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Get ready to groove Saturday night

One of the country’s classic rhythm and blue groups is making a stop in Fayetteville this weekend. The Spinners bring their cool sound to the Southern Ground Amphitheater Saturday. The opening act starts at 8 p.m and the main show starts at 9 p.m.
According to the band’s website, The Spinners in 1972 signed with Atlantic Records and teamed up with producer Thom Bell, setting into motion their career. Some of their hit singles on Atlantic include “Mighty Love,” “Then Came You,” “I’ll Be Around, “One Of A Kind (Love Affair),” “Games People Play,” and “Could It Be.” In 1979, The Spinners completed their first collaboration with producer Michael Zager, and by early 1980, the single, “Working My Way Back to You,” was topping pop and R&B charts giving the group its 12th gold record.
The “Love Trippin” album’s release included “The Cupid Medley,” one of the fastest selling records in The Spinners career. The follow-up album, “Labor of Love,” featured such stand- out tunes as “Yesterday Once More,” and “Long Live Soul Music.” With the release of “Can’t Shake This Feeling,” their fourth LP in just over two years, the quintet entered a brand new phase of their remarkable career as they joined the award winning producing/ writing/playing team of James Mtume and Reggie Lucas. Other past releases include songs on the motion picture soundtracks of “Twins and Spaceballs,” and a single on Arista Records, a duet with Dionne Warwick entitled “Then Came You.”
The Spinners have six Grammy nominations and have performed twice during the awards ceremony. They received a Black Gold Award from Dick Clark for their many achievements in the recording industry, and they have been awarded the Rhythm and Blues Foundation Award for their contribution to R & B. The group has performed for presidents, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and has appeared in numerous network and cable television specials paying tribute to the music of the 70s. For tickets, visit http://villagesamphitheater.tix.com/Event.asp?Event=544006

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