G.C. Cameron Biography

George Curtis Cameron, Jackson, Mississippi, USA. Cameron joined the Detroit group the Spinners in 1967, having completed a tour of duty in Vietnam as a US Marine. He remained their lead singer until 1972, when the group left Motown Records for Atlantic Records. During this period, Cameron provided the gutsy lead vocals on two major hits produced by Stevie Wonder, ‘It’s A Shame’ and ‘We’ll Have It Made’. He began a solo career with Motown in 1971, and enjoyed occasional soul hits until 1977 - the last was a duet with Syreeta, a pairing that Motown hoped would rival the success of the Marvin Gaye / Tammi Terrell partnership. When this combination failed to register, Cameron left Motown for a series of short-lived contracts with small labels, the most profitable of which was with soul specialists Malaco Records. In 1989, he moved to Ian Levine’s Motor City label and duetted with Martha Reeves on a remake of ‘You’re All I Need To Get By’, and issued Right Or Wrong in 1991.

Cameron now releases solo material through his own company, DAGA-JACC. He rejoined the Spinners at the start of the new millennium, filling in for ailing lead singer John Edwards. In 2003, Cameron joined the Temptations.

Source: The Encyclopedia of Popular Music by Colin Larkin. Licensed from Muze.

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