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Chi-Lites, thelocked

  • Anthony Marks


Soul vocal group. It was formed in Chicago by Eugene Record, Creadel Jones, Robert Lester, Clarence Johnson, and Marshall Thompson. By 1964 the group had begun to release singles, settled on their Chicago-based name, and become a quartet following Johnson’s departure. Record emerged as the group’s lead singer, principal songwriter, and producer, and they achieved their first hit on the soul chart with “Give it away” (Bruns., ...

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