Chi-Lites Founder Succumbs To Cancer

Chi-Lites founder Eugene Record, 64, died July 22nd after a long battle with cancer.

Record, Marshall Thompson and Robert “Squirrel” Lester formed the vocal group in 1959. It was Record who slowly emerged as lead singer, songwriter and producer, penning the band’s hits “Have You Seen Her?” and “Oh Girl,” among others.

The singer retired from the group in the mid-’80s but appeared with the Chi-Lites in a PBS special on ’50s vocal groups and in the documentary “Only the Strong Survive.”