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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