Think back to the Motown glamour; glitzy long, sparkling gowns, vintage embroidered matching suits, afros that reached the skies and voices that changed the sound of contemporary music all over the world.
Now bring it forward to 2009 as Smokey Robinson, the “King of Motown,’’ relives the magic. He will take to the stage April 23 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino near Hollywood.
Robinson is back on the scene after four decades of musical success with his latest solo album, A Quiet Storm.
His numerous musical accomplishments and consistent contributions to the Motown Record label earned him the title of King of Motown.
As both a member of the Motown group The Miracles and a solo artist, Robinson recorded over 30 Top 40 hits between 1960 and 1987.
He also served as the vice president for the Motown record label from 1961 to 1988.
Robinson’s achievements include a Grammy “Living Legend” award and the National Medal of Arts Award – the most prestigious and highest honor an artist can receive – from the President of the United States.
It will truly be a night of love and inspiration the minute Smokey hits the stage.
He plans to take you back to the 8-track-playing days with hits such as “My Girl,” “Get Ready” and “The Way You Do the Things You Do.”
One can’t forget hits such as “Shop Around,” “Going to a Go-Go,” “You’ve Really Got a Hold On Me,” “Tears of a Clown,” “Ooh Baby, Baby,”
“I Second That Emotion” and “More Love.“
When asked why he continues to sing about love, Robinson told the Hard Rock that it’s an “ever-lasting subject” that “never goes out of style.”
Photo by Sayre Berman. Smokey Robinson
IF YOU GO:
What: Smokey Robinson concert performance.
When: Thursday April 23rd 2009, 8 p.m. evening performance.
Where: Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, near Hollywood.
Cost: $77.50, $72.50 and $47.50.
Contact: For more info, log on to www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000