C. P. Spencer
|C. P. Spencer|
|Birth name||Crathman Plato Spencer|
|Born||January 13, 1938|
|Origin||Detroit, Michigan, U.S.|
|Died||October 20, 2004(aged 66)|
|Occupation(s)||Singer, songwriter, musician, record producer|
|Labels||Motown, Fantasy, Motorcity|
|Associated acts||Marvelettes, Beatles, Carpenters, The Spinners (U.S.), The Originals, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, David Ruffin, Jimmy Ruffin, Edwin Starr, Bobby Taylor & the Vancouvers|
C. P. Spencer (born Crathman Plato Spencer, January 13, 1938 – October 20, 2004) was an American musician, singer, songwriter and record producer for the Motown label in the late 1960s and early 1970s. He was a native of Detroit, Michigan. Best known for being a member of the Motown quartet The Originals. He was also an original member of both The Spinners and The Voice Masters.
C.P. Spencer died from a heart attack on October 20, 2004. As of April 2013, Originals' Hank Dixon is now the only surviving, and active, founding member of that original group; Spinners' Henry Fambrough is now the only surviving, and active, founding member of that group; Dixon and Lamont Dozier are the only surviving members of the Voice Masters.
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