Smokey Robinson

About 20 years ago my friend picked up a flyer that advertised that Smokey Robinson was appearing at a local church. I thought, “Cool ! He’s a living legend”. We took two buses to the church that night, then walked a few blocks. Well, Smokey Robinson came out alright but he did not sing a single song! He gave an hour talk on how he had found Jesus Christ and how it changed his life. I didn’t care, I wanted to hear him sing!!


What a disappointment. Was he a good speaker at least?

I seem to remember that he wasn’t that bad. He talked about being “born again”, which I heard a lot of during the mid-to-late seventies. Back then, someone famous was being "born again’ every other day it seemed like.

But I wanted to hear “Tears of a Clown”!!