The Spinners in Concert -- Classic R&B and Pop
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The last date listed for The Spinners in Concert was Saturday April 26, 2008 / 8:00pm.
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With or without the exclamation point (which they briefly ditched in '08), Panic! at The Disco is never short on adrenaline. At this stop on The Gospel Tour, you can expect to hear songs from the band's latest album, Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!, including hit singles like "Miss Jackson, "This is Gospel" and "Girls/Girls/Boys." You can also count on over-the-top lead singer Brendon Urie to rip through older hits like "Nine in the Afternoon" and the band's platinum single, "I Write Sins Not Tragedies." Indie rockers Walk The Moon ("Anna Sun") and Youngblood Hawke ("We Come Running") will get the evening started. Learn More
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The Spinners were the greatest soul group of the early ‘70s, creating a body of work that defined the lush, seductive sound of Philly Soul. Ironically, the band’s roots lay in Detroit, where they formed as a doo-wop group during the late ‘50s. Throughout the ’60s, the Spinners tried to land a hit by adapting to the shifting fashions of R&B and pop. By the mid-’60s, they had signed with Motown Records, but the level never gave the group much consideration. “It’s a Shame” became a hit in 1970, but the label continued to ignore the group, and dropped the band two years later. Unsigned and featuring a new lead singer Phillipe Wynne, the Spinners seemed destined to never break into the big-leagues, but they managed to sign with Atlantic Records, where they began working with producer Thom Bell. Bell provided the group with an appropriately detailed production, creating a detailed web of horns, strings, backing vocals, and lightly funky rhythms.
Between 1972 and 1977, the Spinners and Thom Bell recorded a number of soul classics, including “I’ll Be Around,” “Could It Be I’m Fallin in Love,” “Mighty Love,” “Ghetto Child,” “Then Came You,” “Games People Play” and “The Rubberband Man.” Wynne left in 1977 and the Spinners had hits for a few years after his departure, but the group will always be remembered for its classic mid-’70s work. It should come as no surprise that The Spinners have always made music that is at once timeless and utterly in tune with the times.