You Can Own a Gold Record


Wild Cherry: Pioneering the fabled Steubenville funk period
Steve Popovich, the local record exec who actually takes responsible for making Meat Loaf a star, is auctioning one of his gold records on eBay this week. Popovich — president of Cleveland International Records, which has also released albums by David Allan Coe — donated the gold record to Art on Wheels. The traveling art-education non-profit plans to use the proceeds for its Gallery 222 in Euclid. But beware, Meat Loaf fans. Popovich isn't unloading a shiny, framed Bat Out of Hell award. Instead, he's getting rid of a gold record given to Steubenville's Wild Cherry for its "Play That Funky Music," which topped the charts in 1976. Right now, the gold record is going for $152.50, but the reserve hasn't been met. The auction ends on Sunday, which gives Disco Stu plenty of time to round up some cash. --Michael Gallucci


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