Chic

The famous Disco/R&B group from New York City hit the charts in 1977 with Dance, Dance, Dance featuring background vocals from the soon to be discovered Luther Vandross. The all star band included drummer Tony Thompson and super-producers Nile Rogers and the late Bernard Edwards. Over the years, Chic enjoyed numerous hits including the #1 singles Le Freak and Good Times, the latter which would go on to influence the commercial debut of rap music after the instrumental was “sampled” for the Sugar-Hill gang’s Rappers Delight. After Chic’s hitmaking peaked in the early 80’s, members of the group went on to form other R&B/pop bands including “The Power Station”, “Honeydrippers” and “State of Art”. The group reunited briefly in 1992 and toured the world regularly until the untimely passing of Bernard Edwards from pneumonia in 1996. Chic will go down in history as one of the most memorable bands in R&B. Hear Chic for yourself through numerous greatest hits compilations from Atlantic Records and their mid-90’s Tokyo Japan concert, “Live at the Budokan”.

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