Talking to the people before the show
Legendary TV impresario Dick Clark died last night on the sixteenth anniversary of Bernard Edwards' death. He says Bernard's name first in the debut video of CHIC on American Bandstand. We worked for Dick Clark a number of times after that and he did a lot to bring us to the attention of the American masses.
Last night, while Dick's news was breaking, CHIC was performing in Tokyo. Dare I humbly say, we brought the house down. I feel totally energized to play this music that both Dick and Bernard loved so much.
CHIC has many second homes around the world, and Tokyo being the largest city in the world, feels like they've adopted us completely. Check These Pictures Out!
Debut video of CHIC on American Bandstand
Then it's on!
Dick Clark hosting American Bandstand
Holding up Nard's solo record brought by one of the fans
Folami doing "Like A Virgin" with the crowd
Begging Kim to rip a cadenza in the middle of "We Are Family" with the crowd
Rich and me doign a duet on "Everybody Dance"
CHIC opening the set walking through the crowd playing "Hanging"
New Japanese Nile Rodgers t-shirt swag
I grabbed some shy Japanese people and made them do "Le Freak" with us
Next thing you know one dude started singing