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R.I.P. Robert "Bobby" Smith, Voice of The Spinners, died March, 16, 2013

Smith was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan and became a fixture on the local music scene with his group mates. He was also the group’s original lead singer, and was the voice on the Spinners’ first hit, “That’s What Girls Are Made For” and shared the lead with Philippe Wynne – and later, John Edwards – on the group’s biggest hits in the 1970s, including “I’ll Be Around,” “Could It Be I’m Falling In Love” and “Games People Play.”

R.I.P Robert "Bobby" Smith (sometimes spelled Bobbie; (April 10, 1936 - March 16, 2013)

by Anonymousreply 503/18/2013

Another video:

Great voices never die.

by Anonymousreply 103/18/2013

Link to article:

by Anonymousreply 203/18/2013

I went to see the Temptations in the late 80d. I didn't even know the Spinners were going to bee the opening act. The Spinners put the Tempts to shame.

by Anonymousreply 303/18/2013

I love the Soul Train scenes! Those were great days.

by Anonymousreply 403/18/2013

I liked Bobby's lead work a lot, but when it got right down to the nitty gritty, Philippe Wynn was the man. One helluva singer and for some reason his solo career never really took off. Died way too young.

R.I.P. Bobby.

by Anonymousreply 503/18/2013
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