About Wild Cherry
Hailing from Pittsburgh, Wild Cherry were more of a rock/funk outfit, though they will always be synonymous with disco, thanks to their trademark party jam "Play That Funky Music." Released in 1976, the song hit No. 1 on both the pop and R&B charts, earning them a pair of platinum plaques, Billboard awards and Grammy nominations. Unfortunately, despite that song's enormous success, the group never had another hit. Four more albums followed, but nobody seemed to notice or care. Wild Cherry split up in 1979, though they live on through their lone smash, still a crowd favorite in clubs, weddings and parties to this day.