April 18, 2013 | Queensborough Community College
A One of a Kind (Love Affair) will be re-kindled when The Spinners, one of the biggest soul groups of the 70’s, will Make Such Sweet Music at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC), on Sunday, May 5 at 3:00 p.m.
The Spinners will enthrall the audience with crowd pleasing favorites including Cupid, I’ll Be Around, Could it be I’m Falling in Love, Games People Play and many more.
Sadly, Bobbie Smith, the lead singer of the group and the man who gave R&B its name, died recently on March 21, 2013.
Henry Fambrough is one of the founders and the last remaining original active member of The Spinners. He said that, “It’s very difficult to lose Bobbie— Bobbie’s voice can be heard on many of our award winning songs – he was the main singer. He had a different voice from all others and was the last piece of the puzzle when the group first started in 1954.” In fact, it was Bobbie Smith who came up with The Spinners, named after the popular spinning hubcaps on the tires of Cadillac cars.
The Spinners have acquired 12 gold records with hits on top of both the Pop and R&B charts. They continue to maintain a full touring schedule, performing in cities across the country and around the world.
“We like to perform at colleges because many of our fans tell us that they grew up with our music and it inspired them through their college years,” said Henry. When asked how he felt about entertaining fans at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center at Queensborough Community College, he said, “we’re very excited—the name sounds good—it has a nice ring to it.”
“Living history will light-up the stage and stir our emotions as we pay tribute to Bobbie Smith and the greatest R&B band ever formed,” said Susan Agin, Executive and Artistic Director, Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC).
Don’t let the high costs of shows in Manhattan, plus the cost of parking your car; stop you from seeing quality entertainment. QPAC’s excellent location, diverse schedule of events, reasonable ticket prices, free parking, beautiful theatre, infrared listening devices and exceptional service make it an excellent choice for a memorable outing.
Distinguished artists who have performed throughout the decades at QPAC include jazz legend Thelonius Monk; renowned dance choreographer Merce Cunningham; 60’s folksinger Judy Collins; and more recently Joan Rivers, Joel Grey, Robert Klein, Tommy Tune, Chita Rivera, Marvin Hamlisch, Mandy Patinkin, Dionne Warwick, Tony Orlando, Ben Vereen, Keith David, Andre De Shields, Larry Marshall and Norm Lewis.