The band reunited with its female leads for a mildly successful comeback in 1992, but sadly both Edwards and Thompson have since passed on. Many great acts went on to cover their work, most notably late-'80s dance diva Jody Watley had a minor hit with her version of "I Want Your Love. Share Flipboard Email.
Despite the high quality of the two-sided pressing of the single, Chic nevertheless found themselves rejected by every major label. Unfortunately, the anti-disco backlash soon swept Chic into the bargain bin, but Edwards, Rodgers, and Thompson arguably found even greater success afterward.
However, an independent named Buddah released the 12 inch, and it became so popular in dance clubs that Atlantic soon signed them to a deal.
But the groove of "Good Times" was consciously recreated for the Sugarhill Gang 's "Rapper's Delight," which means Chic helped birth classic old-school hip-hop as well.
It wasn't until their 1978 release of their second studio album, "C'est Chic," that the band truly took off. Continue Reading. Tony Thompson joined the band in 1977 as a drummer and recruited Raymond Jones as a keyboardist. Robert Fontenot Jr. Updated April 16, 2018.
Inspired by a concert for Roxy Music, an English glam rock band, they attended, Rodgers and Edwards began sourcing talent to form a group that would present an immersive experience with influence by the glam rock style of bands like Kiss.
It's pretty much impossible to reach the adulthood without being exposed to Chic's two biggest hits "Le Freak" and "Good Times," usually in the context of some party-rock atmosphere. Featured on the album, "Le Freak" went on to become one of their most played tracks, smashing records on the Billboard Music charts.
Thompson played drums on all these projects!