There were four Spinners Cliff Hall, Tony Davis, Mick Groves and Hughie Jones who sang and played a variety of instruments in different permutations and combinations. The Spinners' first single, "That's What Girls Are Made For", was recorded under Harvey Fuqua's Tri-Phi Records. From the Vaults, (US Natural Resources label NR 4014 and in the UK on Tamla Motown STMR 9001), included the song "What More Could a Boy Ask For" (Fuqua & Bristol), which was recorded circa 1965. Discover video clips of recent music performances and more on MTV. The Spinners hit the Top 10 twice in the next two years with the Smith and Jackson-led "They Just Can't Stop It (The Games People Play)" (Billboard number 5) and the Wynne-led "The Rubberband Man" (Billboard number 2). 1 decade ago. In the UK they were known as ". Let us know what you think of the Last.fm website. The Spinners discography and songs: Music profile for The Spinners, formed September 1958. Cameron stayed with Motown as a solo artist, and was replaced in The Spinners by Philippé Wynne, who sang lead on most of the group… Charlton Washington left the group in 2020 to pursue a solo career.He would be replaced by C.J. The Spinners spent much of the 1960s under contract to Motown. Historic Images Part Number: nox53941. Though this version of the group had minor hits from 1977 to 1979, they failed to hit the pop Top 40 for three years and parted ways with Thom Bell. There was, however, an unrelated British folk group called The Spinners. In 1954, Billy Henderson, Henry Fambrough, Pervis Jackson, C. P. Spencer, and James Edwards formed The Domingoes in Ferndale, Michigan, a northern suburb of Detroit.  £1.26 delivery. It’s been more than 50 years and 12 gold records since the Spinners first harmonized on a basketball court in Ferndale, Michigan. These other names were used in the UK to avoid confusion with a British folk group also called The Spinners. Throughout the '60s, the Spinners tried to land a hit by adapting to the shifting fashions of R&B and pop. Scrobbling is when Last.fm tracks the music you listen to and automatically adds it to your music profile. In the credits on Tri-Phi 1010 and 1024, the artist was credited for the first two singles and listed as "Harvey (Formerly of the Moonglows and the Spinners)". Singing Group "The Spinners.". I have been a Spinners fan for a good many years. They are big draws on the oldies and nostalgia concert circuits, playing the music that made them famous. This is an original press photo. When the Spinners signed to Atlantic in 1972, they were a respected but commercially unremarkable singing group who had never had a Top Ten pop hit â despite having been a recording act for over a decade. A soul group of the early '70s, creating a body of work that defined the lush, seductive sound of Philly soul. The group lost another member from their early days, when Edgar "Chico" Edwards died on December 3, 2011.. Photo is dated 05-18-1977. Shortly after the release of 2nd Time Around, Atlantic Records recording artist Aretha Franklin suggested the group finish their Motown contract and sign with Atlantic Records. Internet Explorer is no longer supported on Last.fm. He died at 76 of complications from pneumonia and flu. 1. Single. In 1977, the Spinners had recorded two versions of "Are You Ready for Love" at the Philadelphia studios. They contributed two songs to Bell's film The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh and appeared in the film as a band. 1 decade ago. In 1970, after a five-year absence, they hit number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 with writer-producer Stevie Wonder's composition, (the G.C. Welcome to former “Spinner” Mick Groves Website. They were inducted into The Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1999. The five-man group, long noted for its strong harmonics, emotive lead singing, and imaginative choreography, learned early on that it takes more than pure talent to sustain success. The group did have a brief resurgence at the dawning of the new decade, scoring two big hits in 1980 with Michael Zager medleys of "Working My Way Back to You"/"Forgive Me, Girl" (number two in MarchâApril, number one UK) and "Cupid"/"I've Loved You for a Long Time" (number four in JulyâAugust, number four UK). In 1954 local friends, Billy Henerson, Henry Fambrough, Pervis Jackson, C.P Spencer and James Edwards formed a singing group and called themselves The Domingoes. Their biggest hit of the year, however, was a collaboration with Dionne Warwick, "Then Came You" (led by Smith, Warwick, and Wynne), which hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming each act's first chart-topping "Pop" hit.