- Smokey Robinson is a famous musician
- He got his cool nickname from somewhere neat
Smokey Robinson may be inseparable from his amazing name, but the legendary singer was actually born William Robinson Jr. in 1940. However, he has been going by the nickname "Smokey" since the 1950s.
How Smokey Robinson Got His Nickname
Over the years, there's been some uncertainty on the story of how Robinson got his trademark nickname. The Miracles vocalist has spoken out himself, revealing the true story and its connection to the movies.
Watch the video above to learn how Smokey Robinson got his nickname!