The Spencer Davis Group had a number of successful single releases in their home country of Great Britain including “Keep On Running” and Somebody Help Me,” which both went to number one.
Their biggest hit in The United States came in early 1967 when “Gimme Some Lovin’ made it to the number seven position.
The group at the time featrured the Winwood Brothers. Muff Winwood was the bass player and fifteen year old Stevie was the keyboardist/vocalist. He also co-wrote the song.
Stevie Winwood’s raw vocal would propel the song to being ranked as the number 247 best song of all time by ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE.
Steve Winwood would go on to front Traffic, become a member of Blind Faith, and become a superstar in his own right. Spencer Davis still tours with the group that bears his name.