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Originally published March 14, 2013

Martha Reeves at Miracles' Bobby Rogers' Funeral

by Associated Press

    Martha Reeves (AP Photo)
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DETROIT— Martha Reeves and an array of other Motown performers have turned out for the funeral of Bobby Rogers, a founding member of Motown group the Miracles and a songwriting collaborator with Smokey Robinson.

Rogers died March 3 at his home in the Detroit suburb of Southfield. He was 73.

His funeral was March 11 at Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church in Detroit, with burial at Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit.

According to The Detroit Free Press Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Detroit Mayor Dave Bing sent proclamations honoring Rogers.

Rogers formed the Miracles in 1956 with cousin Claudette Rogers, Pete Moore, Ronnie White and Robinson. Their hits included "Shop Around," ''You've Really Got a Hold on Me," ''The Tracks of My Tears," ''I Second That Emotion" and "The Tears of a Clown."