On this date in 1970, “Tears of A Clown” gave Smokey Robinson and the Miracles their first #1 hit. (thanks Jeff )William “Smokey” Robinson, Jr. (born February 19, 1940 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American soul and R & B singer, who was partly responsible as one of the leading artists of the success of the record label Motown Records.
as i heard the song i remembered a song my dear father loved – the laughing vagabond – Haha and really they´ve (Stevie Wonder and Smokey Robinson ) covered the main melody in the later 70´s hit, do you hear it ??
the original was from Jim Lowe “Gamblers Guitar ” 1958