The Spencer Davis Group

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Tags: 60s classic rock rock blues british invasion british oldies mod Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Birmingham, England, in 1962 as the Rhythm And Blues Quartet, the band featured Spencer Davis (17 July 1941, Swansea, South Wales; guitar/vocals), Steve Winwood (b. Stephen Lawrence Winwood, 12 May 1948, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England; guitar, organ, vocals), Muff Winwood (b. Mervyn Winwood, 15 June 1943, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England; bass) and Pete York (b. 15 August 1942, Middlesbrough, North Riding of Yorkshire, England; drums). Schoolteacher Davis, the elder Winwood brother and drummer York were already experienced performers with backgrounds in modern and traditional jazz, blues, and skiffle. The band was gradually dwarfed by the younger Winwood’s immense natural musical talent. While they were much in demand on the fast-growing club scene as performers, their bluesy/pop records failed to sell, until they made a breakthrough in 1965 with ‘Keep On Running’, which reached number 1 in the UK. This was followed in quick succession...

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