Rock legend John Miles dies aged 72

Rock legend John Miles dies aged 72
Rock legend John Miles dies aged 72. image: twitter

Rock legend John Miles dies aged 72

Singer and songwriter, John Miles, has passed away today, Monday, December 6, aged 72. His passing was confirmed by his management, who said he died “peacefully” in his sleep, surrounded by his family at his bedside.

“John was not only so kind and gentle but a brilliant musician and songwriter on the world stage”, commented John’s manager.

He was responsible for penning and performing one of the most iconic rock ballads of the 1970s, ‘Music Was My First Love’, which topped the charts all around the world in 1976.


During a long career in the music business, John Miles had played with some of music’s biggest names, including playing in Tina Turner‘s backing band for many years. He also toured as a guitarist for Stevie Wonder, Joe Cocker, Andre Botticelli, and playing on ‘Outrider‘, Jimmy Page’s 1988 album.

Fans of Eurovision should remember John for his involvement back in 1990. He wrote the track ‘Where I Belong’, which came second in that year’s competition.

John is succeeded by his wife of 50 years, Ellen, and his two children, and two grandchildren, as reported by


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Chris was born in a small village in Wales, where he ran his own successful construction company for many years, before deciding in 1990, to swap the grey skies and rain for the sunshine and lifestyle of the Costa del Sol. Late last year he made the move to Southern Portugal, and is now residing on the Algarve. Having sung and played in a rock band back in Wales, he still likes to go out and entertain in his spare time, singing in restaurants and golf clubs. Interests are of course music, especially from the 60s and 70s, movies, nice restaurants, and he has a passion for graphic design and online marketing.


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