Spencer Davis, singer
Singer ~ Guitarist
Spencer Davis Group
birth name: Spencer David Nelson Davies

Spencer Davis

July 17, 1942, Swansea, England

His early musical influences were skiffle, jazz, and blues, the mainstays of popular music in the early 1960s. Influential artists include Big Bill Broonzy, Huddy Ledbetter, Buddy Holly, Davy Graham, John Martyn, Alexis Korner and Long John Baldry. By the time he was sixteen Davis was hooked on the guitar and the American rhythm and blues music making its way across the Atlantic. With few opportunities to hear R&B in south Wales, Davis sought out any performance that came to town. When he heard a Dixieland band perform a skiffle version of the R&B song John Henry, Davis formed a band called The Saints, with Bill Perks, who later changed his name to Bill Wyman. ~ Wikipedia: Spencer Davis ~ retrieved April 24, 2014 © Wikipedia

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July 17, 1971 ~ Billboard Hot 100 ~ #3 (6) James Taylor, You've Got A Friend ~ #2 (2) the Raiders, Indian Reservation (The Lament Of the Cherokee Indian) ~ #1 (1) Carole King, It's Too Late/I Feel The Earth Move


Spencer Davis Group

Stevie was a 15-year old Birmingham schoolboy when he formed a band with his brother Muff and their mate Spencer. Muff: “Spencer was the only one who enjoyed doing interviews, so I pointed out that if we called it the Spencer Davis Group, the rest of us could stay in bed and let him do them.” ~ Jeff Meshel's World: Spencer Davis Group/I'm A Man ~ April 11, 2012 © Jeff Meshel's World

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