The Spinners are an American rhythm and blues vocal group that formed in Ferndale, Michigan, in 1954. They enjoyed a string of hit singles and albums during the 1960s and 1970s, particularly with producer Thom Bell. The group continues to tour, with Henry Fambrough as the only original member.
The group is also listed as the Detroit Spinners and the Motown Spinners, due to their 1960s recordings with the Motown label. These other names were used in the UK to avoid confusion with a British folk group also called The Spinners. On June 30, 1976, they received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2015, they were nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Music critic Robert Christgau has called the Spinners “a renowned show group whose supersmooth producer inhibits improvisation”.
This week on Sounds of The 70s we feature music from: Fleetwood Mac, Elton John, Ringo Starr, Donna Summer, Spinners, Chicago, Barry Manilow, Marshall Tucker Band and more . . .
This week we feature music from; Paul Simon, Staple Singers, Melissa Manchester, Eddie Kendricks, Isley Brothers, Fleetwood Mac, Spinners, America, Joe Cocker, Eric Clapton, First Class and many more . . .
The Tuesday Night Maximum Music Mix. We’re celebrating birthdays tonight: Patty Smyth & Chris Isaak! Great music from: Thomas Rhett Feat. Maren Morris, Ed Sheeran, Alarm, Katy Perry, Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgan, Lorde, Bruno Mars, Chainsmokers, Isley Brothers & Santana, Dan & Shay, Kelly Clarkson, Electric Light Orchestra, Spinners, Starship, Jigsaw, Beatles, CCR, & Simple Minds. Thanks for all requests! Robert J. Breitenbach and his wife Deb,Jane Beyer and her husband Ken, Patricia Donche Nelson, Bill Card, Bob Watson, Judy Beebe Zoeller, Heather Cassidy, Kathleen McCarten-Bricketto, Christina Whirl, Tim Singstock, Beth Gano Cattunar, Ian T. Lovejoy, Susan Twomey Collins, Paul M. Sebula, Jeanne Donnelly Weaver, Ted Kirkpatrick, Beth Leary Hegedus, Jay Bookie, & Patrick Hurd. Plus, another special dedication to my beautiful Princess Jeanine Dunn Varroney. We’ll be talking soon!
It’s mid-week once again, yes it’s “Hump Day,” and on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” today, I’ll be playing for you: The Spinners, Ray, Goodman & Brown, New Edition, Atlantic Starr, Richard “Dimples” Fields, the Dells, Lipps, Inc., Michael Jackson, Lakeside, Ben E. King and more. It’s starts at 6PM ET, 5PM CT, 4PM MT and 3PM PT. It’s gonna be good this evening, “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” at the home of the greatest hits of the 60s, 70s and 80s, RadioMaxMusic.Com.
“Great Soul Performances” comes your way this evening from the fairgrounds of the Eastern States Fair and Exposition; “The Big E,” in West Springfield, Massachusetts, where we are celebrating our “Centennial of Greatness.” On the playlist will be: the Spinners, Barbara Lynn, Bill Doggett, Judy Clay & Billy Vera, the Temptations & the Distants, Millie Jackson, Alive & Kicking, Ralfi Pagan, Natalie Cole, the Cleftones, Dion; ‘live in concert” at the Bottom Line in New York’s Greenwich Village and a whole lot more. Join me at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. I’ll be looking for you later from the fairgrounds at “The Big E” only on RadioMaxMusic.Com.
This evening on “Great Soul Performances” you’ll hear: the Spinners, Barry White, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Johnnie Taylor, Jean Carn, the Isley Brothers, Marvin Gaye, the Temptations, South Shore Commission, Sam Cooke “live in concert” from the Copacabana in New York City and more. The festivities begin at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT for “Great Soul Performances” on RadioMaxMusic.com.
Tonight on Great Soul Performances, Join Bobby Jay as he will salute a New York City musical icon and a virtual brother, the late Lewis Lymon. You’ll hear Lewis with the Teenchords, the Teenagers and as a soloist. Also play songs by: Earth, Wind & Fire, the Spinners, Patti LaBelle, the Whispers, Gene Chandler, Etta James, the Tams and segment 4 of “The Motown Story.” It’s gonna be a jam packed show and an encore performance on Monday evening at 10PM eastern time on RadioMaxMusic.com. And as Lewis Lymon would say to every time he ended a phone conversation (he would invoke =Bobby’s former co-worker the Dixie Drifter by saying) “Don’t Forget To Walk Tall and Stay Loose!”
Later this evening on “Great Soul Performances,” you’ll hear the Spinners, the Impressions, James Brown, Alicia Keys, Donnie Hathaway, the Intruders, Joe Tex, James Brown, the Four Tops and for the third straight week, we’ve got tributes to pay. I’ll be saluting the late Bobby Rogers of the Miracles and the late Jewel Akens. So join me at 7PM ET on RadioMaxMusic.Com.
The Eastern States Fair & Exposition; “The Big E,” concludes tomorrow, therefore this evening will be our last broadcast from the fairgrounds here in West Springfield, Mass. You’ll hear the Spinners, the O’Jays, the Soul Children, Richard “Dimples” Fields, Aretha Franklin, Joe Tex, the Independents, Otis Redding “live in concert” and a lot more.
Good Saturday to all my friends. On the show this evening will be: Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd St. Rhythm Band, M.C. Hammer, Rick James, the Delfonics, David Ruffin & Eddie Kendricks, the Dells, Black Ivory, and James Brown “live.” “Great Soul Performances” begins at 10pm ET on RadioMaxMusic.Com. I hope you can join me.