If you’re a boomer, then doesn’t this Spinners photo take you back? Don Kirshner was a 1970s music promoter like Dick Clark, with his own show. I think he produced many hits for The Monkeys, too.
Anyway, The Spinners are a long-lived R&B group who struck gold during the funkalicious era right before disco took hold. Makes me want to go watch a few old blaxploitation movies, which featured plenty of soul music.
Where can you catch The Spinners? They will be crooning at the Homefront Festival in Richmond, on the Ford Building Craneway Stage. Here’s a venue map for the festival, along with a google map to plot your course there.
My sage advice is to make the quick trip to Richmond tomorrow. One of their singers, Pervis Jackson, died in August – so this may be your last chance to hear these smooth guys in person.