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Luci Martin

Lead Singer, Chic (1978 - 1983)
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Born in the Bronx, New York and raised in Queens, New York, Luci Martin — this brown skinned Hispanic of Puerto Rican decent — began her career on a whim. A member of a local dance group, her friend convinced her to go to an open call audition for a touring company of a well known Broadway play. With no expectations other than something to do, she went only to learn that singing was also a pre-requisite for the gig.

From that point on, Martin began her professional career singing and dancing her way in local bands, theatre shows, and recording sessions. She worked alongside Norma Jean Wright as a team in soul/rock group ESP and toured in Canada where she lived for nine months and was part of a musical production featuring the late Divine. Following her stay in Canada, she returned to meet Nile Rodgers, Tony Thompson, and Bernard Edwards through Wright and joined the now historical group Chic.

It was there she met Alfa Anderson, who became her sister vocalist with the group after Wright's departure to record her own album, and for the next several years enjoyed recording albums and touring during the groups heyday. Her voice could also be heard on many of the top selling records of such artists as Diana Ross, Carly Simon, Deborah Cox, and Sheila B as well as European artists, such as Joey Negro, Romina Johnson, and others to many to remember.

Last Updated: September 16, 2018


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