28 Facts About Nile Rodgers

1. Nile Rodgers documented the journey of treatment and recovery on his blog Walking on Planet C and was declared cancer-free in 2011.

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2. Nile Rodgers reflected on his extraordinary life and career in his completely self-penned autobiography Le Freak: An Upside Down Story of Family, Disco and Destiny.

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3. Nile Rodgers achieved no shortage of commercial and critical triumphs between 1983 and 1985.

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4. Nile Rodgers is an American record producer, songwriter, musician, composer, arranger and guitarist.

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5. Nile Rodgers has suffered from various health issues in recent years.

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6. Nile Rodgers was involved with the Live Aid concert and worked on various soundtracks.

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7. Nile Rodgers crafted anthemic dance songs for a number of artists outside of his band.

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8. Nile Rodgers collaborated on "Get Lucky" with Daft Punk and Pharrell Williams, and in the afterglow of that late career hit, re-launched Chic with a new single, "I'll Be There", that was genetically modified from one of the group's old outtakes.

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9. Nile Rodgers documented his illness on a blog called Walking on Planet C Nile Rodgers was given the all-clear in 2013.

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10. In 2017, after 11 nominations for Chic, Nile Rodgers was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with an award for Musical Excellence.

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11. Nile Rodgers provided sleevenotes for the set, which was reissued in 2013.

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12. Nile Rodgers produced David Bowie's biggest selling album Let's Dance, which yielded the hit singles "Let's Dance", "China Girl", and "Modern Love".

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13. Nile Rodgers met bassist Bernard Edwards in 1970 while working as a touring musician for the Sesame Street stage show.

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14. Nile Rodgers became a subsection leader of the Lower Manhattan branch of the New York Black Panther party as a teenager.

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15. Nile Rodgers is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a three-time Grammy Award-winner, and the chairman of the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

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16. Donald Trump Chic guitarist Nile Rodgers looks back on nights spent partying at legendary Studio 54 and watching Trump invent 'fake news' The music legend was part of the club's inner circle which included stars such as Michael Jackson, Cher, Liza Minnelli.

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17. Nile Rodgers was seen standing in for former Take That singer on the panel on the weekend—while he completed the final leg of The Heavy Entertainment Show Tour in South America.

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18. Nile Rodgers plays a 1960 Fender Stratocaster with a 1959 neck, nicknamed the Hitmaker, which he acquired as a trade-in at a shop in Miami Beach, Florida.

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19. Nile Rodgers was inducted into the 2017 class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for Musical Excellence.

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20. On March 20, 2015, Nile Rodgers released Chic's first single in more than 23 years, "I'll Be There", with a live streamed concert from The Roundhouse in London, UK.

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21. Nile Rodgers focused on many soundtrack projects, film and video games alike.

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22. In 1998, Nile Rodgers founded Sumthing Else Music Works record label and Sumthing Distribution, an independent music label distributor.

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23. Nile Rodgers was born in New York City, on September 19, 1952, to Beverly Goodman.

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24. Nile Rodgers might just be the coolest man on the planet.

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25. Nile Rodgers will replace Robbie Williams on The X Factor 2018 live shows, it's been confirmed.

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26. Nile Rodgers has been confirmed as Robbie Williams' X Factor stand in.

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27. Nile Rodgers will replace Robbie Williams on The X Factor as guest judge this Sunday.

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28. Nile Rodgers is reportedly set to replace Robbie Williams on The X Factor this weekend when he jets off to South America.

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