The Miracles  (also known as  Smokey Robinson and the Miracles  from 1965 to 1972) were an American  rhythm and blues  vocal group that was the first successful recording act for  Berry Gordy 's  Motown Records , and one of the most important and influential groups in pop,  rock and roll , and  R&B  music history. [1]  [2]  [3]  Formed in 1955 by  Smokey Robinson ,  Warren "Pete" Moore , and  Ronnie White , the group started off as the Five Chimes, changing their name to the Matadors two years later.    The group then settled on the Miracles after the inclusion of  Claudette Robinson  in 1958. The most notable Miracles line-up included the Robinsons, Moore, White,  Bobby Rogers  and  Marv Tarplin . After a failed audition with  Brunswick Records , the group began working with songwriter  Berry Gordy , who helped to produce their first records for the  End  and  Chess  labels before establishing  Tamla Records  in 1959 and signing the Miracles as its first act. The group eventually scored the label's first million-selling hit record with the 1960   Grammy Hall of Fame   smash, " Shop Around ", and further established themselves as one of Motown's top acts with the hit singles " You've Really Got a Hold on Me ", " What's So Good About Goodbye ", " Way Over There ", " I'll Try Something New ", " Mickey's Monkey ", " Going to a Go-Go ", " (Come 'Round Here) I'm the One You Need ", " Just A Mirage ", " If You Can Want ", " More Love ", " I Don't Blame You at All ", " Ooo Baby Baby ", The multi-award-winning " The Tracks of My Tears "," My Girl Has Gone ' " Special Occasion ", " I Second That Emotion ", " Baby Baby Don't Cry ", the number-one Pop smashes " The Tears of a Clown " and " Love Machine ", " Do It Baby ", and " That's What Love Is Made Of ", among numerous other hits.
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