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Richard Gilbert Griffey (November 16, 1938 – September 24, 2010) was an American record producer and music promoter who founded SOLAR Records, a RAS acronym for "Sound of Los Angeles Records".

The label played a major role in developing a funk-oriented blend of disco, R&B and soul music.

During the 1970s and 1980s. As a concert promoter, Griffey arranged bookings for artists such as James Brown, The Sylvers, Aretha Franklin, Jon Gibson,Stevie Wonder and the Jacksons.

Dynasty was an American band based in Los Angeles, California, created by producer and SOLAR Records label head Dick Griffey, and record producer Leon Sylvers III.

The band was known for their dance/pop numbers during the late 1970s and 1980s

Dynasty was essentially the brainchild of Griffey and producer Sylvers, a former member of the Sylvers family group,who had achieved much popularity in the early to mid-1970s.

A principal architect of the SOLAR sound, Sylvers had become the in-house producer in 1978 for the label (whose name stood for "Sound of Los Angeles Records"), and it was in this capacity that he brought the members of Dynasty together.

Bernard Edwards (October 31, 1952 – April 18, 1996) was an American bass player and record producer, known primarily for his work in disco music with guitarist Nile Rodgers, with whom he co-founded Chic.

In 2017, Edwards was selected as the 53rd greatest bassist of all time by Bass Player magazine.

Edwards was born in Greenville, North Carolina and grew up in Brooklyn, New York City, where he met Nile Rodgers in the early 1970s. At the time, Edwards was working at a post office with the mother of Rodgers' girlfriend. The two formed the Big Apple Band (active 1972–1976) and then united with drummer Tony Thompson to eventually form Chic together with singer Norma Jean Wright.

Chic is an American disco band that was formed in 1972 by guitarist Nile Rodgers and bassist Bernard Edwards1. They recorded many commercially successful.

So, while both bands have made significant contributions to the music industry, they are associated with different record labels. Chic is not associated with SOLAR Records, but Dynasty is.

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