Today's piece of Lost Jewelry from the Vaults at Oldiez 93 for Tuesday, November 24th, 2015 comes from The Ohio Players!
On July 31st, 1976, "Who'd She Coo?" entered Billboard's Top 40 and made its way up to #18, not a great showing, but it spent 10 weeks in the chart, as long as many that made it to #1, which is where it went on the R&B chart, spending one week at the top of that chart.
The Ohio Players, an R&B/funk band from Dayon, Ohio, featured Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner, Walter "Junie" Morrison, Marvin Pierce, Ralph "Pee Wee" Middlebrooks, Andrew Noland, Norman Napier, Marshall "Rock" Jones and Greg Webster. Morrison, Noland, Napier and Webster left in early 1974 and were replaced by Clarence "Satch" Satchell, Billy Beck and James "Diamond" Williams. Satchell died of a brain aneurysm on December 30th, 1995 at the age of 55.
The Ohio Players placed eight songs in the Top 40 between 1974 and 1976, including two #1s and four Gold Records.