Motown comes to The Fred with The Spinners

Wed, 07/15/2009 - 9:28am
By: The Citizen

Motown comes to The Fred with The Spinners

The Lexus of South Atlanta Summer concert series continues with The Spinners performing on July 17 and 18 at “The Fred.” The legendary Motown and R&B group will take the stage each night at 9 p.m., with local group Shavaughn opening at 8 p.m.

The Spinners have always made timeless music. Their classic group sound and approach never loses its universal appeal. Throughout the years they have acquired twelve (12) gold records with hits on top of both Pop and R&B charts and they are one of the few groups who can boast of four lead singers. Today, original members Bobbie Smith, Henry Fambrough, and Pervis Jackson are joined onstage by leadsinger Charlton Washington, high tenor Harold “Spike” Bonhart and a soul infused5-piece band.

In 1972, The Spinners signed with Atlantic Records and teamed up with producer Thom Bell, setting into motion an amazing recording career. A partial list of their hit singles on Atlantic include “Mighty Love,” “Then Came You,” “I’ll Be Around,” “One Of A Kind (Love Affair),” “Games People Play,” and “Could It Be.” In 1979, The Spinners completed their first collaboration with producer Michael Zager, and by early 1980, the single, “Working My Way Back to You,” was topping Pop and R&B charts giving the group its 12th gold record. The Love Trippin’ album’s release included “The Cupid Medley,” one of the fastest selling records in The Spinners’ career. The follow-up album, Labor of Love, featured such standout tunes as “Yesterday Once More,” and “Long Live Soul Music.” With the release of “Can’t Shake This Feeling,” their fourth LP in just over two years, the quintet entered a brand new phase of their remarkable career as they joined the award winning producing/ writing/playing team of James

Mtume and Reggie Lucas. Other past releases include songs on the motion picture soundtracks of “Twins” and “Spaceballs,” and a single on Arista Records, a duet with Dionne Warwick entitled “Then Came You.”

Reserved seats for The Spinners are $45 each and may be purchased at the Box Office at “The Fred.”

Tickets may also be purchased online at Ticketmaster. For further information call 770-631-0630 or visit

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