Fonzi Thornton

Fonzi Thornton Discography


AFL1-4433 Fonzi Thornton The Leader (Album) RCA Victor AFL1-4433 US 1983 Sell This Version
NFL1-8035 Fonzi Thornton Pumpin'... Let Me Show U How Ta Do It (Album) RCA Victor NFL1-8035 US 1984 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

PB-13454 Fonzi Thornton Beverly RCA Victor PB-13454 US 1983 Sell This Version
PB-13554 Fonzi Thornton (Uh-Oh) There Goes My Heart (Single) RCA PB-13554 US 1983 Sell This Version
01.44.7000065 Fonzi Thornton A Natural (Yesirree) (Single, Maxi) RCA 01.44.7000065 Peru 1984 Sell This Version
PW-13948 Fonzi Thornton Rock My Heart, Rock My World RCA PW-13948 US 1984 Sell This Version
OG 4512 Fonzi Thornton / Michael Wycoff Fonzi Thornton / Michael Wycoff - Beverly / Looking Up To You(12") Old Gold (2) OG 4512 UK 1989 Sell This Version

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August 15, 2015
Seriously UNDER-rated as a singer in his own right.
He is the sometime 'male vocalist' of Chic's LP's e.g. You Can't Do It Alone & I Work For A Livin' from the awful movie OST 'Soup For One'. The album is is a pretty good mix of new & older Chic 'Productions' but I struggled to watch the movie -it's available on Youtube for the brave.
There was talk of a Chic Produced Solo LP for him which Nile Rodgers has stated they did 'shop it around' but no Label was apparently interested.
Though I guess he can feel not TOO bad as Johnny Mathis' LP got as far as mega-mega-rare promo copies but no further as well.
And many say it's one of Nile 'n Nard's BEST offerings either for Chic or others.
Speaking of 'others'...he has remained in constant supply as a writer/arranger and all-round genius especially in the backing vocals world.
Though these days you will find him stage left of Bryan Ferry no less in his 'live band' [& many others] though he's NOT in the current touring line-up of Chic.
Does Bryan pay better or something ?


November 1, 2011
I have been searching for Alphonso "Fonzi" Thornton for years now. We met in 1976-77 in Norfolk Va when he was singing with "Joe Frasier's Revue" along with Michelle, Lennie, Lisa. He sang with the group "Chic" and he also produced music on Diana Ross's album. He is originally from NY NY and was friends with Luther. Does anyone have a clue how to contact him.

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