Nile Rodgers, guitarist, producer
Guitarist ~ Producer
birth name: Nile Gregory Rodgers

Nile Rodgers

September 19, 1952, New York, NY

There is nothing you can say about Nile Rodgers that hasn't already been heard by billions of people, via millions of radio airwaves, in thousands of cities, in hundreds of countries. The career of Nile Rodgers is one of the most enduring and prolific in music. Nile's signature is scrawled across an amazing array of music - from Madonna to Diana Ross, from David Bowie to Eric Clapton. ~ Nile Rodgers ~ retrieved April 21, 2014 © Allmusic

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September 19, 1992 ~ Billboard Hot 100 ~ #3 (3) Bobby Brown, Humpin Around ~ #2 (2) TLC, Baby-Baby-Baby ~ #1 (1) Boyz II Men, End Of The Road


Nile Rodgers ~ Ranked #41 SPIN 100 Greatest Guitarists Of All Time in 2012 ~ Disco's only guitar hero. ~ 2012 © SPIN

As a Producer or co-producer

David Bowie ~ Let's Dance (1983) ~ Ranked #83 Rolling Stone 100 Best Albums Of The Eighties in 1990 ~ A warmer, more open Bowie was evident at every turn on Let's Dance, whose bright, upbeat exterior and approachable lyrics celebrate “modern love” and sensual romance beneath “serious moonlight.” ~ 1990 © Rolling Stone

As a Session musician, guest or band member

Peter Gabriel ~ So (1986) ~ Ranked #14 Rolling Stone 100 Best Albums Of The Eighties in 1990 ~ “We had mutually decided on a philosophy for the record - that we would incorporate a playfulness and a humanness,” says Lanois. “I thought it was important for Peter to be very clear with some of these songs. I wanted the listener to be able to touch the voice. I was definitely looking to bring Peter to the foreground.” ~ 1990 © Rolling Stone


Chic, the New York-based group that rose to the fore of the late 1970s dance scene, created a trademark sound driven by Nile Rodgers's funky guitar riffs and Bernard Edwards's throbbing bass lines. With stripped-down production, they stuck to the funk essentials of bass, rhythm guitar, drums, and vocals that were always deep in the mix. ~ Musicianguide: Chic ~ retrieved April 20, 2014 © Musicianguide

Chic ~ Risque (1979) ~ Ranked #23 NME Best Albums Of 1979.

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