Rodgers co-wrote and played guitar on three tracks: "Give Life Back to Music", "Lose Yourself to Dance", and "Get Lucky". [89], In February 2012, Rodgers announced that he was collaborating with electronic band Daft Punk for their latest album, "teasing out their R&B influences". ", The Fender Custom Shop introduced a limited edition Nile Rodgers Hitmaker Stratocaster, a recreation of Rodgers' guitar, in January 2014. In 1996 they released a Japan-only album consisting of old Chic material rerecorded with guest vocalists, Chic Freak and More Treats . Thus, in 1977 the band was renamed as Chic. [82] The album rose to No.

Sheila Rogers Producer/talent executive, Late Show With David Letterman In the world of late-night TV, there are Dave fans and there are Jay fans, and never the twain shall meet. For the next few nights straight, while my roommate pursued all manner of trysts, I was having a love affair in the bathroom with my new ax. He documented his illness on a blog called Walking on Planet C.[125] He was given the all-clear in 2013.

[27], The band scored numerous top ten hits and helped propel disco to new levels of popularity, with "Le Freak", "I Want Your Love", "Everybody Dance",[28] "Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah)",[29] "My Forbidden Lover", and "Good Times" becoming club/pop/R&B standards.

Nile Rodgers played Cardiff Castle Wales on July 12, 2019, and on February 17, 2020 he participated in Eric Clapton's tribute concert for Ginger Baker. 1 on the R&B chart, and No. [86] A non-profit organization that promotes "cultural diversity while nurturing and mentoring the vision, talents, and ideas of young people who are positively changing the world," it is dedicated to the vision of a global family.

[35][36][37] In April 2018, "We Are Family" was selected to be preserved in the Library of Congress.

[97] The song, created by Rodgers from original Chic outtake tapes from the 70s, with Bernard Edwards, Tony Thompson, and vocalists Alfa Anderson and Luci Martin. The mass was surgically removed in November 2017. [124], Rodgers was diagnosed with an aggressive form of prostate cancer in October 2010.

[106] The album was released in September 2018, and hit the Top 10 in the UK. [21], Rodgers met bassist Bernard Edwards in 1970 while working as a touring musician for the Sesame Street stage show.

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[66] Edwards died following a concert on April 17, 1996. The track, released as a B-side by Michael's label in 1990, was reworked by Rodgers and featured him prominently on guitar.

[90] The record, Random Access Memories was released in 2013.

", Rodgers lives in Westport, Connecticut, and New York City with his life partner, Nancy Hunt. [87], In 2010, Rhino Records released a four-CD box set, Nile Rodgers Presents The Chic Organization, Volume 1: Savoir Faire, which for the first time collected tracks from all of the acts produced by The Chic Organization up to their original break-up in 1983.

She is the host and producer of CBC Radio One's The Next Chapter, and chancellor of the University of Victoria. An 80-minute documentary, The Making and Meaning of We Are Family, directed by Danny Schechter,[84] premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2002.

Atlantic picked up an album option with Rodgers and Edwards, who quickly wrote more songs, and Chic's self-titled debut was released in November. Since another New York artist, Walter Murphy, had a band called The Big Apple Band, Rodgers and Edwards were forced to change their band's name to avoid confusion. [43] He produced David Bowie's biggest selling album Let's Dance, which yielded the hit singles "Let's Dance", "China Girl", and "Modern Love". life partner, Nancy Hunt. [25] Between gigs, they recorded the song "Dance, Dance, Dance", with then-boss Luther Vandross on vocals.

[101], Rodgers and Bernard Edwards were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on June 9, 2016.

In just a few days, I'd emerge as a chucking funk guitarist who knew more jazz chord inversions than most of my R&B counterparts.

3 and remained on the charts well into 1980. [104] In September of the same year, a version of George Michael's song "Fantasy" was released, credited to "George Michael featuring Nile Rodgers." The song featured Mura Masa, Cosha and Vic Mensa.

The 1978 album C'est Chic produced the hits "I Want Your Love" and "Le Freak", with the latter selling more than 7 million singles worldwide. Rodgers discovered his body.

In his autobiography, Rodgers wrote:[121] "He fingered the chords with his left hand, and his right hand would continuously play sixteen notes to the bar while accenting the main parts of the rhythm ... One lesson was all I needed.

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