Spinners’ Jackson Dies

Pervis Jackson, 70, who sang baritone for the Spinners, died at Sinai Grace Hospital in Detroit just days after being diagnosed with brain and liver cancer August 18.

One of the founding members of the group, Jackson started out with the Spinners in the ‘50s, but it wasn’t until the ‘70s that the group scored a string of R&B hits.

Jackson continued touring with the Spinners throughout the years, performing as recently as last month in La Habra, Calif.