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34 Star Starred
El Camino College Center for the Arts--Marsee Auditorium
South side of campus off W. Redondo Beach Blvd. 16007 Crenshaw Blvd. Torrance, CA 90506
800-832-2787
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Very affordable snacks! Selection for everyone kids, and adult selection
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9 stars
attended Apr 26 2008

Excellent performance. Had a great time

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3 stars
attended Apr 26 2008

The show was fantastic. Our seats were 3 rows from the back but they were still great seats. We really enjoyed the show.

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Description

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.