Pervis Jackson

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Pervis Jackson
The Spinners (1965).png
The Spinners in 1965, with Jackson at far right
Born (1938-05-17)May 17, 1938
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Died August 18, 2008(2008-08-18) (aged 70)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Occupation Singer
Years active 1954–2008
Known for Bass singer for The Spinners
Musical career
Instruments Vocals
Labels Motown
Associated acts The Spinners

Pervis Jackson (May 17, 1938 – August 18, 2008) was an American R&B singer, noted as the bass singer for The Spinners, and was one of the group's original members.

Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Jackson was perhaps best known for his line of "12:45" from the group's Billboard charting Top 10 hit "Games People Play", released in 1975.

Jackson was still a part of The Spinners up to his death from cancer at the age of 70, in Detroit, Michigan, on August 18, 2008.[1]


  1. ^ "Pervis Jackson, Bass Voice of the Spinners, Dies at 70". The New York Times. AP. August 21, 2008.

External links[edit]