The Originals

City: 
Detroit
Region: 
MI
Country: 
USA
Years Active: 
1966–1982, 2006–present
Members: 

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The Originals were a successful Motown R&B and soul group during the late 1960s and the 1970s, most notable for the hits "Baby I'm For Real", "The Bells" and the disco classic, "Down to Love Town". Formed in 1966, the group originally consisted of bass singer Freddie Gorman (one of the writers of Marvelettes, Beatles and Carpenters hit "Please Mr. Postman"), baritone (and the group's founder) Walter Gaines, and tenors C.P. Spencer and Hank Dixon. Ty Hunter replaced Spencer when he left to go solo in the early 1970s. They had all previously sung in other Detroit groups, C.P. having been an original member of the (Detroit) Spinners and Ty having sung with Scherrie Payne in the group Glass House.

Discography

Released: 1967
Released: 1968
Released: 1969
Released: 2004

Concerts

Event Datesort descending Venue City Region Country
Recording Session 12/04/1968 Motown Studios Detroit Michigan USA
WCHB Christmas Show 12/21/1968 Fox Theatre Detroit Michigan USA
Motortown Revue 12/25/1968 Fox Theatre Detroit Michigan USA
Motortown Revue 12/26/1968 Fox Theatre Detroit Michigan USA
Motortown Revue 12/27/1968 Fox Theatre Detroit Michigan USA
Motortown Revue 12/28/1968 Fox Theatre Detroit Michigan USA
Motortown Revue 12/29/1968 Fox Theatre Detroit Michigan USA
Motortown Revue 12/30/1968 Fox Theatre Detroit Michigan USA
Motortown Revue 12/31/1968 Fox Theatre Detroit Michigan USA
Motortown Revue 01/01/1969 Fox Theatre Detroit Michigan USA
Recording Session 01/14/1969 Motown Studios Detroit Michigan USA
Recording Session 02/15/1969 Motown Studios Detroit Michigan USA
WCHB Christmas Show 12/20/1969 Fox Theatre Detroit Michigan USA
The Originals 02/05/1971 20 Grand Detroit Michigan USA
The Originals 02/06/1971 20 Grand Detroit Michigan USA
The Originals 02/12/1971 20 Grand Detroit Michigan USA
The Originals 02/13/1971 20 Grand Detroit Michigan USA
The Originals 04/16/1971 20 Grand Detroit Michigan USA
The Originals 04/17/1971 20 Grand Detroit Michigan USA
The Originals 04/23/1971 20 Grand Detroit Michigan USA
The Originals 04/24/1971 20 Grand Detroit Michigan USA
The Originals 08/13/1971 Phelps Lounge Detroit Michigan USA
The Originals 08/14/1971 Phelps Lounge Detroit Michigan USA
The Originals 08/20/1971 Phelps Lounge Detroit Michigan USA
The Originals 08/21/1971 Phelps Lounge Detroit Michigan USA

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