Today’s KOOL Kollective artist is best known for their hit single from 1976.

They’ve released numerous singles but not had charted or hit as big as “Play That Funky Music.”

Lead vocalist, Rob Parissi was ill and recuperating from being in the hospital. A box of cough drops ended up being the inspiration for this KOOL artists’ band name – Wild Cherry.

Did you know that Vanilla Ice sampled this song without permission in the 90’s? Mr. Parissi and the band did not receive credit and filed a lawsuit for copyright infringement, which they won and were awarded $500,000 USD.

Here’s Wild Cherry!!! Enjoy! (cough cough)


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