SPINAL TAP formed in 1964 when good friends David St. Hubbins and Nigel Tufnel joined forces and formed The Originals. After finding out that there was already a group with that title, they would go through a series of name changes until finally joining up with bassist Ronnie Pudding and drummer John "Stumpy" Pepys, becoming The Thamesmen. After releasing two minor hit singles, 'Gimme Some Money' and 'Cups and Cakes,' Pudding left to form Pudding People and was replaced by Derek Smalls. With this line-up, the band recorded '(Listen to the) Flower People.' A surprise hit, the single went gold in the United Kingdom and the band toured worldwide.
SPINAL TAP's 1982 tour in support of the album 'Smell The Glove' was captured on film by director Marty Di Bergi resulting in the documentary "This Is Spinal Tap," which the band immediately labeled a "hatchet job" and "character assassination."
In 1992, when SPINAL TAP seemed almost forgotten, they re-formed and returned to the spotlight along with a new album Break Like The Wind . In 2007, the band reunited to play the Live Earth Concert at Wembley Stadium in London to show their support for Global Warming.
On June 30, 2009, SPINAL TAP will reunite once again for their 'One Night Only World Tour' at London's Wembley Arena.