With his declaration of love for music with the song “Music” Miles has created a monument for himself. Now the musician is dead.

British musician John Miles is dead.

& laquo ; Music was my first love & raquo; - British musician John Miles died

This was confirmed by his management on Monday at the request of the German Press Agency in London.

& laquo; Music was my first love & ndash; British musician John Miles died

He fell asleep peacefully at the age of 72 after a short illness.

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  • With his declaration of love for music with the song «Music», John Miles has created a memorial for himself.

  • Although he was never able to build on the great success of 1976, but he was still successful on stage.

Music is not only his first love, but will also be his last, John Miles once sang in his world hit “Music”. Now the Briton has died. This was confirmed by his management on Monday at the request of the German Press Agency in London. He fell asleep peacefully with his family on Sunday after a short illness in his hometown of Newcastle, said manager Cliff Cooper of the Orange Electronic Music Company.

The musician, born in 1949 as John Errington, owes his fame to the rock ballad “Music” (“Music was my first love”) from 1976. In a message from his family on Facebook, it said, based on the first line of the song: “ You were our first love and will be our last. ” («You were our first love and will be our last.»)

Tina Turner's lead guitarist

With the song, which also made it into the top ten of the charts in Germany, Miles created a musical monument. And although he was unable to build on this success later, he remained loyal to music for the rest of his life. He played in several bands and released a total of eight solo albums. One of the highlights of his career was the role as musical director and lead guitarist in Tina Turner's band.

With Miles, the United Kingdom has lost “one of the country's most talented musicians”, Cooper paid tribute to the singer, songwriter, guitarist and keyboardist.

Since the mid-1980s, Miles has also performed regularly on the “Night Of” tour The Proms », also in Germany. The tour, on which pop and rock musicians perform with a classical orchestra and where “music” was always one of the highlights of the show, had to be postponed for the second time this year due to the corona pandemic.

Miles leaves behind wife and two children

Miles created “unforgettable musical moments” with artists such as Andrea Bocelli, Anastacia, Zucchero and others, according to a message from the organizers of the concert series, which are known as “Proms” well-known classical concerts of the BBC in the Royal Albert Hall in London, but officially has nothing to do with it.

For many, John Miles is not only a participating artist at the “Night Of The Proms”, but also a « good friend and the soul of the tour », the message continues. His hit «Music» has become the concert anthem. He will be sorely missed.

Miles leaves behind his wife, to whom he was married for almost 50 years, as well as two children and two grandchildren. “He will live forever in our hearts and with the wonderful musical legacy he has left,” wrote his family.


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By Teresa Tapmleton

Teresa Tampleton has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Nizh TEkegram, Teresa Tampleton worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teresa@ntelegram.com 1-800-268-7341

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