Smokey Robinson on Meeting MLK, Drugs, and Why He Called His New Album ‘Gasms’

AT THIS STAGE of his life, you could forgive Smokey Robinson for coasting off past glories. The 83-year-old icon wrote some of the most enduring songs in American history during his time at Motown and with the Miracles, not to mention the pop hits (“Just to See You” and “One Heartbeat”) he scored in the Eighties.

But Robinson still feels a need to create, which is why his new album, Gasms, comes out April 28. It’s his first LP in nearly a decade. “I’m still in the record business and I still write songs,” Robinson tells Rolling Stone on the phone from his Los Angeles home. “I’m still in, man. I’m trying to stay in.” Read the entire Rolling Stone Article Here!

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