Curtis was a ex-disk jockey and owner of the VIP Lounge in Phoenix who made the Spiders the house band in the mid sixties. He also financed the first band recordings.
"The deal that Jack Curtis gave us was quite good for a group that hadn't been playing more than a year. We had steady employment at $500 a weekend and Curtis even sponsored the recording of a single on his own label. It was called "Why Don't You Love Me?" and Curtis pressed fifty copies of it. The group bought twenty-five of them and the rest rotted in a Phoenix record store".