Personalities | The Detroit Spinners | Sixties | Rock

(Vocal group, 1965–80)

Originally a doo-wop group, The Detroit Spinners signed to Motown in 1965 but were overshadowed by the label’s excess of talent. Their only big hit there was the Stevie Wonder composition ‘It’s A Shame’. Switching to Atlantic in 1971 and switching lead singer G.C. Cameron for newcomer Philippe Wynne, they teamed with Philly producer Thom Bell, whose orchestrations matched their complex harmonies in several chart entries starting with ‘Could It Be I’m Falling In Love’. They had a latterday UK No. 1, 1980’s ‘Working My Way Back To You’.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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