Tomorrow TV One’s hour-long music documentary program Unsung will air its final episode for the season featuring the legendary soul vocal quartet The Chi-lites at 8pm.
On this special episode of “Unsung,” Thompson, The Chi-Lites’ “last surviving member,” is joined by close family members of his now-deceased partners to tell the story of four friends from the Windy City’s tough South Side who created a sound marked by tight harmonies and highlighted with eye-popping stage costumes.
The Chi-Lites stormed to the top of both the R&B and pop charts with hits like “Have You Seen Her” and “Oh Girl.” Underrated songwriter Eugene Record effortlessly churned out the hits, while co-leader Marshall Thompson drove the band to a standard of performance that became legend among their peers. But financial scandals, drug addictions, and violent tragedies would ultimately take their toll. On this episode of Unsung, the Chi-lites unsinkable leader Marshall Thompson is joined by close family members of his now-deceased partners to tell the story of this group’s amazing journey through thick and thin.
On Feb. 27 of this year, Thompson suffered a stroke while performing on the Soul Train Cruise, but reportedly is in recovery.