Wednesday, August 12, 2015

40 Year Itch: Guess I'll Call It A Day

The Spinners : Games People Play

   By August of 1975, their 19th year as a singing group, The Spinners were finally making money, buying houses and Cadillacs and having babies. And they did it by trading off singing parts, free of egos, under the direction of Thom Bell. 

Phillipe Wynne and his cars

Promoting the new album, Pick of the Litter, would be the biggest test of egos yet. Especially when they lip-synced the new hit single "Games People Play" on Soul Train

   That's because some of the lines were sung by female background vocalist Evette Benton. Henry Fambrough did the honors. Not an ounce of shame or even a wink in his performance. Henry is the last surviving member of the original Spinners.

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