Smokey Robinson on Retirement: ‘I tried that once and it didn’t work for me’


Smokey Robinson, the legendary soul and R&B singer and songwriter, recently spoke to the media about his retirement and his impact on the music industry. The iconic artist, who is best known for his hit songs like “Tears of a Clown” and “Cruisin’,” has been a prominent figure in the music world for over six decades.

In a recent interview, Robinson spoke candidly about his plans to retire from touring and performing. He stated that while he will miss the stage, he is looking forward to spending more time with his family and focusing on his other interests and projects.

However, he made it clear that he will continue to write and produce music and will never completely step away from the industry that has been his life for so many years.

When asked about his impact on the music industry, Robinson humbly replied, “I never thought about it that way. I just loved making music and I was lucky enough to be able to share my talents with the world.”

But the truth is that Robinson has had a profound impact on the music world, paving the way for many of today’s biggest artists and influencing countless musicians with his smooth and soulful voice and timeless songwriting.

His contribution to the music industry was recognized when he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, and his impact on the world of soul and R&B is immeasurable. Robinson’s music has stood the test of time, and his legacy continues to live on through the countless musicians who have been inspired by his work.

In conclusion, Smokey Robinson’s announcement of his retirement from touring and performing may mark the end of an era, but it is by no means the end of his musical journey. The soulful singer and songwriter will always be remembered as a pioneering artist who left an indelible mark on the music world and continues to inspire musicians and fans alike.

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Erric Ravi
Erric Ravi
Erric Ravi is an entrepreneur, speaker & the founder of Storify News and Gurgaon Times of India He is the Co-Founder of The Storify News Times. Forbes calls him a top influencer of Chief Marketing Officers and the world’s top social marketing talent. Entrepreneur lists him among 50 online marketing influencers to watch. has him on the list of 20 digital marketing experts to follow on Twitter. Oanalytica named him #1 Global Content Marketing Influencer. BizHUMM ranks him as the world’s #1 business blogger.


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