Nile reveals the moment when, as a teenager, he first picked up a guitar, and why he has never looked back. He tells about his session work before following his dream with Chic. He tells how his musical talent led him to become a highly successful session musician before following his dream to write his own music with Bernard Edwards for Chic. Nile tells the story of how he and Bernard, young and broke, surreptitiously sneaked into a recording studio at night to record what became Chic's first hit, Everybody Dance. Nile plays this song for us and we see him and Chic in concert playing it too - along with lots of their greatest hits. The film uncovers the source of inspiration for many of Nile's songs - being turned away from Studio 54 led him to write Le Freak, while others, including Lost in Music, have their roots in Nile's troubled and difficult childhood, and how he hears music all the time - a subject he speaks about candidly.
Online Services. Having made Abbey Road his creative home-from-home in , it was only logical to create this unique partnership between two of the icons of modern music history. Among music legends, Nile Rodgers is truly exceptional. He amplifies his legacy as a multi-GRAMMY-winning composer, producer, arranger, 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 pop hits like "Le Freak" the biggest selling single in the history of Atlantic Records and sparked the advent of hip hop with "Good Times". Most recently, he was appointed as the first ever Chief Creative Advisor for the legendary Abbey Road Studios which has seen him work with the likes of Anderson. 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.
Nile Rodgers - A Biography
Who really knows? Who actually cares? You simply use your ears. Marr was just one of several stalwarts lined up to praise the songwriter, producer, arranger and guitarist. The evidence in support was highly persuasive, but most of it came via the music rather than the script. Rodgers's unconventional childhood left a mixed legacy. His mother, just 13 when she fell pregnant, and his Jewish step-father were New York beatniks who immersed their son at a young age in literature and modern jazz.
Nile Gregory Rodgers Jr. The co-founder of Chic , Rodgers has written, produced, and performed on albums that have cumulatively sold more than million units and 75 million singles worldwide. She gave birth to Rodgers when she was His biological father, Nile Rodgers Sr. Before learning to play the guitar at 16, Rodgers played the flute and the clarinet. Rodgers met bassist Bernard Edwards in while working as a touring musician for the Sesame Street stage show.