Singer with the Miracles who helped define the Motown sound.
He was a big fan of Westerns and thought his uncle's nickname Smokey Joe was a cowboy moniker.
He was a singer for and vice president of Motown from 1961 to 1988.
He got married to Claudette on November 7, 1959, and after their divorce in April 1987, he remarried Frances Glandney in May 2002.
He was VP of Motown, the record company that housed Marvin Gaye.