Bobbie Smith

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 …