The Ohio Players are an American national treasure; a band that truly broke the mold and changed the face of music forever. The Player’s music is pure and organic, the loose free form rhythms, those classy horns, the sharp keys, the tight drums, the funky licks, the progressive, erotic album covers. It’s fair to say Ohio Players are one of the greatest bands of all time. During their heights they produced 17 Top 40 hits, with several platinum and gold selling albums, including masterpiece songs such as ‘Skin Tight’, ‘Fire’, ‘Love Rollercoaster’ and ‘Who’d She Coo?’.
As 2021 is coming to an end the Ohio Players will be going back on tour early next year. In the meantime, we would love to have your support on signing this petition to get the Ohio Players in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. With their outstanding achievements the Ohio Players should be a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, the state they represent. With enough signatures, we can help spread this petition with the word of mouth and get an acknowledgement from the nominating committee.
2022 marks the 50th anniversary of two breakthrough albums from the Players albums ‘Pain‘ and ‘Pleasure‘, both released in 1972 on the Westbound label.
The Pleasure album featured the song ‘Funky Worm‘, and that song paved the way for the next generation of Hip-Hop artists who sampled it. Samples of their music have enhanced the careers of Snoop Dogg, Dr Dre, Ice Cube, Ice-T, Beastie Boys, Public Enemy, Jay-Z, Outkast, Notorious BIG, 2Pac, Mary J Blige and a great many others. Their songs have also been covered by a vast array of artists including Red Hot Chili Peppers, and jazz musicians Alex Bugnon and Paul Jackson JR. Their songs are so popular that it has been covered in the last 48 years, especially the song “Fire” which is still used today in commercials, television shows, and movies.
With your signature we can start a “Fire” and get the Ohio Players inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!
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