Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Pervis Jackson of The Spinners Died At Age 70

Pervis Jackson (pictured on far left of photo), who sang bass with The Spinners, has died from cancer at age 70.

Pervis Jackson the bass singer of the Spinners died today of Cancer in a Detroit hospital at the age of 70. Jackson who was an original member of one of Detroit's most well known singing groups.

The Spinners were the greatest soul group of the early '70s, creating a body of work that defined the lush, seductive sound of Philly soul. The groups roots lay in Detroit, where they formed as a doo wop group during the late '50s. Throughout the '60s, the Spinners tried to land a hit by adapting to the shifting fashions of R&B and pop. By the mid-'60s, they had signed with Motown Records, Their primary Motown hit "It's a Shame" became a hit in 1970. The group moved on to create a dynasty of hits such as "Sadie", "Could It Be I'm Falling In Love", and "I'll Be Around", "Love Don't Love Nobody" and other major songs of the 70's.

No funeral arrangements have been given currently, you can find out more at MotownAlumni.com

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