From “I’ll Be Around” to “Could It Be I’m Falling In Love,” The Spinners recorded seven Top 10 hits between 1972 and 1980. On Friday, Aug. 31, the legendary group concludes the Cape May Summer Concert Series. The show takes place at Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave. in Cape May, beginning at 8 p.m.
After a brief stint at Motown, The Spinners signed with Atlantic Records in 1972, and the group topped the charts with the B-side of their first record. “I’ll Be Around,” the flip side of “How Could I Let You Get Away,” hit Number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100, Number 1 on the Billboard Hot Soul Singles and Number 1 on the Cashbox Top 100. The Spinners followed this million-selling single with a string of hits, including “Could It Be I’m Falling in Love,” “One of a Kind Love Affair” and “Mighty Love (Part 1).”
In 1974, the group’s collaboration with Dionne Warwick, “Then Came You,” reached Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. They hit the Top 10 twice in the next two years with “They Just Can’t Stop It (The Games People Play)” and “The Rubberband Man.” By the time the “Working My Way Back to You/Forgive Me Girl” medley topped pop and R&B charts in 1980, The Spinners had amassed a total of 12 gold records. They followed that smash with “Cupid/I’ve Loved You for a Long Time,” another Top 10 hit.
In recognition of their considerable accomplishments, the group was inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1999. With six Grammy nominations, a Rhythm and Blues Foundation Award and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, The Spinners are one of the most successful vocal groups of the last five decades.
Tickets are $48 for reserved seats and can be purchased in person at Cape May Convention Hall, 714 Beach Ave., or online at www.DiscoverCapeMayNJ.com. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/capemaycity and follow us on Twitter @capemaycity. For more information, call (609) 884-9565.