Bobby Rogers, a founding member of the soul group the Miracles, passed away on Sunday after a long illness. He was 73. Rogers was born in Detroit in February 19,1940, in the same hospital and on the same day as William “Smokey” Robinson. They would meet years later forming the Miracles with Rogers cousin Claudette Rogers, Pete Moore and Ronnie White.
Rogers was inducted along with the other members of the Miracles in 2012 to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Rogers was the grandfather of R&B singer Brandi Williams from R&B girl group Blaque.