Saturday, November 18, 2017

Kim Kardashian's Wedding Dress


Kim Kardashian's Wedding Dress

Yesterday I signed books at my local retailer in Westport, Connecticut. My publisher told me that people like to buy author signed books. I've never been famous, but I've luckily had a great career because my music is.

"Le Freak" as a song is my biggest seller. It's Atlantic Record's only triple-platinum single and their only song to go #1 three times on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. It was an instant radio smash. Many people bought it after just one listen.

"Le Freak" the memoir is a different situation because the consumer actually has to buy it - and then read it - unlike when you first hear a song which is free and a relatively passive experience.

After I'd signed a large stack of books, the store manager tried to sell my memoir to a woman customer who was standing next to me. The customer asked me, "What do you do?" I jokingly said, "Oh, I made Kim Kardashian's Wedding Dress." She got excited upon hearing this fiction. I quickly laughed, smiled and said, "No that's not true. I didn't make her Dress - I've written a bunch of #1 hit songs that you probably know, some you might even love. This book I've just signed is the story of my life." She wasn't vaguely interested in the reality.

Here's the funny part. Prior to that encounter the store manager had just said that she loved the book and the great reviews are well deserved. I thanked her and said, "But we'd have a runaway bestseller if I was the guy who had made Kim Kardashian's Wedding Dress."


My memoir "Le Freak"


I composed the score to the film Coming to America and here's Lisa's Wedding Dress


Here's the sheet music to "We Are Family." I have a feeling they played it at Kim Kardashian's Wedding reception

 

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"