One of the founding members of the Miracles Bobby Rogers died Sunday from complications after a long battle with diabetes. It took the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame long enough to induct The Miracles, April of 2012 where Bobby was too sick to attend. He co-wrote not only some of the Miracles songs but other Motown groups and artists as well.
He was Claudette Rogers Robinson cousin and at one time married to Marvelettes singer Wanda Young.
He was a part of one the earliest successful groups of Motown who got the first million dollar record with Shop Around and will be sorely missed. Any part of this cities music legacy who passes leaves us with an emptiness, yet their music will continue to bring us joy making us feel that they will always live on.
Bobby Rogers was that joy. God Speed to his family, friends and the millions of fans that spanned over many generations.
That’s What Love Is Made Of.
Written by Smokey Robinson, Bobby Rogers and Pete Moore.
Released in 1964.
The Funk Brothers
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March 11, 2013 · 6:58 am
Monday: In Honor of Bobby Rogers Homecoming Service “What Love has Joined Together” ~ Mary Wells