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Photo of the Day: Smokey Robinson Cruisin’ on the Hill

The legendary singer-songwriter spoke to Congress about protecting music creation

Recording artist Smokey Robinson gives Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., a kiss as Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, looks on before the start of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on “Protecting and Promoting Music Creation for the 21st Century” on Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Can he get a second on that emotion? Singer-songwriter Smokey Robinson was on hand Tuesday morning at the Senate Judiciary hearing to make a plea to senators to protect music recorded before 1972.

More coverage of the hearing is coming soon, but here’s the appearance in photos:

UNITED STATES - MAY 15: Recording artist Smokey Robinson takes his seat at the witness table for the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on "Protecting and Promoting Music Creation for the 21st Century" on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Robinson takes his seat at the witness table. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - MAY 15: From left, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, recording artist Smokey Robinson, and Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., talk before the start of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on "Protecting and Promoting Music Creation for the 21st Century" on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, and Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., talk with Robinson before the hearing Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
 Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., points recording artist Smokey Robinson to his seat at the witness table as Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, take their seats before the start of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on "Protecting and Promoting Music Creation for the 21st Century" on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Feinstein points Robinson to his seat at the witness table as Hatch and Grassley take their places on Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - MAY 15: From left, Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, recording artist Smokey Robinson, and Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., pose for the cameras before the start of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on "Protecting and Promoting Music Creation for the 21st Century" on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Hatch, Robinson and Kennedy. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

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