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Marv Tarplin

Knowledge Identifier: +Marv_Tarplin


Marv Tarplin

American guitarist and songwriter, best known as the guitarist for The Miracles from the 1950s through the early 1970s add

Category: Music

Born in 1941.

Countries: United States (78%), Turkey (11%), (11%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Smokey Robinson, Ronald White, Bobby Rogers

Linked to: Broadcast Music, Inc., CBS, Motown




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Marv Tarplin was born in 1941 add something


Robinson was impressed by Tarplin's guitar playing, and lured him away from the Primettes to join the Miracles in 1958 add something


Smokey Robinson - The group's guitarist, Marv Tarplin, joined them sometime in 1958


Tarplin appeared with the group on "The Ed Sullivan Show", the 1964 film, "The T.A.M.I. Show", the 1965 CBS television special, "Murray The K - It's What's Happening, Baby", and virtually all of the group's personal appearance concerts worldwide, including the Motortown Revue shows in the early 1960s add something


His guitar riffs at the beginning of the Miracles' 1965 million-seller, "The Tracks Of My Tears", are among the most famous in pop music history add something


His guitar work was featured on Gaye's Top 40 hit, "One More Heartache", which he co-wrote, and another of Gaye's chart hits, 1965's "Take This Heart of Mine" add something


He played on The Four Tops 1970 Top 20 hit, "Still Water ", co-written by Robinson add something


Ronald White - After Smokey Robinson, Claudette Robinson and Marv Tarplin left the group in 1972, the group carried on with Billy Griffin, scoring two more hits with Motown including the number-one smash, "Love Machine", before leaving Motown in 1977 for Columbia Records


Smokey Robinson - Following these albums, Robinson got out of a writer's block after his close collaborator Marv Tarplin, who joined him on the road in 1973 after Robinson left the Miracles, presented him a musical composition he had composed on his guitar


In 1987, Smokey Robinson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist add something


This induction occurred without the usual process of nomination and voting, under the premise that "the entire group" should have been inducted with Smokey Robinson back in 1987 add something


He was one of the group's original members and co-wrote several of their biggest hits, including the 2007 "Grammy Hall Of Fame" inducted "The Tracks of My Tears" add something


In 2007, Milwaukee, Wisconsin musician, Paul Cebar, paid homage to Tarplin with his song "Marv's Fluttering Guitar " from the album "Tomorrow Sound Now For Yes Music People" add something


Tarplin continued to play guitar on record and in concert for Robinson, and, until 2008, continued to tour with Robinson add something

Marv Tarplin died in 2011 add something


Tarplin died in Las Vegas on September 30, 2011 add something


He is a winner of the BMI Songwriter's award, and the ASCAP "Award Of Merit", and a 2012 posthumous inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the Miracles add something


The Miracles were retroactively inducted into the hall by a special committee in 2012, alongside Smokey Robinson add something


The induction was handled by a special committee designated in 2012 to induct the Miracles and five other pioneering groups that had been overlooked when their lead singers had been inducted into the Rock Hall many years previously add something


Just months after his death, on February 9, 2012, it was announced that Marv Tarplin would be posthumously inducted with the rest of the Miracles into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame alongside lead singer Smokey Robinson add something


Pete Moore - In 2012, it was finally announced that, after a 26 year wait, Pete Moore would be automatically and retroactively inducted with the rest of The original Miracles, Bobby Rogers, Ron White, Claudette Robinson, and Marv Tarplin into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame alongside Miracles lead singer Smokey Robinson


Claudette Rogers Robinson - In 2012,after years of being ignored, Claudette was finally inducted with the rest of the original Miracles, her cousin Bobby Rogers , Pete Moore , Ronald White, and Marv Tarplin, into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, alongside her former husband, Miracles lead singer Smokey Robinson