Nile Rodgers: The Man Who Brought Us Disco
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He may be best known for the disco hit Le Freak but Nile Rodgers’ influence on pop music has been so very much greater than that. Rodgers wrote and produced classics such as 'Like a Virgin' for Madonna, 'We Are Family' for Sister Sledge and David Bowie’s bestselling album Let’s Dance. He’s worked with Mick Jagger, Bob Dylan, Prince and Debbie Harry; he’s jammed with Jimi and dined out with Diana. Rodgers is a brilliant storyteller and in this event he recounts the joy and pain of a life at the heart of the pop industry. Part of Edinburgh International Book Festival
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Edinburgh International Book Festival: Highlights10 Aug 2012
Seamus Heaney, Michael Morpurgo, Irvine Welsh, Nile Rodgers and more
Seamus Heaney The Nobel prizewinner is in town for what will be an undoubted highlight of the month (if not the year) as he chews some literary fat with Karl Miller and Andrew O’Hagan. See online feature at list.co.uk/festival. 3-18 Aug, 6.30pm, £10…
Nile Rodgers, the man who brought us disco, to talk at the 2012 Edinburgh Book Festival9 Aug 2012
How one man helped shape a generation of pop
As the Book Festival programme announces, Nile Rodgers is ‘The Man Who Brought Us Disco’. Or, to be more accurate, he is: The Chic Frontman Who Brought Us Disco; Who Worked with Mick Jagger, Prince and Debbie Harry; Who Produced Madonna, David Bowie and…
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