Tuesday, November 21, 2017

So Much HIStory There

Walking on Planet C

So Much HIStory There


Today we'll be heading to Bremen, Germany. Back in the day, CHIC used to go there a lot to shoot a TV show called Musikladen. We did it with everyone from Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show to The Jackson 5.

When we taped a show with the Jackson 5 there was some sort of bomb scare. One of our string players was getting makeup in the room with Michael at the time. During the bomb scare, Michael was more worried about his makeup being right than a bomb going off. There's something super-show business about that to me.

I really liked Michael a lot and we always loved seeing each other. The last time I saw him was when I played on the HIStory album. The last time I was in Bremen was in the late 70's. I can't wait to go back. I have So Much HIStory There.


Michael Jackson's "HIStory"

 


The Jackson 5 doing Musikladen in Bremen


CHIC doing Musikladen in Bremen. I have So Much HIStory There

 

Le Freak:
An Upside Down Story of Family, Disco, and Destiny
Written by Nile Rodgers

Category: Biography & Autobiography - Personal Memoirs; Biography & Autobiography - Composers & Musicians; Music - Popular
Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: October 2011
Price: $ 12.99
ISBN: 978-0-679-64403-3 (0-679-64403-2)

Available as a hardcover and eBook.

You will hear a Nile Rodgers song today. It will make you happy.

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: "Le Freak," "Good Times," "We Are Family," "Like a Virgin," "Modern Love," "I'm Coming Out," "The Reflex," "Rapper's Delight." Aside from his own band, Chic, he worked with everyone from Diana Ross and Madonna to David Bowie and Duran Duran (not to mention Mick Jagger, Debbie Harry, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Michael Jackson, Prince, Rod Stewart, Robert Plant, Depeche Mode, Paul Simon, Peter Gabriel, Grace Jones, Bryan Ferry, INXS, and the B-52's), transforming their music, selling millions of records, and redefining what a pop song could be.

Read more about order the memoir here:
"Le Freak: An Upside Down Story of Family, Disco, and Destiny"