Flowers were to be placed on the Hollywood Walk of Fame star of singer Bobby Rogers of The Miracles at 3 p.m. ET/noon Pacific time Monday, Ana Martinez of the Hollywood Walk of Fame announced Monday morning. The star, which honors the Miracles, is located at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard.
Rogers died on Sunday after a lengthy illness at age 73, reported the Chicago Tribune. Rogers sang tenor in the Miracles' original lineup that also included William “Smokey Robinson,” bass singer Warren "Pete" Moore, baritone Ronnie White and Claudette Robinson, then known as Claudette Rogers.
Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Leron Gubler and Claudette Robinson, Rogers' first cousin, will attend the ceremony, the Walk of Fame said.
Smokey Robinson issued a statement on his Facebook page Sunday, saying “Bobby Rogers was my brother and a really good friend. He and I were born on the exact same day in the same hospital in Detroit. I am really going to miss him. I loved him very much.”
The Miracles were honored with the 2,381st star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on March 20, 2009. Gubler presided over the ceremony, which featured guests Berry Gordy and Stevie Wonder. The star honorees were the original Miracles' lineup of Rogers, White, (posthumously), Moore, Smokey Robinson and Claudette Robinson. Gloria White, wife of the late Ronnie White, and Billy Griffin, former lead singer of the Miracles were also on hand for the ceremony, according to the Walk of Fame.
The Beatles covered the Miracles' "You Really Got a Hold On Me" both on record and during their BBC appearances on the radio.
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