Most often thought of as a Motown recording act, the classic R&B group The Spinners has never lost its universal appeal. Throughout the decades, they have sold millions of records and topped both the Pop and R&B charts with smash hits such as “I’ll Be Around,” “Games People Play,” “One of a Kind (Love Affair)” and “Then Came You.” Today, original member Henry Fambrough is joined onstage by Jessie Peck, Marvin Taylor, Ronnie Moss and CJ Jefferson; a soul-infused four-piece band, led by Keith Ferguson, backs them up. Inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1999, they have also been awarded the Rhythm and Blues Foundation Award for their contribution to the genre. The Spinners have performed for presidents, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and appeared in numerous network and cable television specials paying tribute to the music of the 1970s. Today, this legendary R&B group maintains a full touring schedule, performing for fans of all ages in sold-out houses around the world.
Legendary R&B vocal group Little Anthony & The Imperials has enjoyed one of the longest careers in any musical format. Formed in New York City in the 1950s, the group featured the distinctive high-octave and youthful-sounding vocals of lead singer Jerome Anthony “Little Anthony” Gourdine. The group’s first single, “Tears on My Pillow,” was a Top Five hit on both the pop and R&B charts, selling more than 1 million copies. The group followed up with another hit, “Shimmy Shimmy Ko Ko Bop.” A string of hits followed, cementing the group’s place in the world of soul and doo-wop music. Those include “I’m On The Outside (Looking In)," “Going Out Of My Head,” “Hurt So Bad” and “Take Me Back.” In 2009, Little Anthony & The Imperials were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and in 2018, they were inducted into the Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame in Detroit, Mich.
Since first teaming up with mega-hit producer Steve Barri (The Mamas & The Papas, Dusty Springfield) in 1965, The Grass Roots have charted 29 singles, 13 of which went Gold, followed by two Gold albums and one Platinum album. In the entire history of rock 'n’ roll, only nine bands have charted more hits on Billboard’s Hot 100 than The Grass Roots. The band has sold more than 20 million records worldwide, thanks to a steady stream of hits, including “Midnight Confessions,” “Sooner or Later,” “Temptation Eyes” and “Get It Together.” They continue to be a mainstay on classic rock radio stations across the country. The Grass Roots' current lineup includes Dusty Hanvey (lead guitar, vocals), Larry Nelson (keyboard, vocals), Joe Dougherty (drums) and Mark Dawson (lead vocals, bass).