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Today's ear X-tacy The English Beat "Tears of a Clown"

Adrian Boot

Today's ear X-tacy features a classic track or deep-cut from the Alternative era every weekday at 10:10.

"The Tears of a Clown" is a song written by Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder and Hank Crosby. It was originally recorded by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles and released in 1967 on Motown. In 1979, British ska/new wave band The English Beat released a cover of the song as their debut single.

Which version do you prefer? Watch below:

John is the mid-morning host on WFPK. Email John at jtimmons@lpm.org