged 73.
The soul man died at his home in Michigan on Sunday morning (03Mar13), following a lengthy illness.
Rogers founded The Miracles in 1956 with Pete Moore, Ronnie White, Robinson and his cousin Claudette Rogers.
He scored a string of Motown hits with the band, including I Second That Emotion and The Tears of a Clown.
He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of The Miracles last year (12).
Rogers also co-wrote hits for The Temptations with Robinson.