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Claudette Robinson

Claudette Robinson

First Lady of Motown

This is a re-air of the live interview I did at her home in 2007. The show has come a long way since then and we have interviewed many extraordinary guests and celebrities but, this is one I often get requests for so I thought I would feature it one more time ...

Claudette Robinson is an original member of Motown’s first group, The Miracles, and former wife of R&B crooner Smokey Robinson.

Smokey Robinson originally wrote the number-one Motown single "My Girl" in dedication to Claudette, a song performed most notably by The Temptations.

Berry Gordy gave Claudette Robinson the official title of "First Lady of Motown", as noted in his autobiography, since, as a member of The Miracles, she was the first female artist ever signed to a Motown-affiliated record label, Tamla.

Claudette also sits on the board of the Rhythm and Blues Foundation and the original members of Miracles were honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on March 20th 2009.

Be sure to listen to the end so you'll have the opportunity to hear Claudette and Smokey's grand daughter Lyric sing "You Are MY Sunshine"...... her voice is absolutely beautiful.

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