Sometime Miracles lead singer Billy Griffin has announced via his Facebook page that his brother DON GRIFFIN died in Denver, Colorado on Thursday 3rd September following a car accident. Don was aged 60
Though not as high profile as Billy, Don was a key part of the second phase of the Miracles’ career. Born in Baltimore in 1955, Don joined the band as guitarist in the post Smokey Robinson era and played on almost all their recordings from that period including the no 1 hit ‘Love Machine’.
When the Miracles disbanded Don continued to work with Billy… writing songs with him and playing guitar on his solo albums. In 1981 Don joined disco group, Madagascar who released one album, ‘Spirit Of The Street’. He also played in Anita Baker’s road band and collaborated with Donna Summer, Earl Klugh and Lalah Hathaway.
Don leaves his brother, Billy; a sister, Diane and a son, Brandon.