Album of the Day
New York session musicians Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards met in the early 1970s and, after working together under a couple of other names, launched Chic. The group's self-titled debut followed on Atlantic Records in 1977, and it displays the influence of such stylish rock bands as Roxy Music along with the disco sounds then in the air. This would be Chic's sole album with lead vocalist Norma Jean Wright, though her successor, Alfa Anderson, can be heard on backing vocals (along with Luther Vandross). Propelled by singles “Everybody Dance” and Top 10 hit “Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah),” the collection was soon certified Gold. Drummer Tony Thompson was born on this day in 1954, and in his honor we'll give CHIC another spin.