8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21
The Clyde, 1808 Bluffton Road, Fort Wayne
$39-$69 · (260) 747-0989
The Chi-Lites, one of the most commercially successful R&B groups in history and considered by many to be “The Godfather of Vocal Groups,” are coming to The Clyde on July 11.
If you like your music a little more on the “soulful” side, then the stage at The Clyde is where you’ll want to be to find one of the founders of soul, a style that has endured the passing of time and remains about as popular as it has ever been. Though they were founded in 1959, The Chi-Lites gained most of their notoriety during the ’70s when they were led by Eugene Record and released hits like “Have You Seen Her,” “Oh Girl,” “There Will Never Be Any Peace,” and “I Wanna Pay You Back.” They were inducted into the Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame in 2000.
Now featuring 77-year-old original member Marshall Thompson, the only living original member by the way, plus Tara Thompson, Robert “Squirrel” Lester, and Frank Reed, the band are on their self-proclaimed “Farewell Tour,” visiting their favorite cities one last time before they shut off the microphones for good at the end of their 60th year.
With 18 studio albums that produced 21 Billboard 100 charting songs, including 11 Top 10 hits, there will be plenty of material you know by heart making its way through The Clyde’s speakers.
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July 27 • The Clyde