Talk:The O'Jays

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
WikiProject Biography / Musicians (Rated Start-class)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Biography, a collaborative effort to create, develop and organize Wikipedia's articles about people. All interested editors are invited to join the project and contribute to the discussion. For instructions on how to use this banner, please refer to the documentation.
Start-Class article Start  This article has been rated as Start-Class on the project's quality scale.
Taskforce icon
This article is supported by WikiProject Musicians (marked as Mid-importance).
Note icon
It is requested that a photograph or picture of this person be included in this article to improve its quality.
Note: Wikipedia's non-free content use policy almost never permits the use of non-free images (such as promotional photos, press photos, screenshots, book covers and similar) to merely show what a living person looks like. Efforts should be made to take a free licensed photo (for example, during a public appearance), or obtaining a free content release of an existing photo instead. The Free Image Search Tool may be able to locate suitable images on Flickr and other web sites.


The O'jays are one of the longest running African American singing groups of their time.

Contradiction: "Use Ta Be My Girl" was their final Top Five hit, though they continued scraping the bottom of the R&B charts throughout the 1980s. Let Me Touch You (1987; see 1987 in music) was a breakthrough of sorts, and included the #1 R&B hit "Lovin' You". If the O'Jays were "scraping the bottom of the R&B charts throughout the 1980s," how did they have a #1 R&B hit in 1987? 15:03, 16 August 2006 (UTC)

Cleveland R&B/Gospel Singers The O’Jays lived in Cleveland, Ohio from at least the 60’s until now. Eddie and his family live up the street from my Mother’s place in Shaker Heights. They are well known in the community. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Vvcmax (talkcontribs) 02:15, 24 January 2009 (UTC)

Philadelphia group??[edit]

While the O'Jays made it big with the Gamble & Huff's Sound of Philadelpiha (TSOP), the O'Jays are distinctly a N.E. Ohio based group that lived/centered their lives in and around Cleveland... Last week's tragic early passing of Eddie Levert's popular son, Gerald, proves this point, as Gerald was born and educated in greater Cleveland, Canton and Shaker Heights, respectively, and had a huge, star-studded memorial service Friday (11/18/06) in downtown Cleveland's Public Hall... so this should be changed. 22:22, 18 November 2006 (UTC)

Cleveland R&B/Gospel Singers The O’Jays lived in Cleveland, Ohio from at least the 60’s until now. Eddie and his family live up the street from my Mother’s place in Shaker Heights. They are well known in the community. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Vvcmax (talkcontribs) 02:12, 24 January 2009 (UTC)


Article needs a discography section... -- Mattbrundage 04:43, 19 November 2006 (UTC)

Yeah, and BADLY!!! 00:23, 22 March 2007 (UTC)

Anonymous additions[edit]


POST 1966 HITS INCLUDED "LOOK OVER YOUR SHOULDER" (1967),"DEEPER IN LOVE WITH YOU",(1969)"LOOKY,LOOKY (LOOK AT ME GIRL)"(1970)AND "ONE NIGHT AFFAIR"(1970). —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Ghirlandajo (talkcontribs) 10:09, 28 February 2007 (UTC).

Assessment comment[edit]

The comment(s) below were originally left at Talk:The O'Jays/Comments, and are posted here for posterity. Following several discussions in past years, these subpages are now deprecated. The comments may be irrelevant or outdated; if so, please feel free to remove this section.

Ok, I'm sufficiently confused. The main article contradicts itself in stating that the O'Jays are botha a Philadelphia group and an Ohio group. There's a brief explanation posted in the discussion pages, but the article remains ambiguous. Can anyone fix this, please? ~~Magnet For Knowledge~~

Last edited at 05:00, 20 March 2007 (UTC). Substituted at 08:17, 30 April 2016 (UTC)

External links modified[edit]

Hello fellow Wikipedians,

I have just modified 2 external links on The O'Jays. Please take a moment to review my edit. If you have any questions, or need the bot to ignore the links, or the page altogether, please visit this simple FaQ for additional information. I made the following changes:

When you have finished reviewing my changes, you may follow the instructions on the template below to fix any issues with the URLs.

You may set the |checked=, on this template, to true or failed to let other editors know you reviewed the change. If you find any errors, please use the tools below to fix them or call an editor by setting |needhelp= to your help request.

  • If you have discovered URLs which were erroneously considered dead by the bot, you can report them with this tool.
  • If you found an error with any archives or the URLs themselves, you can fix them with this tool.

If you are unable to use these tools, you may set |needhelp=<your help request> on this template to request help from an experienced user. Please include details about your problem, to help other editors.

Cheers.—InternetArchiveBot (Report bug) 22:45, 6 December 2017 (UTC)