Time Tunnel Artist Spotlight – The Spinners
The Spinners have been making music for more than fifty (50) years. I remember like it was yesterday when I heard "Love Don't Love Nobody" for the first time. Suddenly, I had a new favorite group!
The Spinners started as a doo wop group in the late 50's and 60's, and had some R&B hits while at Motown during the late 60's, but their real crossover success came in 1970 with a song given to them by Stevie Wonder called "It's a Shame." Motown, paid the Spinners little attention and would eventually let them go in 1972. The group signed with Atlantic Records, and with the help of producer Tom Bell, and lead vocalist, Phillipe Wynne, they became a hit making machine, topping the R&B and pop charts with songs like "I'll Be Around," "Could It Be I'm Falling in Love," "One of a Kind (Love Affair)," "Ghetto Child," and "Rubberband Man." They were on their way to being the most popular soul group of the 70's, with hit singles and albums that constantly went gold and charted in the Top 20.
Check out some of their live performances...