Performing: 10/14/2015 - Buy Tickets
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Spinners Come to The Wilbur
WHAT: On Wednesday, October 14th, 2015, The Spinners are coming to The Wilbur in Boston’s historic Theatre District.
Most often thought of as a Motown recording act, the classic group sound of legendary R&B
recording artists, The Spinners has never lost its universal appeal. Throughout the years they
have sold millions of records and topped both the Pop and R&B charts with smash hits like “I’ll
Be Around” and “Then Came You.” Today, original member Henry Fambrough is joined
onstage by lead singer Charlton Washington, high tenor Marvin Taylor, tenor Ronnie Moss, and
bass singer Jessie Peck; a soul-infused 5-piece band, led by Keith Ferguson, backs them up.
After a brief time at Motown, The Spinners signed to Atlantic Records in 1972. There, under the
helm of producer and songwriter “Thom Bell” Thom Bell, The Spinners charted five top 100 singles (and two top tens) from their first post-Motown album, “Spinners (album)” Spinners (1972), and went on to become one of the biggest soul groups of the 1970s. 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 stand-out 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 with Dionne Warwick entitled “Then Came You.”
The Spinners have six Grammy nominations and have performed twice during the awards
ceremony. Inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1999, they have also been awarded the Rhythm and Blues Foundation Award for their contribution to the genre. The group has
performed for presidents, received a star on the Hollywood “Walk of Fame,” and has appeared in numerous network and cable television specials paying tribute to the music of the 70’s. In
September 2011, 57 years after forming in Detroit and 50 years after “That’s What Girls Are Made For”. For ”That’s What Girls Are Made For”, the group was announced as one of 15 final nominees for the “Rock & Roll Hall of Fame” Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, their first nomination.
Today, this legendary R & B group maintains an active touring schedule, performing for fans of
all ages in sold out houses around the world.
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WHEN: Wednesday, October 14th, 2015 – 7:30 PM
COST: $40.00 – $65.00
WHERE: The Wilbur | 246 Tremont Street | Boston, MA 02116 | 617.248.9700
TICKETS: Visit www.thewilbur.com, or call the box office at 617.248.9700
About The Wilbur:
Celebrating 100 years, The Wilbur, nestled in Boston’s historic Theatre District, is the premiere destination for comedy and music in Boston, MA. Built in 1914 by The Shubert Brothers, The Wilbur opened in 1915 and was named for The Shubert Theatre’s manager A.L. Wilbur. Recently revitalized by former Comedy Connection owner Bill Blumenreich in July of 2008, The Wilbur has become a first-class venue showcasing A-list comedians and musicians. A Comedy Central verified venue, the theater has attracted the best of the best in comedy including Aziz Ansari, Louis CK, Kevin Hart, Katt Williams and Jim Gaffigan. They also boast award-winning musicians from all genres such as Boyz II Men, Lauryn Hill, Lyle Lovitt and Smoky Robinson. Offering an intimate show setting, The Wilbur provides the perfect environment for enjoying comedy sensations and chart topping artists in the heart of Boston’s historic Theater District.
The Wilbur is located at 246 Tremont Street in Boston, MA. For more information, please visit www.thewilbur.com, or call 617.248.9700.