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  • Bobby Rogers dies at 73; original member of Motown's the Miracles

    Bobby Rogers dies at 73; original member of Motown's the Miracles
    Bobby Rogers, an original member of the Motown group the Miracles, who collaborated with lead vocalist and songwriter Smokey Robinson and kept the musical franchise going after its biggest name left, died Sunday at his suburban Detroit home. He was 73.
  • PASSINGS: Jon Lord, Bob Babbitt, Donald J. Sobol

    PASSINGS: Jon Lord, Bob Babbitt, Donald J. Sobol
    Jon Lord Deep Purple keyboard player Jon Lord, 71, a British keyboardist for Deep Purple and Whitesnake, died in London on Monday of a pulmonary embolism after a battle with pancreatic cancer, said a statement on his official website. Lord co-wrote...

    'Dancing With the Stars' recap: Motown hits!

     
    A little bit of Motor City was revved into the “Dancing With the Stars” ballroom for a special hand-clapping, hip-swaying Motown-themed event.

    Bobby Rogers, founding member of Motown group the Miracles, dies at 73

    Bobby Rogers, founding member of Motown group the Miracles, dies at 73
    Bobby Rogers, a singer-songwriter who was a founding member of the Motown group the Miracles, has died at 73. Rogers died early Sunday morning in Detroit after a long illness, according to the Associated Press. As a songwriter, Rogers worked...

    Bob Mercer dies at 65; chief executive of 'Now That's What I Call Music!'

    Bob Mercer, a music industry executive who was managing director of EMI Music in Britain in the 1970s and most recently was chief executive of the "Now That's What I Call Music!" venture that releases a bestselling series of hit-single compilation albums,...