Steve Winwood left in to form Traffic before joining Blind Faiththen forging a career as a solo artist. Davis would restart the group two more times, without the involvement of the Winwood brothers, first in — for two more albums, and again starting insince when they have primarily been a touring act. He recruited them and Pete York on drums  to form the Rhythm and Blues Quartette, which performed regularly in the city.
Muff Winwood came up with the band's name, reasoning, "Spencer was the only one who enjoyed doing interviews, so I pointed out that if we called it the Spencer Davis Group, the rest of us could stay in bed and let him do them.
The group's first professional recording was a cover version of " Dimples ". At the end of they gained their first number one single with " Keep On Running ". By the end of and the beginning ofthe group released two more hits" Gimme Some Lovin' " and " I'm a Man ".
These tracks proved to be their two best-known successes, especially in the U. Jimmy Miller was their producer. The film would later be considered a mistake by Winwood.
This was followed by "Mr. Second-Class" in late which received heavy airplay on Radio Caroline at that time one of the two remaining pirate radio ships off the British coastand the album "With Their New Face On" in At that time Ray Fenwick had replaced Phil Sawyer. The group's last minor hit, "After Tea", was released at the same time by the German band The Rattlesproviding competition that led finally to a temporary stop to all activities of the band.
The group released the albums Gluggo and Living in a Back Street before once again disbanding. Davis continued working, however, producing some jazz -oriented albums in the late s and early s.
The band re-formed inalthough only Davis and Hardin remained from the s group line-ups. The Spencer Davis Group — particularly its incarnation with Steve Winwood — proved to be influential, with many of the band's songs covered by other artists over the years.
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