The Ohio Players Induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

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The Ohio Players began as “The Ohio Untouchables” in 1959 and have thus made music for 61 years; and still scheduled to tour in 2021.  Yet with this rich legacy and genre molding influence, they have not been inducted into the prestigious, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.

Their illustrious career has produced (14) Top 20 hits, with (6) #1 songs, (2) #1 Pop albums at a time when the greatest collection of modern music legends performed, such as, The Beatles, Queen, Stevie Wonder, Elvis Presley, Elton John, Aretha Franklin, Jackson 5, Ray Charles and Frank Sinatra and many others.

They also scored (14) Gold and Platinum records with (3) consecutive Platinum albums (a feat unparalleled for Funk bands).

Several musicians have either sampled or covered Ohio Player songs i.e., Red Hot Chili Peppers, Justin Bieber, Snoop Dogg, Puff Daddy, Salt-N-Peppa, Too Short, Sound Garden, Paul Jackson Jr., Alex Bugnon and many others.

In addition, their music has been consistently used in television, movies and video games.  For example, the song, “Fire” in 2019, was used in Papa John’s Pizza and Toyota Rav4 commercials and several others as well.

Their songs also have appeared in many television shows, i.e., Black Lightning, Gotham, American Woman, Hell’s Kitchen, Beat Shazam with Jamie Foxx, House M.D., Bosch, The Bernie Mac Show, Malcom in the Middle, The Defiant Ones and Scandal.

Ohio Player songs have also appeared in many movies, i.e., The Italian Job, Ladder 49, Miss Congeniality 2, Final Destination 3, Romeo Must Die, Next Friday, Semi-Pro, Beavis and Butt-Head, Straight Outta Compton, Reindeer Games, Zodiac, Lords of Dogtown and Boogie Nights to name a few.

The song, “Funky Worm” appeared in the popular video game “Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas” and “Grand Theft Auto V.”

With these outstanding achievements The Ohio Players should be a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, the state they represent. 

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