Miracles Founding Member Bobby Rogers Passes Away

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.


Former Temptations Singer, Richard Street Passes Away

Richard Allen Street  R&B singer, member of the legendary Motown vocal group The Temptations for more than 20 years passed away February 27, from pulmonary embolism.  Street was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan,

His wife, Cindy Street said Street died early Wednesday at St. Rose Dominican Hospital in Las Vegas.

Street was married to The Velvelettes‘ lead singer Carolyn “Cal” Gill from 1969 to 1983. They have one son, Richard, Jr. Street.

Otis “Damon” Harris of The Temptations passed away on February 26, 2013.


Otis “Damon” Harris Former Member of The Temptations Passes Away

Otis “Damon” Harris, 62, a former member of the Temptations, passed away  of prostate cancer.  Family spokesman, Chuck Woodson,  confirmed that Mr. Harris died at a Baltimore hospice last week.

Mr. Harris performed with the Motown act from 1971 to 1975 and sang on hits including “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone” and “Superstar (Remember How You Got Where You Are).”

Harris established a cancer foundation that was still in its early stages when he became ill.  Mr.Harris also became a strong advocate for prostate cancer screening.

Atlanta R&B Artist Carjacked

(Majyck Radio)-Tuesday night  “Bobby” Wilson, better known as R&B singer Bobby Valentino or Bobby V was carjacked. An arrest has been made but Atlanta police say a second arrest will happen as soon as the second suspect is located. The crime happened in a parking lot adjacent to the Hot Beats Recording Studio at 1200 Spring Street just north of 14th Street.

Officer Gregory Lyon of the Atlanta Police Department said Bobby was approached shortly after 8:30 p.m. by two black males wearing gray hooded sweatshirts and armed with a gun. Valentino cooperated with the robbers and allowed them to take  his red 2013 Bentley.

The vehicle was spotted a short time later abandoned.


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