Personalities | Nile Rodgers | Seventies | Rock

(Guitar, b. 1952)

In addition to writing, producing and performing with Chic, Rodgers, along with long-time collaborator Bernard Edwards, undertook similar duties for Sister Sledge. The pair worked with Diana Ross on her 1980 Diana album and Deborah Harry’s Koo-Koo (1981). Rodgers went on to helm many high-profile albums – David Bowie’s Let’s Dance (1983), Madonna’s Like A Virgin (1985) and Duran Duran’s Notorious (1986) – but his own solo work has failed to ignite the same interest.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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