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.
Amazing he was only 17 when Winwood wrote and sang this. What a classic song start – the bass kind and then the keys come in
At 73 he has to be one of the youngest rock stars living from the 1960’s.
A great song- all three, ‘I’m A Man, Keep On Running, Gimmie Some Lovin’, like a musical locomotive- get on board or get out of the way.
One of my favorite songs of the 1960s. I wrote a post about it last year.
If this song couldn’t get you on the dance floor, you were sitting there dead. Winwood is great.
So good, Hans! This song always makes me happy. I just never get tired of Winwood’s voice and his growling Hammond B3 – just awesome!
Essential. Steve is so good. Great choices Hans. Again, this could of been one of my draft picks.
Steve Wynwood’s definitely a member of my Superstar All Star band. On another note, I’m sorry your Steelers chose to go with Ben this year. That probably means the Browns will go 2-0 against them this year.