▶ Wild Cherry - "Play That Funky Music" - Wild Cherry was and American funk rock band. Rob Parissi (lead vocals & guitar) was raised in the steel mill town of Mingo Junction, Ohio. Parissi graduated from Mingo High School in 1968. Rob formed the band Wild Cherry in 1970 in Steubenville, Ohio. Lineup: Ben Difabbio (d,v), Louie Osso (g,l and bv), Larry Brown (b,lv), Larry Mader (k,l and b vocals), Ron Vallera (g,bv), Rob Parissi (lv,g).
"Play That Funky Music" is a funk rock song written by Rob Parissi, with his band, Wild Cherry. The original members were from Steubenville, Oh. The one-hit wonder is still played on oldies radio stations. (1970s)
"Play That Funky Music" by Vanilla Ice - a slight interpretation from the 76 version which was not credited but later won a copyright lawsuit; this was on the other side of the single "Ice Ice Baby" which was well received after a DJ decided to play that side instead; then this was re-released and charted at number four