100 Great Songs From The British Invasion: ‘Gimme Some Lovin’- Spencer Davis Group. The Spencer Davis Group was formed in Birmingham, England in 1963 after Spencer Davis ran into a 14 year old vocalist and organist named Steve Winwood and Winwood’s bass playing brother Muff performing at a pub. The bands first album would come out in 1965. They had 2 #`1 hits in the UK ‘Keep On Running’ and ‘I”m A Man’ before they had a hit single in the US- in late 1966 with ‘Gimme Some Lovin’- which would be their biggest American hit. Steve Winwood was only 17 when he co-wrote and sang ‘Gimme Some Lovin’- I always thought he sounded older- kind of like Alex Chilton who was sixteen when he sang the #1 hit for The Box Tops -‘The Letter.’ In 1967 Steve Winwood would leave The Spencer Davis Group and at the end of the decade The Spencer Davis Group would disband. The Blues Brothers would do a fine cover of ‘Gimme Some Lovin” for The Blues Brothers movie- and the single would go to #18 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Single: ‘Gimme Some Lovin’- The Spencer Davis Group/ Written by Steve Winwood, Spencer Davis and Muff Winwood/ Record Company- United Artists/ Recorded June and September 1966/ Time: 2:58/ Released on October 28, 1966/ Peaked at #7 in US Billboard Hot 100, #2 in UK Singles Chart.