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    Formed 1966 in Memphis, Tennessee
    Members have included:
    Jimmy King (guitarist) Ben Cauley (trumpeter) Ronnie Caldwell (organist) Phalon Jones (saxophonist) James Alexander (bassist) Carl Cunningham (drummer) Michael Toles (guitarist) Ronnie Gordon (keyboardist) Harvey Henderson (saxophonist) Roy Cunningham (drummer) Willie Hall (drummer) Winston Stewart (keyboardist) Larry Dodson (vocalist)
    They wore goofy clothes, strange hairstyles, and white Afro wigs.
    Their name was similar to that of another R&B group, the Mar-Keys.
    They titled an album 'Injoy.'
    Their live set included a 12-foot python.
    They were Otis Redding's backup band. Most of their members died in the same 1967 plane crash that killed Redding
    Four of the band's members were killed in the same 1967 plane crash that killed Redding.
    Trumpeter Ben Cauley was the only survivor of the crash.
    Bassist James Alexander also survived because he took a commercial flight.
    The band started as an instrumental group before adding a singer in the early 1970s.
    They played at Wattstax and appeared in the film of the same name.
    They also backed <252Isaac Hayes on three of his albums.
    Their songs have been sampled by rappers like Cypress Hill and Ice Cube.

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