Lakeside Chautauqua is thrilled to welcome the return of one of the most iconic and enduring groups in R&B history, The Spinners. Enjoy a string of their greatest hits, soulful harmonies and imaginative choreography at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 25 in Hoover Auditorium.
The Spinners came to define the smooth sound of Philadelphia Soul, channeling the highs and lows of romance and heartbreak into a catalogue of classic songs. Throughout the years, The Spinners topped the charts with singles “I’ll be Around,” “Could It be I’m Falling in Love,” “Then Came You,” “The Rubber Band Man” and many more, earning six Grammy nominations, 18 Platinum and Gold Albums, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and selling millions of records worldwide in the process.
Though The Spinners popularized and came to embody the lush sound of Philly Soul in the 1970s, they got their start in Detroit at Motown in 1954. The Spinners signed with Atlantic Records in 1972, teaming up with producer Thom Bell in Philadelphia, where the group blossomed under his masterful productions. The Spinners had another classic hit single, “Working My Way Back to You,” topping the Pop and R&B charts and earning the group its 12th gold record. The Love Trippin album’s release included “Cupid,” one of the fastest selling records in The Spinners’ career.
With a towering legacy spanning over six decades, The Spinners have never lost their universal appeal. In 2021, they released their first all new original album they aptly titled, Round the Block and Back Again. Melding intricate harmonies with breathtaking vocal acrobatics, the album showcases their soulful multi-octave best.
Today, Henry Fambrough, still performing, founder and remaining original member, is joined onstage by Jessie Peck, Marvin Taylor, Ronnie Moss, and CJ Jefferson. They are always backed up by their very own, a soul-infused 4-piece band and on unique performances with a full orchestra.