The Originals

Genres: Disco Doo Wop Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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Decades: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Freddie Gorman (11 April 1939, Detroit, Michigan, USA, d. 13 June 2006, California, USA), Walter Gaines, C.P. Spencer (b. Crathman Plato Spencer, 13 January 1938, Detroit, Michigan, USA, d. 20 October 2004, Oak Park, Michigan, USA), Henry ‘Hank’ Dixon and Joe Stubbs first recorded as the Originals in 1966. Several members were already an integral part of Detroit’s music history. Gorman, who released several solo singles, also co-wrote ‘Please Mr. Postman’ for the Marvelettes, while Stubbs was a former singer with both the Falcons and the Contours. Between 1965 and 1969, the quintet was used primarily as a backing group before their career blossomed with ‘Baby I’m For Real’, a number 1 R&B single co-written and produced by Marvin Gaye. The singer’s involvement continued on two further releases, ‘The Bells’ and ‘We Can Make It Pretty Baby’, but despite several excellent records, including California...

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