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Bibframe Work

Title
Le Freak
Type
Text
Genre Form
autobiographies
Language
English
Illustrative Content
illustrations
plates
Geographic Coverage
United States
Classification
LCC: ML429.R64 A3 2011 (Source: dlc)
DDC: 781.64092 full (Assigner: dlc)
DDC: B full (Assigner: dlc)
Identified By
Lccn: 2011015885
Supplementary Content
Index present
Summary
Today's pop music--genre-crossing, gender-bending, racially mixed, visually stylish, and dominated by dance music with global appeal--is the world that Nile Rodgers created. In the 1970s and 1980s, he wrote and produced the songs that defined that era and everything that came after. Aside from his own band, Chic, he worked with everyone from Diana Ross and Madonna to David Bowie and Duran Duran, transforming their music and redefining what a pop song could be. But before he reinvented pop music, Nile Rodgers invented himself. Born into a mixed-race, bicoastal family of dope-fiend bohemians, he was on his own by age 16, half-hippie and half-Black Panther. He jammed with Jimi Hendrix, toured with Big Bird, and played in the legendary Apollo Theater house band. And then he discovered disco... Here he gives us the behind-the-scenes tales of the songs we all know, and lovingly re-creates the outsider subcultures that live on in the world of pop he helped to set in motion.--From publisher description.
Authorized Access Point
Rodgers, Nile. Le Freak