On this day in music history: December 27, 1975 - “Love Rollercoaster” by The Ohio Players hits #1 on the Billboard R&B singles chart for 1 week, also topping the Hot 100 for 1 week on January 31, 1976. Written and produced by James Williams, Clarence Satchell, Leroy Bonner, Marshall Jones, Ralph Middlebrooks, Marvin Pierce, and William Beck, it is the second consecutive R&B chart topper and fourth number one single overall for the R&B/Funk septet from Dayton, OH. Written by the entire band during a jam session, the song’s clever word play will use the amusement park ride as metaphor to describe a wildly unpredictable woman that the protagonist is involved with. “Rollercoaster” will become controversial when a DJ in Berkeley, CA starts a rumor that a woman was killed in an adjoining recording studio while the band was recording the track, and is audible on the finished record. In truth, what sounds like a muffled scream is actually the voice of keyboardist Billy Beck. When asked about the rumor, the band will take a vow of silence, refusing to even discuss it. Issued as the second single from their seventh studio album “Honey”, “Rollercoaster” will follow “Sweet Sticky Thing” into the number one spot on the R&B chart, also becoming their second and final number one pop single five weeks later. In 1996, The Red Hot Chili Peppers will cover the song for the soundtrack and film “Beavis And Butt-head Do America”. “Love Rollercoaster” is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.