Billy Beck (musician)

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Billy Beck is a keyboardist, pianist, and songwriter for the Original and New Ohio Players, as well as Zapp and Roger.

A graduate of Youngstown State University's Dana School of Music, he was born on the South Side of Youngstown, Ohio.

He is the source of "The Scream" in the second verse of the band's hit "Love Rollercoaster," which has attained urban legend status on account of the various stories that circulate about who is actually screaming (a murdered woman is a popular explanation).[1]

Billy is currently residing in Warren, Ohio with his wife. He continues to tour and write music. He also plays an active role in his church's music ministry.


  1. ^ "The Ohio Slayers". Urban Legends.