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Cape Central High Photos

Ken Steinhoff, Cape Girardeau Central High School Class of 1965, was a photographer for The Tiger and The Girardot, and was on the staff of The Capaha Arrow and The Sagamore at Southeast Missouri State University. He worked as a photographer / reporter (among other things) at The Jackson Pioneer and The Southeast Missourian.

Come here to see photos and read stories (mostly true) about coming of age in Southeast Missouri in the 1960s.

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Smokey Robinson at Ohio University

I covered a lot of concerts and music groups without really knowing (or caring) who they were. I didn’t even bother to label the negative envelope in many cases, so I don’t know if the group went on to become famous or they were were just a garage band that somebody wanted to review.

These photos WERE labeled and dated, but I can’t, for the life of me, remember the concert. It said “Smokey Robinson 2/17/68.” I did some research and found that Smokey Robinson & The Miracles DID perform at Ohio University on that date. I must have covered this for The Ohio University Post.

Is he still alive?

Compounding my embarrassment, I asked Wife Lila, “Is he still alive?” she said that he was not only alive, but she had gone with a friend to see him perform in West Palm Beach not long ago. “He still puts on a fantastic show.”

When I went to the official Smokey Robinson website, I saw that a “legendary Rolling Stones photographer” was selling prints of Smokey on stage in 1968. Too bad I’m not legendary. These pix might be worth something.

Photo gallery of Smokey Robinson concert

Since I don’t have anything to add, I’ll just post the photos and let them speak for themselves. Click on any photo to make it larger, then click on the left or ride side of the image to move through the gallery.

7 comments to Smokey Robinson at Ohio University

  • Jane Neumeyer

    A lot of concerts are forgettable–or at least we wish we could forget them–but Smokey Robinson–oh my! I have never had the privilege of seeing him perform live. Wonderful photos!

  • Terry Hopkins

    It is a mircle you have these photos. I was crying the tears of clown when I saw them. You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me with these shots….

  • It’s so brave of you to admit forgetting a concert others would hold in their memory forever. More proof of your lack of conformity. Not that more is required. 😉

  • Jerry Bullock

    One of my friends had a son graduate from Berklee School of Jazz 3 years ago and the Guest Speaker was Smokey Robinson and I understand quite eloquent. Two of my local La Plata boys and Berklee alums are doing quite well in the Bigs..David Delhomme is the Keyboard Player with Jay Lenos Tonite Show Band and Billy Kilson is the drummer with Chris Botti.

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