Boxden hiphop sports wild'ish games movies news eyecandy tech gear rides
trending now most viewers #top20 top yesterday all sections videos pics tracks headlines

Jan 28 - Ohio Players frontman 'Sugarfoot' Bonner dies

most watched this minute | see more
most viewed right now
241 viewing
 Video inside So 15 Million streams later.. Drake Back2Back Is A Club Banger
89 comments
most viewed right now
139 viewing
 Video inside NYC Club Boo's When Meek Mill Gets Played In Club
30 comments

top in section
65 viewing
 The 50 States if They Were Actually People in a Bar
top in wild'ish
top in section
81 viewing
 Image inside Would you fu-k Ronda Roussey?
top in eyecandy

people viewing this topic:   (0 members and 1 guests)  
 
 

let em know Share this on TwitterShare this on Facebook
 Jan 28 - Ohio Players frontman 'Sugarfoot' Bonner dies
Unread 3 years agoclass of '05 - away - #1
776 pageviews
13 comments


phantomnation 1215 heat pts1215 space
avatar space
Senior Member
space
$2,733 | POWERFUL

[pic - click to view]



CINCINNATI (AP) -- Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner, frontman for the hit-making funk music band the Ohio Players, has died. He was 69.

The Ohio Players, known for their brassy dance music, catchy lyrics and flamboyant outfits, topped music charts in the 1970s with hits such as "Love Rollercoaster," "Fire," "Skin Tight" and "Funky Worm."

A spokeswoman for a Newcomer Funeral Home in the Dayton suburb of Kettering said Monday morning that the family hadn't scheduled any public services. There was also a posting about his death on his current band's Facebook page. No other information was released immediately about his death Saturday.

Born in Hamilton, Ohio, Bonner teamed up in the 1960s with core members of a group called the Ohio Untouchables to form the Ohio Players. The band had a string of Top 40 hits in the mid-1970s and continued to perform for years after that. He had remained active in recent years with a spinoff band called Sugarfoot's Ohio Players.

"Humble yet charismatic, soft-spoken and of few words, the weight of his thoughts, lyrics and music has influenced countless other artists, songs and trends," stated a posting attributed as an "official family announcement" on the Facebook page of Sugarfoot's Ohio Players. "He will be missed but not forgotten as his legacy and music lives on."

Marshall Jones, the bass player and a founding member of the Ohio Players, called his bandmates "a bunch of the most creative people - especially Sugarfoot - that I have ever been around."

"It's kind of crazy," Jones, 72, told The a.ssociated Press of Bonner's death. "I'm still feeling fragile."

Jones said after years of playing music, the band's sudden stardom, with No. 1 singles and huge crowds in venues such as the Superdome in New Orleans, was stunning.

"I sit back now, and it was all a brilliant blaze," he said. "I think `Damn, did I do that?' It was just `Zoom!' That was a starburst. And like all things like that, it fizzles."

Jones said he, Bonner and other band members were delighted and flattered when "Love Rollercoaster" gained new fans through a 1990s cover by the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Bonner had said he learned about music in Hamilton, where he was the oldest of a large family, playing harmonica, learning guitar and sneaking into bars as an adolescent to play with adult musicians. He said he ran away from his home some 20 miles north of Cincinnati at age 14, and told the Hamilton JournalNews in 2009 that he had only gone back there once. He explained he had bad memories of growing up poor.

He wound up in Dayton, where he connected with the players who would form the band. Their lineup changed at times, but featured horns, bass, guitar, drums and keyboards.

"We were players. We weren't trying to be lead singers, but we became one of the first crossover singing bands," Bonner told the Dayton Daily News in a 2003 interview. He said he initially played with his back to the audience, because he didn't want to get distracted.

While the band used s3xual innuendo, Bonner said he didn't relate to some of the explicit lyrics and attitudes of later pop music and rap.

"There is nothing but the old school and the new fools," he said. "It's a shame the way these artists are preaching badness to a drum beat."


Source AP
Reply With Quote
2 peeps gave props to phantomnation $C-Brisc$ (01-29-2013) , hot topic  (01-28-2013)

13 comments for "Jan 28 - Ohio Players frontman 'Sugarfoot' Bonner dies"

- To post a comment, join the squad -


Unread 3 years agoclass of '04 - away - #2
CA$H MONEY 2 heat pts space
avatar space
Senior Member
space
$3,915 | 15228098
RIP..........If it wasn't for that generation, NONE of this music would be here........Too bad this current generation could give a f**k less about history.......
Reply With Quote
Unread 3 years agoclass of '07 - away - #3
wtr1906 30 heat pts30 space
avatar space
#NELLBLOCK
space
$14,900 | POWERFUL
RIP to a legend here in Ohio and in music general!
Reply With Quote
Unread 3 years agoclass of '04 - away - #4
DJ Maximum|M 32 heat pts32 space
avatar space
Expressicons coming soon!
space
$38,229 | POWERFUL
rip met him like 4 times he was cool
Reply With Quote
Unread 3 years agoclass of '12 - on now - #5
DreamChasers 74 heat pts74 space
avatar space
Senior Member
space
$5,950 | POWERFUL
RIP!! love Love rollercoaster so much, it gives me the chills because of that scream in the back.
Reply With Quote
Unread 3 years agoclass of '10 - away - #6
CS35 10 heat pts10 space
avatar space
Camel tokin Cutty
space
$9,159 | POWERFUL
Wonder if he was cremated?




[video - click to view]

Reply With Quote
Unread 3 years agoclass of '06 - away - #7
datVAkid 34 heat pts34 space
avatar space
KeyChain/ The Knock-Offs
space
$10,085 | POWERFUL

[video - click to view]



[video - click to view]



[video - click to view]



[video - click to view]



[video - click to view]


one of my fav soul groups
Reply With Quote
Unread 3 years agoclass of '06 - on now - #8
munie 8 heat pts space
avatar space
5 BX Mics
space
$1,431 | 10539623

[video - click to view]


Reply With Quote
Unread 3 years agoclass of '05 - away - #9
skeetmcghee  space
avatar space
Senior Member
space
$2,264 | 6681505
RIP to the brother.
Reply With Quote
Unread 3 years agoclass of '11 - away - #10
April Babii 4 heat pts space
avatar space
Urban Diplomat
space
$1,716 | 9284958
rip sugarfoot
Reply With Quote
Unread 3 years agoclass of '04 - away - #11
Antman187  space
avatar space
One of the best ever
space
$790 | 1025363
I bump this with my kids... can't have them listening to this new shyt...
Reply With Quote
Unread 3 years agoclass of '04 - away - #12
zhiggeman 1 heat pts space
avatar space
Senior Member
space
$11,551 | POWERFUL
i want to be free is the coldest jam ever. n*ggas just tired of broads and be like "bi*ch, I wanna be free" RIP owwww!
Reply With Quote
Unread 3 years agoclass of '04 - on now - #13
justinjones 268 heat pts268 space
avatar space
The Trill Don't Die
space
$45,352 | POWERFUL
i was listening to ohio players last week

one of the most used samples in rap is from this group(funky worm)

r.i.p
Reply With Quote
 

Home > all sections > BX Daily Bugle
  
    
          join bx


 




that hot ish yesterday


most viewed right now
98 viewing
Real or fake? The undertaker sues meek mill
156 comments
@hiphop
most viewed right now
48 viewing
Meek Mill - Wanna Know (Lyrics)
93 comments
@hiphop
most viewed right now
41 viewing
Celebrities react to Meek Mill's Wanna Know
324 comments
@hiphop
most viewed right now
31 viewing
Video inside IS THAT BEEF??? 50 Speaks on DRAKE vs MEEK MILL
29 comments
@hiphop
most viewed right now
30 viewing
Video inside Cassidy: Meek Mill's "Wanna Know" Was Trash
49 comments
@hiphop
most viewed right now
20 viewing
OT Ronda Rousey to the haters
79 comments
@sports
most viewed right now
12 viewing
Article inside Apparently Erykah Badu Is Not About That Life Says Azelia Banks
54 comments
@hiphop
most viewed right now
10 viewing
Audio inside Meek Mill - Wanna Know (Drake Diss) Explained Bar For Bar
63 comments
@hiphop
most viewed right now
9 viewing
Image inside Even Xbox is sh-tting on Meek
54 comments
@hiphop

^
contact us   |   bx@twitter   |   bx@facebook   |   privacy   |   search   |   BX 1998-end of time