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Died On This Date (July 13, 1984) Philippe Wynne / The Spinners

Posted by themusicsover on July 13, 2010

Philippe Wynne
April 3, 1941 – July 13, 1984

wynnePhilippe Wynne is best remembered as a one-time lead singer for the Spinners during the band’s hit-making years of the ’70s.  Prior to the Spinners, Wynne briefly sang in Bootsy Collins’ Pacesetters and James Brown’s JBs.  With the Spinners, Wynne sang lead on such hits as “Could It Be I’m Falling In Love,” “One Of A Kind Love Affair,” and “The Rubberband Man.”  Wynne left the group in 1977 and briefly sang in George Clinton’s Parliament.  Phillipe Wynne died the day after he suffered a heart attack while performing on stage in Oakland, California.  He was 43.

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2 Responses to “Died On This Date (July 13, 1984) Philippe Wynne / The Spinners”

  1. Insurance Telemarketing said

    Phillipe “Soul” Wynne was such a great singer. Check him out on Spinners Live album doing “How Could I Let You Get Away”. He does a tribute to the way Sam Cooke, Otis Redding and Al Green would have sung it. Then he sings it in his own style. The crowd does beserk. The Spinners songs had great melodies, terrific production by Thom Bell, and were warm, soulful music. Wynne put them over the top with his stellar singing, especially when he traded lead with Bobby Smith who also had such a sweet voice.

    • john kelly said

      Saw phillipe ‘Soul’ Wynne ,twice with the Spinners in the 1970s . His style would blow your mind!The Spinners were his natural home.,,,,, RIP

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