Among music legends, Nile Rodgers is truly exceptional. He amplifies his legacy as a multiple GRAMMY-winning composer, producer, arranger and guitarist by constantly traversing new musical terrain and successfully expanding the boundaries of popular music. As the co-founder of CHIC and the newly elected Chairman of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Rodgers pioneered a musical language that generated chart-topping hits like "Le Freak," the biggest selling single in the history of Atlantic Records! His work in the CHIC Organization and his productions for artists like David Bowie, Diana Ross, and Madonna have sold over million albums and 75 million singles worldwide while his innovative, trendsetting collaborations with Daft Punk, Avicii, Sigala, Disclosure, and Sam Smith reflect the vanguard of contemporary music. She became pregnant the first time she had sex, and gave birth to Rodgers when she was His biological father, Nile Rodgers Sr. In , Goodman married Bobby Glanzrock, who Rodgers described in his autobiography as a "beatnik PhD, whose observations had angles that would make Miles Davis contemplate his cool. Glanzrock and Goodman were addicted to heroin, and Rodgers began using drugs at
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To celebrate we've been enjoying as much music from the great Mr Rodgers as we possibly can, and it turns out that he's the creative brains behind far more of your favourite hits than you might have realised. We've rounded up some of the best tunes that he's had a hand in. It was a meeting of two genius musical minds when Nile teamed up with David Bowie to produce the latter's album Let's Dance, most famous for the super catchy eponymous title track. A dancefloor ready slice of classic funk rock, the song fuses the creativity of both artists to perfection. He also plays guitar on the track, in inimitable style. The track spearheaded a disco revival and shifted 9.
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Nile Rodgers ' contribution to popular music has been extremely significant, so much more than the signature "chucking" style he developed as a brilliant rhythm guitarist. He has since produced dozens of hits, over several decades, for a wide variety of other artists, including Diana Ross ' "Upside Down," David Bowie 's "Let's Dance," Madonna 's "Like a Virgin," and Daft Punk 's "Get Lucky," and has remained an inspiration for aspiring musicians born long after disco's supposed death. Rodgers continued to lead Chic 40 years after the band's debut, even after he and partner Bernard Edwards became Songwriters Hall of Fame members. Revitalized in the late s as the main attraction at festivals as diverse as Essence and Glastonbury, Chic returned to the studio for It's About Time Born September 19, in New York, New York, Rodgers clearly possessed exceptional musical talent early on, and by the age of 19, he was playing guitar as part of the house band for the world-famous Apollo Theatre alongside the likes of Aretha Franklin and Funkadelic. He was probably the lone member of the Sesame Street house band with a prior Black Panther Party affiliation. Rodgers soon grew tired of his status as a backup musician, however, and sought to put together a band of his own.
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