70s music

Bobbie Smith: The Signature Voice of The Spinners

Posted on 03/29/2013 by |Who's News | Comments

LegacyWhen a silky smooth tenor named Bobbie Smith, who died on March 16 at age 76 in Orlando, and three of his friends from Ferndale High in Detroit decided to form an R&B singing group in 1956, they initially called themselves the Domingoes, but ditched that name because others found it too difficult to spell. Instead, at the suggestion of Smith, a lifelong car buff, they began calling themselves The Spinners, a name that referred to high-end hubcaps. That would prove …

Leroy ‘Sugarfoot’ Bonner: 5 Facts About the ’70s Funk Legend

Posted on 01/29/2013 by |Who's News | Comments

Bulletin Today | EntertainmentIf you grew up in the 1970s and loved to cruise around in your parents’ car with your buddies, getting down to some funk music on the AM radio, the words to the Ohio Players’ “Fire” probably are still seared into your frontal lobes. The way you walk and talk really sets me off To a full alarm, child, yes, it does The way you squeeze and tease, knocks me to my knees ‘Cause I’m smokin’, baby, baby Everything about the OPs …