Today’s ‘Tickets @ 2′ song of the day is the 1976 # 1 hit, “Play That Funky Music” by [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Wild Cherry[/lastfm].
Wild Cherry frontman Rob Parissi wanted to write a hit song, and his plan was to copy from the best. The song he copied: “Fire” by [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Ohio Players[/lastfm], especially the bassline and vocal stylings.
Rob Parissi got the idea for the group’s name from a box of cough drops.
When you hear the song played between two and three we’ll take caller # 7 at 1-800-232-KRTH (5784) for Big Bear Mountain lift tickets, where the conditions are at their best!