Thursday, June 20, 2024

RIP Great Blues Rocker Spencer Davis, His Group with Stevie Winwood Produced Classic Hits “Gimme Some Lovin'”,”I’m a Man”


Spencer Davis has died age 81 from a heart attack at his home in California.

Well, I cannot tell you what The Spencer Davis Group meant to me. “Gimme Some Lovin'” featuring Stevie Winwood and his brother Muff Winwood is a high point of all of rock and roll. So is “I’m a Man.” There is nothing you can compare this with now. I feel like a part of my childhood died.

Spencer Davis was Welsh, but lived in northern California because when you’re a great rock star, you need sunshine and warmth. Rest in peace. You gave us great gifts.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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