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Thread #51897   Message #1122192
Posted By: Bernard
23-Feb-04 - 07:46 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Black and White ('The ink is black...)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Ink is Black (Black and White)
The confusion with two bands called 'The Spinners' was resolved amicably in the early days - the 'American Spinners' were known as 'The Detroit Spinners' when touring over here, and the 'English Spinners' were known as 'The Liverpool Spinners' when touring the US.

Hughie Jones explained this when he was interviewed by Alio on 'Sounds of Folk' last year on BBC GMR. Hope that clears things up!

I certainly remember the Liverpool Spinners' version of Black and White - I even used to sing it myself!