Guitarist Spencer Davis has died on October 19, 2020, in a Los Angeles Hospital, from pneumonia, at the age of 81. He was born in Swansea, Wales in 1939, moved to Birmingham, England at 16, and formed the band The Saints with Bill Wyman (who would later be the bassist for the Rolling Stones) and also performed with Christine Perfect (McVie of Fleetwood Mac).
In 1963 Spencer would co-found The Spencer Davis Group with Steve and Muff Winwood. They had hits like Keep on Running, I’m a Man, Somebody Help Me, and Gimme Some Lovin’.
Steve Winwood would leave the band in 1967 to form Traffic and Spencer Davis would perform solo in the early ’70s. In the mid-70’s he moved back to England and re-formed a Spencer Davis Group. He has been performing ever since touring as recently as 2017.