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Posted By: Bernard
16-Jan-07 - 01:57 PM
Thread Name: What ever happened to the Spinners ?
Subject: RE: Origins: What ever happened to the Spinners ?
I've never denied that the Spinners kick-started me into performing. Well, I have to blame somebody!! ;o)

Hughie Jones is still gigging - we had him as a guest at the Open Door (Oldham) last year, and he hasn't lost any of the fire or enthusiasm.

Hughie explained that Cliff Hall lives in Australia these days, Tony and Mick have been mentioned above, so I won't repeat it, and Jacqui McDonald occasionally gigs with Hughie. Jacqui (of Jacqui and Bridie) was in the Spinners prior to Cliff.

The reason why we have the Detroit Spinners over here, and the Liverpool Spinners over in the US is because of a contractual agreement to avoid confusion between two bands both called 'The Spinners', despite being completely different genres. At least, that's Hughie's story, and it sounds right enough.