A Celebration of Life
"...The Love I Saw In You Was Just A Mirage", "Going To A Go-Go" as sung by The Miracles, "I'll Be Doggone", "Ain't That Peculiar" as sung by Marvin Gaye, "Baby Come Close", "Cruising" as sung by yours truly - the thing that all those songs, plus many, many more including "Tracks Of My Tears" all had in common is the fact that all began with this man's fingers - ladies and gentlemen - Mr. Marv Tarplin.
This man composed the music for so many songs that you made popular down throughout the years by so many different artists. When you see his name on your records - all of those songs had music long before they ever had words. The music was born through his fingers; his fingers gave all those songs first life."
Smokey Robinson in concert
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American guitarist and songwriter best known as original member of Motown recording artists the Miracles from 1958 - 1973. He continued performing with Smokey Robinson from 1973 until 2008. (Wikipedia)
Marvin, along with fellow Miracles members Claudette Robinson, Bobby Rogers, Pete Moore and Ronnie White, will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 14, 2012.