Thursday, July 2, 2015
! ActorsE Chat – Singer/Songwriter Claudette Robinson and Host Ron Brewington
ActorsE Chat – Singer/Songwriter Claudette Robinson and Host Ron Brewington
Claudette Rogers Robinson is a singer/songwriter and is most famous for being a member of The Miracles from 1957 to 1972. Claudette is also the former wife of lead singer Smokey Robinson. The famed song “My Girl” was written and produced by Smokey Robinson and Ronald White in dedication to Claudette. Claudette’s rise into The Miracles came after she took her brother’s place when he was drafted into the U.S. Army. Before that, Claudette’s brother Emerson “Sonny” Rogers was an original member of the group, which prior to 1957, was called “The Matadors”.
Claudette is also known as the “First Lady of Motown”, and is currently writing her autobiography to include her memoirs and the story of her life with The Miracles. Claudette is now President/CEO of First Lady Miracle Publishing, in which she works with various groups that are dedicated to helping young people. Claudette and the other members of The Miracles were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012, and also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2009.