Smokey Robinson nacque e visse a Detroit, nella periferia nord, e ancora bambino fu soprannominato "Smokey Joe" da suo zio, che volle dargli un nomignolo da cowboy a causa del suo amore per i film western . Più tardi, da ragazzo, il soprannome fu abbreviato in "Smokey". Nel 1955 Robinson fondò un gruppo, chiamandolo i Five Chimes, insieme al suo migliore amico Ronald White e i compagni di classe Pete Moore, Clarence Dawson e James Grice. Nel 1957 il gruppo si chiamò i Matadors e incluse i cugini Emerson e Bobby Rogers al posto di Dawson e Grice. In seguito Emerson fu sostituito dalla sorella Claudette Rogers, poi divenuta moglie di Robinson, e il chitarrista Marv Tarplin si unì al gruppo nel 1958. Con Robinson come voce principale, i Matadors iniziarono a esibirsi sulla scena di Detroit. Nel 1958 Robinson conobbe l'autore musicale Berry Gordy, che scrisse con loro il singolo "Got a Job", una "canzone risposta" al successo dei Silhouettes, "Get a Job". Il gruppo cambiò ancora nome
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