Leroy “Sugarfoot” Bonner passed away on January 26, 2013. He was 69. Sugarfoot was with Ohio Players from its inception in 1959 until he left in 1985 to go solo. He played guitar and sang for the band. They played a version of funk that hit pretty much the same sound, and was very popular during the disco era of the 70’s. Great stuff that makes you want to jump up and move. The track I have pick features the band on “Midnight Special” with Wolfman Jack introducing them as they play “Love Rollercoaster“. We old-timers will remember all the above.
- Leroy ‘Sugarfoot’ Bonner, Frontman Of The Ohio Players, Dies (wnyc.org)
- Ohio Players Singer And Guitarist Leroy ‘Sugarfoot’ Bonner Dies (mymajicdc.com)