Smokey Robinson

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‘Dancing kept me sane’: how black British youth found a home in northern soul
From winning dance competitions to confronting Nazis, black veterans of the 70s soul all-nighters share their stories – and counter the idea that the movement was exclusively white

Lanre Bakare

26, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Hitsville: The Making of Motown review – a 60th birthday with soul
Some of the archive clips trigger goosebumps, while Berry Gordy and Smokey Robinson radiate charm in this affectionate anniversary tribute to Detroit’s influential record label

Cath Clarke

27, Sep, 2019 @8:00 AM

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Anderson .Paak: Ventura review – stripped-back soul to silence the haters | Alexis Petridis's album of the week
The rapper’s new album feels like a riposte to criticism of his last one, amping up the subtlety and dialling down the grand ambition

Alexis Petridis

11, Apr, 2019 @11:00 AM

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Readers recommend playlist: songs about clocks and watches
Scott Walker, Slowdive, Smokey Robinson and Della Reese are among the artists spinning this week’s clockwise playlist

Stephen Males

29, Mar, 2018 @11:00 AM

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Miracles singer and songwriter Warren "Pete" Moore dies
The US musician, who co-wrote multiple hits for the Smokey Robinson-led band, has died aged 78

Guardian music

21, Nov, 2017 @10:31 AM

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The Nick Cave skateboard – and five other bizarre musical endorsements
From the rapper who advertised penile enhancement products to the Stones selling you Rice Krispies, here are some of music’s oddest endorsements

Michael Hann

06, Jan, 2015 @12:12 PM

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YouTube threatened with legal action for 20,000 videos by Pharrell and more
Global Music Rights, which represents the likes of Pharrell, the Eagles and John Lennon, asserts that YouTube does not have the right to host videos from its artists

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

23, Dec, 2014 @3:06 PM

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The Art of McCartney: album stream
Hear the Cure, Brian Wilson, Bob Dylan, Smokey Robinson, Corinne Bailey Rae and others perform some of Paul McCartney’s best-loved songs – and let us know what you think

Guardian music

11, Nov, 2014 @11:35 AM

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BBC Radio 2 in the Park – review

Glimmers of greatness amid a safe-as-houses bland-out at Radio 2's one-day festival, writes Ian Gittins

Ian Gittins

09, Sep, 2013 @11:51 AM

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Billy Bragg: Barking's Woody Guthrie on 30 years of songs and activism

From agitpop to love songs, Bragg has brought his audience through life with him, creating a soundtrack to thousands of lives

John Harris

26, Mar, 2013 @5:00 PM

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Smokey Robinson to The Minotaur: the week in music - in pictures

From South Korean girl group 4Minute to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, here are some of this week's most memorable moments in music

20, Jan, 2013 @5:50 PM

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Smokey Robinson reinvents himself as a performance poet
Motown man will present six poems in a new spoken-word show, taking people on 'a walk through his history'

Sean Michaels

19, Sep, 2012 @10:26 AM

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