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    Smokey Robinson Got Shot At Trying to Use a "Whites Only" Bathroom in Jim Crow South


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    Wouldn't doubt it. I think the racist issues our favorites suffered and endured for so much of their formative years is vastly understated; I thought the mini-series of Aretha did a great job of illustrating this. That said ... Smokey's memory seems ... selective. Mentioning it now? Hmmm. Brings to mind HRC's "memory" of running across the tarmac in a hale of gunfire. Which never happened.

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    I read about one of the Miracles getting shot at trying to use the bathroom in one of the Motown biographies. I forget which one though, might've been Gerald Posner's book. But from what I remember reading, the Miracle that was shot at was Bobby Rogers, not Smokey.

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    I used to hang with a guy who knew bobby from back in the day, and he said that bobby's ego was bigger than david ruffin's, so maybe that shot was aimed at him!!

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    I can tell you right now, that I knew Bobby Rogers in the 80's....and what a nice man. Smokey nor Bobby got shot at...the old red neck at the gas station just showed Bobby his shotgun. Everyone else was on the bus.Motortown Revue 1962.

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