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us: Rodgers, Nile

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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1952-09-19
    • Birth Place

        (naf) New York (N.Y.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Juilliard School
        • Organization: (naf) Black Panther Party
        • Organization: (naf) Big Apple Band
        • Organization: (naf) We Are Family Foundation
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Sumthing Distribution (Firm)
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    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Sound recording executives and producers
          (lcsh) Guitarists
      • Additonal Related Forms

        • us: Chic (Musical group)
        • us: Honeydrippers (Musical group : 1981-1985)
      • Sources

        • found: Edwards, B. Risqué [SR] p1979: label (Nile Rodgers)
        • found: Public enemy, 1999 ending credits (Nile Rodgers)
        • found: WW Am., 1996 (Rodgers, Nile; b. Sept. 19, 1952, New York, N.Y.; musician; record producer)
        • found: Wikipedia WWW Home page, Feb. 19, 2004 (Nile Rodgers; guitarist and music producer; active in the Black Panther Party in New York)
        • found: African American National Biography, accessed April 8, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Rodgers, Nile, Jr.; guitarist, music producer, recording artist; born 19 September, 1952 in New York, United States: attended classes at the Juilliard and the Manhattan School of Music; leader of Black Panther Party, in lower Manhattan (1968); guitarist for touring band Sesame Street, then at Harlem Apollo; formed Big Apple Band (later Chick), single “Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah)” (1977) was nominated for a Grammy Award; Chick released six albums (1978-1983); producer for Chic Organization productions, produced David Bowie's Let's Dance and Madonna's Like A Virgin; released two solo albums; established Sumthing Distribution, the largest African American-owned music label distribution company in the United States (1998); founded the We Are Family Foundation (2002); received a lifetime achievement award from the National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences)
      • LC Classification

        • ML429.R64
      • Change Notes

        • 1991-05-10: new
        • 2015-09-21: revised
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