Friday, February 8th, 2013 by Mike McKay
Posted in 101 #1 Song of The Day
win your tickets to see Herman’s Hermits tonight at the Inn of the Mountain Gods with the Replay sometime after ten a.m.
The 101 Number One Song of the Day comes from a group which became known as the oldest most experienced “overnight successes” in the rock era.
They formed in Dayton in 1959 as Greg Webster and the Ohio Untouchables. In the beginning they provided back up vocals for a group called the Falcons whose lead singer was a 19 year old named Wilson Pickett. Over time they made some personnel changes and a name change as well. They kept at it doing local gigs and in the 70s adopted a funky style inspired by Sly and the Family Stone and eventually they became an overnight success which was underscored when they reached number one during this week in 1975 with this: Fire by the Ohio Players.