Credit: John MIles

Jarrow-born vocalist, guitarist and musicalist John Miles has sadly passed away, aged 72, his family have said.

Miles passed away yesterday, 5th December, after a short illness.

He was best known for his hit song ‘Music’, which made it to number 1 in 1976. Throughout his career, he was a guitarist for singing sensation Tina Turner, and also went on tour with the likes of Stevie Wonder and Joe Cocker.

Tributes have been flooding in this afternoon across social media.

Fellow North East singer, Joe McElderry tweeted:

North East broadcaster Paddy MacDee added:

Credit: Paddy MacDee

”So terribly sad to hear that John Miles has died. A huge talent, a North East legend, and a lovely guy. It was a joy to have known him, and to have played his songs on my radio shows. Much love to Eileen, Tanya and John Miles Jnr.” (Paddy MacDee via Facebook)

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