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Rodgers, Nile

LC control no.n 91046929
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LC classificationML429.R64 Biography
Personal name headingRodgers, Nile
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See alsoCorporate body: Chic (Musical group)
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Corporate body: Honeydrippers (Musical group : 1981-1985)
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Associated countryUnited States
Birth date1952-09-19
Place of birthNew York (N.Y.)
AffiliationJuilliard School Black Panther Party Big Apple Band We Are Family Foundation
Sumthing Distribution (Firm)
Profession or occupationSound recording executives and producers Guitarists
Found inEdwards, B. Risqué [SR] p1979: label (Nile Rodgers)
Public enemy, 1999 ending credits (Nile Rodgers)
WW Am., 1996 (Rodgers, Nile; b. Sept. 19, 1952, New York, N.Y.; musician; record producer)
Wikipedia WWW Home page, Feb. 19, 2004 (Nile Rodgers; guitarist and music producer; active in the Black Panther Party in New York)
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)