After more than fifty years together, Detroit soul group and Motown legends The Spinners are still at it. Since forming in 1954, the band has released eighteen studio albums, twelve of which hit gold status, and have yielded two UK chart successes and numerous American top 100 hits (The Rubberband Man, I’ll Be Around, Then Came You, Could It Be I’m Falling In Love). Often cited as the birth of the Philadelphia Sound, The Spinners have received six Grammy Award nominations and played the illustrious Grammy Ceremony twice.
Over the years, The Spinners have won many awards for their contribution to R&B music; these include a Black Gold Award from Dick Clark, which honors their many achievements in the recording industry, as well as the Rhythm and Blues Foundation Award for their contribution to R&B. The group has performed for presidents, received a star on the Hollywood “Walk of Fame,” and has appeared in numerous network and cable television specials paying tribute to the music of the 70s.
Even though their last hits were decades ago, their prominent place on the R&B charts between 1972 and 1976 keeps fans longing for The Spinners’ unique groove. Today the legendary group maintains a full touring schedule, drawing audiences who are looking to relive some of the greatest R&B oldies. The band’s current lineup features original members Henry Fambrough and Bobbie Smith, along with Charlton Washington, Marvin Taylor and Jessie Robert Peck, who play for audiences of all ages in sold-out venues around the world.
What Other People Have Been Saying...
“The Spinners have left a legacy of wonderful music in their more than 40 years together. Their terrific harmonies and stage presence are a joy to experience now as much as ever, and have made them one of the Soul Music’s greatest treasures.” –Chris Rizik