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(Vocal group, 1973–83)

A Chicago-based funk band initially comprising Al Ciner (guitar), Charles Colbert (bass), Lee Graziano (drums), Kevin Murphy (keyboards) and Paulette McWilliams, who was quickly replaced as vocalist by Chaka Khan. Stevie Wonder wrote their first hit, 1974’s ‘Tell Me Something Good’. ‘Ain’t Nobody’ was a smash in 1984, by which time Khan’s parallel solo career had taken off and would peak with her signature tune ‘I’m Every Woman’ in 1989.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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