Spencer Davis Death – Dead :Obituary : Spencer Davis has died in hospital in California aged 81.
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Spencer Davis has died in hospital in California aged 81.
Spencer Davis, the multi-instrumentalist and leader of the band that bore his name, has died at the age of 81. The Spencer Davis Group recorded such hits as “Gimme Some Lovin’ ” and “I’m a Man.” Davis wasn’t the lead singer on either song though, giving that job to a teenage Steve Winwood.
Davis died Monday while being treated for pneumonia, according to his tour manager and friend, Bob Birk, who worked with the musician for decades. NPR News Reported.
Very sad news – RIP Spencer Davies, the Swansea-born chart-topper who had hits with Gimme Some Lovin’ and Keep on Running:
“The multi-instrumentalist star of The Spencer Davis Group which had two No 1 hits in the mid-60s, has died. He was 81.”https://t.co/nJFP61oRaG pic.twitter.com/9zPq4mTqPq
— Mark Rees (@reviewwales) October 20, 2020
One of the best days of shooting music was the day I got to shoot #spencerdavis and #marthadavis on same day… stroke of luck that I am doubly happy I had chance to get.. after hearing this. #RIPSpencerDavis https://t.co/TZVWW1AqaC
— Eden Lake (@EdenLake) October 21, 2020
RIP Spencer Davis. When I was in LA interviewing expat Brits for @VanityFair’s oral history of the British Invasion, he suggested that I catch a helicopter from Long Beach to his place on Catalina. He greeted me in a vintage MiniCooper, wearing flip flops. Sunniest Welshman ever. https://t.co/Resvoq7JAy
— David Kamp (@MrKamp) October 21, 2020
Patti Murray Lucas wrote
Rest Peacefully, Spencer….Thanks for the music!!
Richard Lake wrote
Saw Spencer Davis Group in the 60’s just before Stevie Winwood left, sorry to hear the news
Sandra Luther wrote
Yes my biggest condolences to your family and your friends in the acting and singing world.
Nancy Lynn Martin wrote
Very sorry for your loss…sending prayers your way.
David Rees Jones wrote
RIP Spencer Davies couple of great singles in the sixties great album as well with the great Stevie Winwood on lead vocals,Swansea boy as well
Margaret Andrews-Mead wrote
Rest in peace Spencer Davis condolences and much respect.
Juris Rozentals wrote
Sad. Great band. And introduced Steve Winwood. RIP Mr. Davis sir.
Malcolm Warner wrote
RIP Spencer, the leader of one of the great 60s groups.
Tony Spurway wrote
Great guy. R I P. Made some of the best music of the 60s.
Clive Hammond wrote
Sad. I loved to go The St. Matthews Baths Ipswich to see them in the early 60’s. Part of growing up in that time.
David Holmes wrote
Sad day booked the SDG in 1967 for The Brighton Rag Ball at The Hotel Metropole may have been the last gig Steve Windwood played with them Sad sad day but Spencer has come home and is safe now.
Derek Markham wrote
RIP Spencer, thanks for so many memories. You and your brilliant band kicked off my appreciation of great music through the years.
Ellen Cooper wrote
I hope you’re up there playin music with all the other greats who’ve left us!
John Harding wrote
Oh no! I know it’s not much admired generally, but I love their duet. The orchestration is very sensuous.
Gerry Giffen wrote
First group I ever tour managed 1964 . Great bunch of guys ! R. I.P. Spencer.
Alison Dunnington wrote
All the great oldies going now!! So sad, but wonderful memories of happier times!RIP x
Alan Evans wrote
Yet another icon from the fabulous sixties has gone. So sad, so few left now.