The Spinners Give Back to Motown
The Spinners, icons of 70s soul, have made a stylish donation to Detroit’s Motown Museum last month. Henry Fambrough, a founding member of the R&B group, returned to his roots to participate in the ceremony on the band’s behalf. At the event, 375 outfits and 200 pairs of shoes worn by the 6x Grammy-nominated group throughout their illustrious career were donated to the museum. They concluded the gathering with a visit to Motown’s Studio A. Their legendary return to Motown has marked a heartwarming moment in celebration of Detroit-bred music.
“I used to dream about this place.”
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees are well known for their vocally harmonic and deeply soulful hits such as “I’ll Be Around,” “Ghetto Child,” “The Rubber Band Man,” and chart-topping “Then Came You” featuring Dionne Warwick and produced by Thom Bell. The Spinners formed in Ferndale, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit, in 1964 with Motown Records. In 1973, they were taken on by Atlantic Records. Their first single, “That’s What Girls Are Made For,” hit number 27 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart in 1961. Spanning over six decades, their career is worth celebrating, full of consistent tours and smash hits. They’ve retained an awe-inspiring vocal range, elegantly merged with smooth Philly soul and hints of sparkly pop, completed by their harmonic unity. The Spinners helped create the foundation for The Sound of Philadelphia, and left a big mark on the musical world.
All ages have enjoyed The Spinners for years, showing up to their vibrant tours and continuing to support their modern work. In 2021, they released a new album, Round the Block and Back Again. They have proved to be able to keep a stake in their industry even after all these years since their Star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame in 1976 and their Vocal Group Hall of Fame induction in 1999.
The Spinners continue to make music and influence culture. The Motown Museum is Detroit’s love letter to its hometown soul, and The Spinners’ fashionable mark will be cherished there for years to come. Keep up with The Spinners here and stream their albums, oldest or latest, below!