Waking Up On… NILE RODGERS’ 70th Birthday

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19 September 2022

Nile Gregory Rodgers Jr. was born in NYC on 19 September 1952. Happy 70 to a great musician/composer/producer who will be best known as the co-founder of soul/disco/funk collective Chic (1972–1983, 1990–1992, 1996–present) and their monster hit Le Freak.

Chic released 9 studio LPs of which It’s About Time (2018) is the most recent one. Solo, Rogers only made 2 longplayers, but he played on countless records of others and on all sorts of soundtracks. Le Freak is still very alive and very kickin’. Good Times indeed.

– GOOD TIMES –
Euphoria at Glastonbury – 2017

– LE FREAK –
1978

NILE RODGERS: Bio – Discography

CHIC Scored Monster Hit In The US With Classic Single ‘LE FREAK’ 41 Years Ago…

Knockouts from the past

9 December 2019

Band: Chic
Song: Le Freak 
B-sides: You Can Get By and Savoir Faire
Note 1: The song was written by band members Bernard Edwards and main
man Nile Rodgers who’s still active as producer, songwriter and live performer.
Note: The funky disco hit started a seven-week run at No.1 on the US Singles
Chart this day in 1978, 41 years ago. It peaked at #7 in the UK and sold over
more than 7 million copies worldwide.

Watch the original video clip right here…

NILE RODGERS: Facebook