Bobby Rogers of the Miracles died according to a new report on March 3. With regard to his passing, icon Smokey Robinson weighed in on his friend and colleague's death, telling CNN that "another soldier in my life has fallen."
The legendary singer went on to say that he and Rogers were born on Feb. 19, 1940. Indeed, the two came into the world "the exact same day in the same hospital" even though the pair of musicians never met for the first 15 years of their lives. Rogers was 73 at the time of his death on Sunday.
That said, this man with the Motown sound will be missed by Robinson and so many others who were charmed by the person and his personal brand of music. Bobby and Smokey joined the rest of the Miracles to put our such celebrated tunes as "Tracks of My Tears" and "Shop Around." The group hit the charts fifty years ago for an entire decade.
Robinson left the Miracles before the group made "Love Machine" and before the group broke up for good, but Randy and Smokey continued to stay close. The Miracles were invited to be part of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last year.
Meanwhile, Bobby Rogers will long be remembered as an important part of the group called the Miracles who were the first act ever signed by Motown.
That said, Rogers was once married to the lead singer of The Marvelettes, another Motown group. He later married Joan Hughes with which he had four children.
Besides his family, Bobby Rogers leaves behind a legacy of music videos filled with awe-inspiring harmonies, snappy choreography and a whole host of hummable tunes.