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Birth Place: Birmingham, England
Years Active: 1963 - 1968, 2006 -
Genres: Beat, British Invasion, Psychedelic Rock

The Spencer Davis Group is a beat group that formed in Birmingham, England in the1960s. Guitarist Spencer Davis formed the band with the Winwood brothers – vocalist and organist Steve Winwood and bassist Muff Winwood – and Pete York who played drums. Of note are the hits: “Somebody Help Me,” “Keep on Running,” “I'm a Man” and “Gimme Some Lovin',” which peaked at #2 in the U.K. Singles Chart and #7 on the Billboard Chart. The group got their professional start picking up gigs in and around Birmingham, originally calling themselves the Rhythm and Blues Quartette. The group came to the attention of music producer Chris Blackwell, who spotted them playing in a local club. A... Continue Bio >>

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