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Vocalist
    (February 28, 1943- )
    Birth name is Dominic Ierace
    Recorded 'Ah! Leah!' and 'Love Is Like A Rock'
    He suffered a nervous breakdown at age 11.
    He loved to drag race as a teen.
    He said he loves to drive so much that he wanted to be a truck driver.
    When he was just starting as a rocker, he entered a radio talent show, took first prize, won a brand new refrigerator, put it in his garage and filled it with beer. This was a prelude to his alcohol abuse.
    He wears dork glasses made famous by Buddy Holly and Elvis Costello.
    He was in two bands that were one-hit wonders; The Jaggerz when they charted with 'The Rapper (1970)' and Wild Cherry when they hit with 'Play That Funky Music (1976).'
    Even though he has written songs about two different wives (Agnes and Leah), he has nothing to show for it other than two failed marriages.
    He's a self-taught guitarist.
    He wrote and sang lead on 'The Rapper,' which became a #1 single and earned him a gold record.
    His house was destroyed in the Beaver Falls Flood of 1974.
    One of his gigs with Wild Cherry was in the deep mountains of Tennessee. Because the band's dressing room was filled with cockroaches, they changed on their tour bus. The rednecks that booked them thought they were trying to leave without playing, grabbed shotguns, and forced them to perform 'Play That Funky Music' at gunpoint (October 1978).
    In the mid-80's, someone sued him for allegedly ripping off lyrics used in 'Ah! Leah!.' Though he won the case, it cost him close to $300,000 in legal fees.
    He's donated memorabilia to raise money for children for the Make A Wish Foundation.

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