R&B’s The Spinners Donate Outfits To Detroit’s Motown Museum
Way back in 1960, Henry Fambrough and the rest of his friends would walk through the doors and studios of Motown Records, originally The Domingoes, the group was formed in 1954 just north of Detroit in Ferndale. In 1964, The Spinners joined Motown Records. They would leave the state of Michigan and sign with Atlantic Records, which is where most of their known hits were produced.
After getting all the glory for hits like "Could It Be I’m Falling In Love,” “Then Came You,” “The Rubberband Man” and “Mighty Love" the Spinners are looking to show gratitude to the ones who gave them their first shot. Then came you would reach number 1 on the Billboard 100 in i1974. Without Motown Records giving them an initial deal we may have never known the Spinners, now Motown can tell the story forever and showcase some fits.
Fambrough would return to Detroit and Motown Records to tour what is now Studio A in the Motown Museum and he explains how he used to dream of Motown Records and in the early days of his career, he had convinced his wife that he was at the studio and not out cheating on her.
They would go on to earn 18 gold and platinum albums while also being a 2023 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, which lists all 5 of the band's members. A list of songs and accomplishments, including their first Motown hit, "It's a Shame" which peaked at 14 on the billboards, will be shown in the exhibit alongside 375 worn performance outfits and over 200 pairs of shoes from the group.