The Spinners

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The Spinners
Background information
Origin Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Genres R&B/pop/soul, smooth soul
Years active 1954-present
Labels Tri-Phi, Motown, Atlantic, Tamla
Associated acts Harvey Fuqua, Stevie Wonder, Dionne Warwick
Henry Fambrough*
Charlton Washington
Marvin Taylor
Jessie Robert Peck
Past members
Bobbie Smith* (deceased)
Billy Henderson* (deceased)
Pervis Jackson* (deceased)
C.P. Spencer* (deceased)
James Edwards*
George Dixon (deceased)[source?]
Joe Stubbs (deceased)
Edgar "Chico" Edwards (deceased)
G. C. Cameron
Philippé Wynne (deceased)
Jonathan Edwards
Harold "Spike" Bonhart
Frank Washington
*Original Members

The Spinners is a Detroit-based R&B club. They have had many hit records and singles since the late 1960s. Some people in the group have died, though this group continues touring and making records.

The band is also sometimes called the Detroit Spinners, or Motown Spinners. These group names were used in the UK to avoid confusion with a British folk group also called The Spinners.

Studio albums[change | change source]

Year Album Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
Record label

1967 The Original Spinners Motown
1970 2nd Time Around 199 46 V.I.P.
1973 Spinners 14 1 67 Atlantic
1974 Mighty Love 16 1 24
New and Improved 9 1 45
1975 Pick of the Litter 8 2 31
1976 Happiness Is Being With the Spinners 25 5 41
1977 Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow 26 11 36
Spinners 8 57 34 59
1979 From Here to Eternally 165 61
Dancin' and Lovin' 32 11 87
1980 Love Trippin' 53 16
1981 Labor of Love 128 40
1982 Can't Shake This Feelin' 196 34
Grand Slam 167 43
1984 Cross Fire
1985 Lovin' Feelings Mirage
1989 Down to Business Volt
"—" means the release did not make the chart or was not certified

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