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Edwards, Edgar “Chico” (??-3rd December 2011)

Tenor who was a member of The Domingoes in the late ‘50s before they became The Spinners.  He left them in 1960 and came back a year later, replacing George W. Dixon.

On his watch, The Spinners opened for Marvin Gaye at the Apollo and garnered rave reviews.  After this accomplishment, Motown wasted little time and effort promoting the band or their singles.  “I’ll Always Love You” reached a respectable #35 on the Billboard chart in 1965 and “Tomorrow May Never Come” and “Truly Yours” reached #8 and #16 on the R&B chart, respectively.  In 1967, he was replaced by G.C. Cameron.

He can be heard on The Chrome Collection and The Complete Motown Singles, Vol. 5:  1965.

Here’s “Tomorrow May Never Come” by The Spinners…