The Ohio Players

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Ohio Players

The Ohio Players became a top 70’s Funk band, but started out in 1959 as the Ohio Untouchables.

A relative of the band started Lupine Records (based in Detroit) and got the band to back the Falcons for I Found a Love. as a result the Ohio Untouchables first 45 was Love Is Amazing.

1967 saw them re-christened as The Ohio Players. In 1969 they released “Here Today, Gone Tomorrow” ¬†for Capitol Records.

In the 1970s they moved into ‘Funk’ after being influenced by Sly Stone’s style (and dress sense too judging from the LP cover).

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