Nile Rodgers – The King of Disco

20 Jan 2020

Born September 19, 1952, in New York City, Nile Gregory Rodgers Jr. is one of America's greatest Disco artists. Rodgers rose to fame in the 70s with his band, "Chic". Notable hits the band released are: "I Want Your Love", "Good Times" and "Le Freak", which became Atlantic Record's only platinum triple-platinum song in that era. Chic garnered such a sizeable following that Atlantic Records gave the band the freedom to choose which artists would open for them during performances, which is how the band Sister Sledge first caught the public's attention. In addition to singing, Nile Rodgers is a notable songwriter, composer and producer; the multitalented artist worked on soundtracks for The Flinstones, Rush Hour 2 and co-wrote Daft Punk's "Get Lucky". He also produced records for David Bowie and Eric Clapton. Rodgers is the current chairman of the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

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