The Jaggerz are a pop/rock band from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. They are a one-hit wonder, their only major success being the single "The Rapper". Released on the Kama Sutra label, "The Rapper" was #2 in the Billboard Hot 100 chart for two weeks in March 1970, and sold over one million copies with the gold record awarded by the R.I.A.A..
The band's name derives from the Pittsburgh English slang term, "jagger bush," meaning a thorny bush. They were managed by The Skyliners manager, Joe Rock.
While attending college at Slippery Rock University, Donnie Iris (real name Dominic Ierace) started a band called the Trivells. The band became known as Donnie and the Donnelles when the line up increased from three members to four.