Claudette Rogers Robinson
American musician
Claudette Rogers Robinson
Claudette Rogers Robinson is an American singer-songwriter, a member of The Miracles from 1957 to 1972. Her brother Emerson "Sonny" Rogers was an original member of the group, which was originally called "The Matadors" before 1957; Claudette Rogers took her brother's place after he was drafted into the U.S. Army.
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Edwards tribute rings with song and prayer - The Detroit News
Google News - over 5 years
Many Motown luminaries who worked with Edwards were there in the packed eastside church, including Smokey Robinson, Duke Fakir of the Four Tops; Claudette Robinson of the Miracles; Martha Reeves; Rosalind Ashford of the Vandellas; Cal Street,
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“Mayor's Slate” Decried - New Haven Independent
Google News - over 5 years
In one case, the unions have endorsed an incumbent, Ward 28's Claudette Robinson-Thorpe, who was also endorsed by the Democratic Town Committee. Robinson-Thorpe said in an interview Monday night that despite the official endorsement she has not
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Sean Buried With Lessons For The Living - New Haven Independent
Google News - over 5 years
His remarks were followed by several official letters, including a formal letter of condolence from the Board of Aldermen, organized by Aldermen Claudette Robinson-Thorpe, Jackie James Evans, and Alfreda Edwards. Just before the pallbearers grasped the
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DeStefano Loses In 2 Wards - New Haven Independent
Google News - over 5 years
That ward also unanimously stood behind Alderwoman Claudette Robinson-Thorpe, who's seeking a second term. The union-backed candidate has been independent of the mayor in her time on the board. Not all ward committees took mayoral straw polls this week
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2 Neighborhoods, 1 Focus: Crime - New Haven Independent
Google News - over 5 years
The Democratic ward committee in Beaver Hills Ward 28 unanimously supported Alderwoman Claudette Robinson-Thorpe, who's seeking a second term. The party's committee in East Rock's Ward 9 nominated Alderman Matt Smith, who beat out contender Jessica
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Will A Park Win Votes? - New Haven Independent
Google News - over 5 years
Four aldermen also showed up to support Rodriguez: Jorge Perez of the Hill, Charles Blango of Newhallville, Claudette Robinson-Thorpe of Beaver Hills and Darnell Goldson of West Rock. Unlike some other competitive aldermanic races in town—which are
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Union-Backed Candidates Team Up - New Haven Independent
Google News - over 5 years
13 Democratic primary: Brian Wingate, Tyisha Walker and Frank Douglass, Jr. (pictured above, from left), who all belong to Local 35, as well as Beaver Hills Ward 28 Alderwoman Claudette Robinson-Thorpe, Ward 27 candidate Angela Russell, and Jeanette
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NBC to feature Smile Jamaica this Thursday - Jamaica Observer
Google News - over 5 years
Executive producer at TVJ, Claudette Robinson noted, "We're thrilled that viewers overseas will watch a Smile Jamaica feature on American network television. Our team produced a great show in a very short time frame. The Today Show team is ecstatic,
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She's Running To “Connect” West Side - New Haven Independent
Google News - over 5 years
... Board member Brian Wingate in Beaver Hills' Ward 29, Local 35 steward Tyisha Walker in West River's Ward 23, and incumbent labor-affiliated alderwomen Dolores Colon in the Hill's Ward 7 and Claudette Robinson-Thorpe in Beaver Hills' Ward 28
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DCF Supervisor Takes On Morehead - New Haven Independent
Google News - over 5 years
Two current alderwomen, Claudette Robinson-Thorpe and Jacqueline James, encouraged her to jump into the race, she said. “I don't know anyone at City Hall who's telling my story,” she said. Morrison said she hopes to set up a meeting with Morehead to
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Rematch In East Rock - New Haven Independent
Google News - over 5 years
Similar labor-activist support has coalesced around two incumbents running for reelection, Claudette Robinson-Thorpe of Beaver Hills and Dolores Colon of the Hill. More candidacies are expected as Yale union activists emerge as the main organized group
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Motown Family and Friends Remember ... - Eurweb.com
Google News - over 5 years
Claudette Robinson, original member of Motown's The Miracles, and former wife of Smokey Robinson says, “What a talent!! David Ruffin!!! The Lord gifted him with a voice unparalleled with the genius music mates of all times
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Union Steward Takes On Shah - New Haven Independent
Google News - almost 6 years
Similar labor-activist support has coalesced around two independent-minded incumbents running for reelection, Claudette Robinson-Thorpe of Beaver Hills and Dolores Colon of the Hill. More candidacies are expected on this emerging independent labor
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Union Rep Takes On Board President - New Haven Independent
Google News - almost 6 years
Incumbent Alderwomen Dolores Colon and Claudette Robinson-Thorpe also recently launched reelection campaigns with support from labor advocates. Wingate greeted neighbors and friends with a booming voice and a crushing handshake late Tuesday afternoon
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Final Budget Vote Tonight - New Haven Independent
Google News - almost 6 years
Alderwoman Claudette Robinson-Thorpe rises to read a statement. She says: I'm going to read this statement with Alderwoman Colon on behalf of several aldermen. [She names about 10 of them.] ... People are concerned about crime and youth
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Chi-Lites light up Montego Bay - Ebony, LUST give impressive performances - Jamaica Gleaner
Google News - almost 6 years
The organisers had pulled from show business' créme de la créme, and Ebony's Connie Edwards came prepared to use her baritone voice to show lovers how easily they could make love while listening to her, the woman who sings alto, Claudette Robinson,
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Brakes on Making Bin Laden's Death a National Holiday - NBC Connecticut
Google News - almost 6 years
Alderwomen Gina Calder, Jacqueline James-Evans and Claudette Robinson-Thorpe came up with the idea to make May 2 a holiday because al Qaeda has forced people to live in terror since Sept. 11, 2001, they told the Independent
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Claudette Rogers Robinson
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2013
    Age 70
    Her cousin, original Miracles member Bobby Rogers toured with the last incarnation of the Miracles throughout the United States, Canada and Europe, until his death in 2013.
    More Details Hide Details Claudette still performs and makes selected appearances with the Miracles. Claudette can be seen on stage with the Miracles live at the Apollo Theatre in a rare 1962 film clip on the 2006 Motown/Universal DVD release, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles: The Definitive Performances. In 1987, Smokey Robinson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist. However, in a controversial decision, the other original members of the Miracles - Bobby Rogers, Ronnie White, Pete Moore, Marv Tarplin, and Claudette Robinson - were not. In 2012, it was finally announced that, after a 26-year wait, Claudette Robinson would be automatically and retroactively inducted with the rest of the Miracles into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame alongside Miracles lead singer Smokey Robinson.
  • 2012
    Age 69
    In 2012, Claudette was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the rest of the original Miracles, including her cousin Bobby Rogers, Pete Moore, Ronald White, and Marv Tarplin. She was inducted alongside her former husband, Miracles lead singer Smokey Robinson. Rogers and Robinson were married on November 7, 1959.
    More Details Hide Details Smokey and Claudette had plans to raise a family, but the rough music touring life caused Claudette to have seven miscarriages. Robinson co-wrote the number-one Motown single "My Girl" with Miracles member Ronald White in dedication to Claudette, a song performed most notably by The Temptations. The song was originally intended to be recorded by The Miracles. The Robinsons have two children, and both have Motown-referenced names: Berry William Borope Robinson was named after label chief Berry Gordy with his middle name in honor of fellow Miracles group mates Bobby (Rogers), Ronnie (White) and Pete (Moore), and Tamla Claudette Robinson was named after Motown's original record label, Tamla Records.
  • FORTIES
  • 1986
    Age 43
    Smokey Robinson and Claudette were divorced in 1986, after 27 years of marriage.
    More Details Hide Details Motown founder Berry Gordy gave Claudette the official title of the "First Lady of Motown", as noted in his autobiography, because, as a member of the Miracles, (Motown's first group and first recording act), she was the first female artist ever signed to a Motown-affiliated record label (Tamla). Several years ago, Claudette began writing her autobiography, A Miraculous Life, a book of her memoirs, and of her life with the Miracles. Robinson is a board member of the national Rhythm & Blues Foundation and the HAL Awards.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1957
    Age 14
    Her brother Emerson "Sonny" Rogers was a founding member of the group, which before 1957 was named "The Matadors."
    More Details Hide Details Claudette replaced her brother in the group after he was drafted into the U.S. Army.
    She was a member of The Miracles from 1957 to 1972.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1942
    Born
    Born on June 20, 1942.
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