Marshall “Rock” Jones

Marshall “Rock” Jones

Birth
Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA
Death 27 May 2016 (aged 75)
Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 163364251 · View Source
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Musician. Original bassist for The Ohio Players from 1959 to 1984. He was the only surviving member from the Ohio Untouchables line-up. He is best known for their songs "Fire" and "Love Rollercoaster", "Jive Turkey" and "Heaven Must Be Like This". The Ohio Players were an American funk and rhythm and blues band that was most popular in the 1970's. The band formed in 1959 in Dayton, Ohio as the Ohio Untouchables that included members Robert Ward (vocals/guitar), Marshall "Rock" Jones (bassist), Clarence "Satch" Satchell (saxophone/guitar), Cornelius Johnson (drums), and Ralph "Pee Wee" Middlebrooks (trumpet). They were the first American band from the Dayton area to go gold with an album earning over $1 million and the first to go platinum with an album selling a million copies. August 17, 2013, The Ohio Players were inducted into the inaugural class of the Official Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame that took place at Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio.

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