The Miracles, photographed in 1962. Copyright details being sought | tc044
The Miracles, one of the most successful soul vocal groups of the 1960s into the 1970s, were formed in 1955. They were originally known as The Five Chimes and the Matadors before settling on the Miracles name in 1958. They had a number of records released before their first hit record “Bad Girl” which was produced by Berry Gordy. Gordy did not originally have national distribution for his new company, so the masters were leased to Chess Records for national distribution. The line up on “Bad girl”, which was recorded in 1959, is thought to be: Ronnie White, Pete Moore, Smokey Robinson, Robert and Claudette Rogers and Marvin Tarplin.