The Miracles

The Miracles

Profile:
One of the earliest of all Motown groups The Miracles were formed at school in Detroit in 1955 as The Five Chimes. In 1956 they changed their name to The Matadors, adding Claudette Rogers to the line-up. They were spotted by Berry Gordy at an audition in late 1957 and in February 1958 changed their name to The Miracles. Their first release, 'Get A Job' b/w 'My Mama Done Told Me', was issued via the End label that same month. Another single on End followed, and then one on Chess and Motown, before the group finally found a home on Tamla where they had a string of hits and Smokey established himself as a key songwriter for the label throughout the 1960s.

In late 1965 Berry Gordy decided to adjust the group's name and they were billed thereafter as Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, until Smokey left the group in July 1972 (although the final Smokey Robinson & The Miracles single was not released until November). He was replaced by Billy Griffin, with the name being reverted back to The Miracles for the new line-up.

The Miracles stayed with Motown until 1976, and had a number one US hit with 'Love Machine' in 1975. In 1976 they moved to Columbia.

Members:
William "Smokey" Robinson (1955–1972)
Ronald "Ronnie" White (1955–1983; 1993–1995)
Warren "Pete" Moore (1955–1978)
Clarence Dawson (1955)
James Grice (1955)
Emerson Rogers (1956)
Robert "Bobby" Rogers (1956–1983; 1993–2013)
Claudette Rogers (Robinson) (1956–1964)
Billy Griffin (1972–1978; late 1990s)
Dave Finley (1978–1983; 1993–present)
Sidney Justin (1993–c.2000)
Tee Turner (1996–present)
Mark Scott (2005–2008)
Alphonse Franklin (2008-present)
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The Miracles Discography

Albums

The Miracles Hi We're The Miracles (Album) Tamla Japan 1960 Sell This Version
The Miracles Cookin' With The Miracles (Album) Tamla US 1961 Sell This Version
The Miracles I'll Try Something New (Album) Tamla, Tamla US 1962 Sell This Version
The Miracles Recorded Live On Stage (Album) Tamla US 1963 Sell This Version
The Miracles Doin' Mickey's Monkey (Album) Tamla Canada 1963 Sell This Version
The Miracles The Fabulous Miracles (Album) Tamla UK 1963 Sell This Version
The Miracles Christmas With The Miracles (Album) Tamla US 1963 Sell This Version
Smokey Robinson And The Miracles Smokey Robinson And The Miracles - Going To A Go-Go (Album, MiniAlbum) Tamla, Tamla US 1965 Sell This Version
TML11003 The Miracles I Like It Like That(LP, Mono) Tamla Motown TML11003 UK 1965 Sell This Version
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Away We A Go-Go (Album) Tamla US 1966 Sell This Version
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Make It Happen (Album) Tamla US 1967 Sell This Version
Smokey Robinson And The Miracles Smokey Robinson And The Miracles - Special Occasion (Album) Tamla, Tamla, Tamla, Tamla US 1968 Sell This Version
Smokey Robinson And The Miracles Smokey Robinson And The Miracles - Four In Blue (Album) Tamla UK 1969 Sell This Version
Smokey Robinson And The Miracles Smokey Robinson And The Miracles - Live! (Album) Tamla, Tamla Germany 1968 Sell This Version
Smokey Robinson And The Miracles Smokey Robinson And The Miracles - Time Out For Smokey Robinson And The Miracles (Album) Tamla, Tamla UK 1969 Sell This Version
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - The Season For Miracles (Album) Tamla US 1970 Sell This Version
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - A Pocket Full Of Miracles (Album) Tamla, Tamla US 1970 Sell This Version
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - What Love Has Joined Together (Album) Tamla US 1970 Sell This Version
Smokey Robinson And The Miracles Smokey Robinson And The Miracles - One Dozen Roses (Album) Tamla, Tamla US 1971 Sell This Version
Smokey Robinson And The Miracles Smokey Robinson And The Miracles - 1957 1972 (Album) Tamla US 1972 Sell This Version
Smokey Robinson And The Miracles Smokey Robinson And The Miracles - Flying High Together (Album) Tamla Germany 1972 Sell This Version
The Miracles Renaissance (Album) Tamla UK 1973 Sell This Version
The Miracles Do It Baby (Album) Tamla Australia 1974 Sell This Version
The Miracles City Of Angels (Album) Tamla, Tamla Germany 1975 Sell This Version
The Miracles Don't Cha Love It (Album) Tamla, Tamla US 1975 Sell This Version