British rocker Spencer Davis, best known for hits ‘Gimme Some Lovin’ and ‘I’m a Man’ passed away at the age of 81.
The founder of The Spencer Davis Group, died from pneumonia on 19 October 2020, in Los Angeles. The devastating news was delivered by his booking agent and friend Bob Birk. Birk told to BBC:
“He was a very good friend. He was a highly ethical, very talented, good-hearted, extremely intelligent, generous man. He will be missed.”
According to news obtained by USA Today, the multi-instrument musician passed away in a hospital while being treated for his disease.
Davis co-wrote ‘Gimme Some Lovin’ the biggest hit of the band formed in 1963, consisted of Steve Winwood, Muff Winwood, and Pete York. He played rhythm guitar in The Spencer Davis Group and sang lead vocals.
The rocker, who formed a band called The Saints with Bill Wyman, effectively ended the band with his passing.
Once the news regarding his passing spread, Steve Winwood, who was the key member of The Spencer Davis Group, released the following statement through his personal website in order to pay tribute to his former bandmate:
“He was definitely a man with a vision, and one of the pioneers of the British invasion of America in the sixties. I never went to the U.S. with Spencer, but he later embraced America, and America embraced him.”
Winwood also thanked the late star by saying that he felt that Davis was influential in setting him on the road to becoming a professional musician.
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