Happy Birthday to Philippe Wynne of the Spinners (April 3)

Philippé Wynne (April 3, 1941 – July 14, 1984) was one of the truly great vocalists of the 70s as part of arguably that decade's most popular traditional soul vocal group, the Spinners.  He entered the group after the hit "It's A Shame," when the Spinners left Motown for Atlantic Records and the legendary collaboration of the group with Thom Bell. A consummate performer, Wynne's humor and vocal impersonations became a centerpiece of the group's popular shows and led the group through several songs like "Rubberband Man" and "Sadie."

Philippé Wynne (April 3, 1941 – July 14, 1984) was one of the truly great vocalists of the 70s as part of arguably that decade's most popular traditional soul vocal group, the Spinners.  He entered the group after the hit "It's A Shame," when the Spinners left Motown for Atlantic Records and the legendary collaboration of the group with Thom Bell. A consummate performer, Wynne's humor and vocal impersonations became a centerpiece of the group's popular shows and led the group through several songs like "Rubberband Man" and "Sadie."

Despite an amazing run of hits during the 70s, as the decade wore on the hits slowed down and the relationship between Bell, the group and the mercurial Wynne began to deteriorate. Wynne ultimately left the group in 1977 to pursue a solo career, teaming with George Clinton and the Parliament/Funkadelic crew.  Sadly, he  died in 1984.

 
 
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