Saturday, October 01, 2011

The Miracles Guitartist Marvin Tarplin Has Died

Marvin Tarplin, guitarist with Smokey Robinson and The Miracles and co-writer of such Motown tunes as "The Tracks Of My Tears," "Goin' To A Go-Go," "Ain't That Peculiar," "I'll Be Doggone" and "Being With You", died Thursday (September 29, 2011) in Las Vegas at the age of 70. The cause of death has not been revealed. Marv started out playing for the Primettes, who became the Supremes, but Smokey liked his sound and made him a member of the Miracles in 1958. He played with the group until 1973 but continued to play with the now-solo Smokey until 2008.