Outfield Guitarist John Spinks Dies
July 9, 2014 at 2:34 PM (PT)
ALL ACCESS has learned that guitarist/vocalist and songwriter JOHN SPINKS of the 80's Pop group THE OUTFIELD has died after a long battle with liver cancer.
The OUTFIELD's single "Your Love" achieved the #6 slot on the BILLBOARD HOT 100 as well as No. 7 on the Mainstream Rock Chart. The song also had the distinction of having over 1,000 covers and remixes released by other artists. The group also had Top 20 hits with their singles "Say It Isn't So" and "Everytime You Cry."
Former OUTFIELD Mgr. and RETRO REWIND Host DAVE HARRIS tells ALL ACCESS, "For me JOHN SPINKS epitomized songwriting and music. His undying love for it was unmatched. I think JOHN was master of the melody, his riffs gave the OUTFIELD life, his melodies made those songs memorable. As a teen I was a huge fan and inspired by them, as a man I got to manage them for a short while and tour with them. I saw firsthand how much JOHN loved music. It was an honor. He’ll be missed."