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The Outfield Singer & Guitarist John Spinks Dead

Image courtesy of John Spinks, far right; Ebet Roberts/Redferns/Getty Images (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of John Spinks, far right; Ebet Roberts/Redferns/Getty Images (via ABC News Radio)

They were one of the hottest power pop bands of the 80s, and their monster hit “Your Love” was everywhere in 1986.  John Spinks , guitarist and songwriter for the British band The Outfield and the man who wrote that song, died of liver cancer Wednesday.  He was 60. 

A post on the band’s Facebook page announcing the death calls Spinks “a loving husband, inspirational father, doting grandfather and gifted songwriter.” 

Though it peaked at #6 on the Billboard Hot 100, “Your Love” is said to have been covered literally over 1,000 times, most recently by  Katy Perry and Bruno Mars .  The Outfield’s other hits include “Say It Isn’t So” and “All the Love in the World.”

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