Tuesday, February 06, 2007
Billy Henderson (1940 - 2007)
Billy Henderson, long time member of popular R&B vocal group the Spinners died this morning as a result of complications with diabetes. The Spinners were one the major acts of the 70s and 80s. In the early seventies the group had only marginal success with the talent laden Motown stable. One their last recordings, the Stevie Wonder written and produced "It's A Shame" became a major hit. The Spinners sought greener pastures at Atlantic Records where they enjoyed their greatest success with hits like "Rubberband Man' , "Then Came You" and ""(They Just Can't Help It)The Games People Play".