19 March 2013 1:10 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Bobbie Smith, the original lead singer of the soul group The Spinners, has died. He was 76. Smith had been diagnosed with lung cancer this past November, and died of complications from pneumonia and influenza. Smith co-founded the Detroit group in 1954, landing its first solid hit with 1961’s “That’s What Girls Are Made For.” Other hits would soon follow, like the Stevie Wonder-written“It’s A Shame,” “I’ll Be Around,” “The Rubberband Man,” and “Could It Be I’m Falling In Love,” which Smith sang lead on. Smith also sang lead on 1974’s “Then Came »

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