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All Quiet Now: Marv Tarplin

Marv Tarplin, Motown guitarist with Smokey Robinson and The Miracles, has died at his Las Vegas home aged 70. Tarplin was one of the group’s original members and co-wrote several of their hits including Tracks of My Tears, which was released in 1965. spotify:track:5Cw5ieg9k7UUQiy1LRhJUD He remained with the group until 1973, and continued to collaborate and tour with Robinson until retiring in 2008. A spokeswoman for The Miracles said the cause of death had not yet been determined. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Tarplin first came to Berry Gordy Jr’s Motown label in the late 1950s as a guitar player for the Primettes, a teenage girl group that later became the Supremes. Robinson, who was already with the label, hired Tarplin on the spot to play for The Miracles. He went on to co-write hits including My Girl Has Gone, Going to a Go-Go and The Love I Saw in You Was Just a Mirage. The guitarist also co-wrote I’ll Be Doggone and Ain’t That Peculiar for Marvin Gaye in the mid-60s. After Robinson went solo in 1973, Tarplin continued their musical relationship and co-wrote the singer’s hits Cruisin’ and Being With You. Billy Wilson of the Motown Alumni Association paid tribute to Tarplin as The Miracles’ “secret weapon”. “You can’t express how much this one man meant to those of us dreaming to make it in the music business,”...

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Meilyr Jones. Return To Life & UK Tour.
Published On: March 25, 2016
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Published On: March 25, 2013
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Festival: Wilderness 2016
Festival: Wilderness 2016
Published On: March 25, 2016

WILDERNESS FESTIVAL 2016 ANNOUNCES LINEUP

The effervescent and ethereal Wilderness Festival returns to Cornbury Park this summer for a sixth season. Bringing with it an inimitable cocktail of eclectic musical talent, sumptuous communal dining, theatrical performances, thought-provoking debate, the tranquility of the Lakeside Spa and so much more, Wilderness Festival 2016 boasts a programme that continues in their tradition of Continue Reading

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