Billy Henderson, G.C. Cameron, Pervis Jackson, Henry Fambrough and Bobby Smith first formed the Spinners in 1961 Detroit. Originally signed to Motown with limited success, the Queen Of Soul, Aretha Franklin, opened the door for their move to Atlantic Records in 1972 where the Spinners landed on the Hit Parade with their first gold record, “I’ll Be Around” followed by “Could It Be I’m Falling In Love,” “Then Came You,” “Games People Play,” “Rubberband Man,” “Working my way back to You” and “Cupid.” Among their other hits were, “It’s a Shame,” “One of a Kind Love Affair,” “I’m Coming Home” and “Love Don’t Love Nobody.”
Though the Spinners continue to perform today, of the original members of the group, Billy Harrison died due to complications from diabetes on February, 2, 2007 at the age of 67. A year later, Pervis Jackson died on August 25, 2008. Lead singer Bobby Smith died on March 16, 2013.[
The Spinners were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1999 and the Hit Parade Hall of Fame in 2011.