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Motown legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Bobby Rogers of the group the Miracles has died at the age of 73.
According to the Detroit Free Press, Rogers died in his Southfield, Michigan home just outside of Detroit due to complications with diabetes.
Rogers was one of the founding members of the Motown label’s first successful group, the Miracles, along with Smokey Robinson, Claudette Rogers, Pete Moore, Ronald White and Marv Taplin.
According to Rolling Stone, Rogers and Smokey Robinson were born on the same day and in the same hospital and met up at the age of sixteen to form the Miracles. The rest is music history as they say as the group released their first record in 1959 and continued their mainstream success with the Motown label through the seventies.
Rogers, along with his band mates, have a star enshrined on the Hollywood walk of fame. The Beatles have even covered one of their signature songs, “You Really Got a Hold on Me.”
Rogers can also be heard in Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On."