Shirley Murdock Tells Her Story On Unsung
Shirley Murdock is that rare singer-songwriter who’s revered by fans of pop, R&B, dance music and gospel. A queen of the quiet storm sound, she burst onto the ’80s music scene with Zapp & Roger, starting with her breakout performance with Roger Troutman on “Computer Love.” Shirley eventually became a key part of their touring group, while also enjoying a successful solo career that’s lasted four decades with hits like “As We Lay,” and “Go On Without You.” During her career, she’s endured a string of ups and downs, including the tragedy of the Troutman brothers murder-suicide in 1999, which nearly spelled the end of Zapp. On this episode of UNSUNG, Shirley recounts her remarkable journey through music and life, and the faith that’s kept her grounded along the way.
TV One’s award-winning documentary series UNSUNG dives into the untold story of 80s soulful songbird Shirley Murdock on Sunday, March 24th at 9 p.m. ET/8C. UNCENSORED follows at 10 p.m. ET/9C and reveals the life and legacy of musical genius Jermaine Dupri.