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Spencer Davis

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A Welsh guitarist, harmonica participant, and vocalist, Spencer Davis became among the elder statesmen of mid-’60s Uk rock. Within the Spencer Davis Music group, which produced in Birmingham in 1963, Davis have scored chart-topping strikes on both edges from the Atlantic, including “Continue Working” and “Someone Help Me” within the U.K. and a set of TOP singles, “Gimme Great Lovin'” and “I’m a guy,” in america. The music group — which also highlighted a teenaged Stevie Winwood on vocals, acoustic guitar, and body organ, Muff Winwood (Stevie’s sibling) on bass, and Pete York on drums — continuing to mix industrial pop music and blues-inspired R&B before Winwoods departed in 1967. Influenced by American blues music artists, including Leadbelly and Muddy Waters, Davis remaining a career like a university English professor to create the Tempo & Blues Quartet. After carrying out some gigs at Birmingham nightclub, the Golden Eagle Pub, the group became the club’s citizen band. Immediately after adding regular Wednesday night sessions in the Marquee in London with their routine, they transformed their name towards the Spencer Davis Group. Although he briefly held the band collectively following a departure from the Winwood siblings and documented two minor strikes, “Mr. Second Course” and “Period Vendor,” Davis disbanded the group. Following a brief stint playing alongside guitarist Alun Davies, then relocated to California in 1970. Staying active like a musician, he documented a single recording that quickly went of print, created a fresh blues-pop band known as Davis, York, Hardin & Fenwick in 1973, and released an acoustic blues music group with Richard Landis and Peter Jameson. For a lot of the remainder from the ’70s and early ’80s, Davis proved helpful behind the moments. After serving being a consultant for the California video firm, he proved helpful as an unbiased manufacturer and publicist for Isle Information, where he helped to steer the early professions of Robert Palmer and Bob Marley, and offered as mind of A&R for a little Hollywood-based indie label. Furthermore to recording an extraordinary single record, Crossfire, featuring visitor performances by Dusty Springfield, Flo & Eddie and Booker T. Jones, he created the Spokane, WA-based group USK and Canada’s Downchild Blues Music group. Forming a fresh version from the Spencer Davis Group in 1984, Davis toured through the entire United States, European countries, and the center East. By 1987, the group averaged a lot more than 100 displays per year. Davis appeared being a visitor during concerts with the Pleased Deceased, Gary U.S. Bonds, Levon Helm, Bruce Springsteen, Peter “Herman” Noone, Downchild, and Alvin Lee. Signing up for with ex-Iron Butterfly and Blues Picture guitarist/vocalist Mike Pinera, ex-Rare Globe drummer/vocalist Peter Rivera, and ex-Sugarloaf bassist/vocalist Jerry Corbetta, Davis produced the Classic Rock and roll All Superstars in 1993. Through the 2 yrs that he caused the group, Davis was presented on an recording, Two times Live and performed in THE UNITED STATES and Japan. Davis’ unique songs were presented in such movies as Iron Eagle, Big Chill, Mr. Future, Times of Thunder, Mr. Holland’s Opus, and Notting Hill. He documented numerous marketing jingles within the middle-’90s and made an appearance inside a co-starring part on the tv screen comedy Wedded with Children. The next decade noticed him continuining to record fresh material, as well as the single effort UP TO NOW was released in 2008.

Quick Facts


Full Name Spencer Davis
Profession Multi-instrumentalist
Nationality British
Music Groups The Spencer Davis Group, Rockamovya
Music Songs Gimme Me Some Lovin’, Keep On Running, I'm A Man, Gimme Some Lovin', Somebody Help Me, Waltz For Lumumba, When a Man Loves a Woman, Generation Sun Ska, Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out, This Hammer, Strong Love, Don't Want You No More, Love Is on a Roll, When I Come Home, Every Little Bit Hurts, Such a Good Woman, Look Away, Stevie’s Blues, Let Me Down Easy, Dust My Blues, After Tea, Blues in F, It Hurts Me So, Time Seller, My Babe, Mean Woman Blues, Moonshine, Stevie’s Groove, Georgia on My Mind, High Time Baby, Dimples, Neighbour, Neighbour
Albums Their First LP, The Second Album, Autumn '66, With Their New Face On, Gluggo, The Best of The Spencer Davis Group Featuring Stevie Winwood, Eight Gigs a Week: The Steve Winwood Years, Living In A Back Street, Live Anthology 1965-1968, Live At Blues Garage 2006, Funky, 24 Hours, Gimme Some Lovin’, Keep On Running, Time Seller, I Can't Get Enough of It, Mulberry Bush, Official Bootleg, I’m a Man, Live In Manchester 2002, 40th Anniversary: Keep on Running, Discovery Vaults, Taking Time Out: Complete Recordings 1967-1969, The Great Spencer Davis Group Live!, Greatest Hits, So Far, The Spencer Davis Group, Spencer Davis Group, The Spencer Davis Group - Spotlight On The Spencer Davis Group
Movies The Ghost Goes Gear, Magical Mystery Tour, 60's Rock 'n' Roll Jukebox


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Match of the Day: Euro 2016 2016 TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
Britain's Got Talent 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Love Records: Anna mulle Lovee 2016 writer: "Anna mulle lovee Gimme Some Lovin'"
2015 FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Late Show with David Letterman 2010-2015 TV Series writer - 4 episodes
One Hit Wonderland 2015 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The Age of Adaline 2015 writer: "Gimme Some Lovin'"
Rugby League World Cup 2013 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Jimi: All Is by My Side 2013 writer: "Gimme Some Lovin'"
Rush 2013/I writer: "Gimme Some Lovin" - as Spencer Davies
Dancing with the Stars 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
White Heat 2012 TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
Formula 1: BBC Sport 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Criminal Minds 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Soul Surfer 2011 writer: "Gimme Some Lovin"
Dancing Stars 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
20 to 1 2010 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Wild Hogs 2007 writer: "Gimme Some Lovin'"
The Fear (El Miedo) 2006 writer: "Gimme Some Loving" extract
Australian Idol 2004-2005 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Estradilla: Senaattori ja Boheemi 2005 TV Movie documentary "Anna mulle lovee"
Flight of the Phoenix 2004 writer: "Gimme Some Lovin'"
Little Black Book 2004 writer: "Gimme Some Lovin'"
Kopps 2003 writer: "GIMME SOME LOVIN'" - as S. Davis
Party at the Palace: The Queen's Concerts, Buckingham Palace 2002 TV Movie documentary writer: "Gimme Some Lovin'" - as Spencer Davis Group
Notting Hill 1999 writer: "GIMME SOME LOVIN'"
Edtv 1999 writer: "Gimme Some Lovin'"
Jack Frost 1998 writer: "Gimmie Some Lovin'"
Sleepers 1996 writer: "Gimme Some Lovin'"
Striptease 1996 writer: "Gimme Some Lovin'"
Operation Dumbo Drop 1995 writer: "GIMME SOME LOVIN'"
Jack the Bear 1993 writer: "Gimme Some Lovin'"
Mr. Destiny 1990 writer: "GIMME SOME LOVIN'"
Days of Thunder 1990 writer: "Gimme Some Lovin'"
Iron Eagle II 1988 writer: "Gimme Some Lovin"
Hot Splash 1988 writer: "Gimme Some Lovin'"
Crime Story 1988 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Hamburger Hill 1987 writer: "Gimme Some Lovin'"
Queen Live at Wembley '86 1986 TV Movie documentary writer: "Gimme Some Lovin'"
Iron Eagle 1986 writer: "Gimme Some Lovin"
Firstborn 1984 as S. Davis, "Gimme Some Lovin'"
Body and Soul 1984 TV Movie writer: "Gimme Some Lovin'"
The Big Chill 1983 writer: "Gimme Some Lovin'"
The Blues Brothers 1980 writer: "GIMME SOME LOVIN'"
Olivia Newton-John: Hollywood Nights 1980 TV Special writer: "Gimme Some Lovin'"
Her Name Was Lisa 1980 writer: "Gimme Some Lovin'" - uncredited
Who'll Stop the Rain 1978 writer: "GIMME SOME LOVIN'"

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Queen Live at Wembley '86 1986 TV Movie documentary composer: song "Gimme Some Lovin'"
Magpie 1968 TV Series documentary musician - as The Murgatroyd Band

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Magical Mystery Tour 1967 TV Movie Passenger on the Bus (uncredited)

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Good Day L.A. 2013 TV Series Himself
Turn It Up! 2013 Documentary Himself
Breakfast 2009 TV Series Himself - Singer
Magical Mystery Tour Memories 2008 Video documentary Himself
Married with Children 1992 TV Series Himself
Golden Age of Rock'n'Roll 1991 TV Series documentary Himself
20 Years After: A Woodstock Reunion 1989 Video Himself (as Spencer Davis Group)
Na sowas! 1986 TV Series Himself
The Midnight Special 1978 TV Series Himself
The Virginia Graham Show 1971 TV Series Himself
Time for Blackburn 1968 TV Series Himself
All Systems Freeman 1968 TV Series Himself - Guest Critic
Meeting Point 1968 TV Series documentary Himself
Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush 1968 Himself (as The Spencer Davis Group)
Playboy - Playgirl - Playtime 1967 TV Movie Himself - Musician (as The Spencer Davis Group)
The Spencer Davis Group 1967 TV Movie documentary Himself
Ready, Steady, Go! 1965-1966 TV Series Himself
The Ghost Goes Gear 1966 Himself
Beat! Beat! Beat! 1966 TV Series Himself - Musician
Hör hin, schau zu! 1966 TV Series Himself - Musician
Thank Your Lucky Stars 1965-1966 TV Series Himself
Juke Box Jury 1966 TV Series Himself - Panellist
Go Go Mania 1965 Himself (as Spencer Davis Group)

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Beat-Club 1966 TV Series Himself - Musician

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