Saturday, May 28, 2022

Promise to Keep On Doing It!

April 8, 2012


Me, Fonzi, and Luther - This was my last recording session with Luther Vandross

Today is Easter Sunday and I've been reflecting on my life. I got an email yesterday from my long time friend and colleague Fonzi Thornton, who joined the CHIC Organization when Luther Vandross left to do Change, a CHIC inspired band.

Fonzi had been my roommate with Sesame Street, which was my first professional job, and we toured all around the world. We were just nineteen years old and we've been friends ever since.

We're so proud to be part of a group of New York Studio musicians who were responsible for a lot of music. Music that mainly put people on the dance floor, but at the same time touched their souls. So many of them have passed away and Fonzi always tells me we have to Promise to Keep On Doing It!

 


Luther Vandross RIP sang with CHIC, Change, Bowie - his songwriting and hit record credits are too long to list


Bernard Edwards RIP CHIC co-founder - his hit songs and productions are too numerous to list


Tony Thompson RIP played with CHIC, Bowie's Let's Dance and Serious Moonlight Tour, Power Station, and Live Aid with Led Zeppelin, etc


Luci Martin, Raymond Jones RIP, and Alfa Anderson with The CHIC strings in the background


Me and The CHIC Organization and Fonzi Thornton Promise to Keep On Doing It