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Chic - 100% match to Nile Rodgers

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Disco Funk Dance Comedy
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Probably the band of the disco generation, Chic was built around Nile Rodgers (19 September 1952, New York, USA; guitar) and Bernard Edwards (b. 31 October 1952, Greenville, North Carolina, USA, d. 18 April 1996, Tokyo, Japan; bass). During the 60s Rodgers had played in a rock group, New World Rising, before joining the Apollo Theatre house band. Edwards had played with seve Read more

Chaka Khan - 61% match to Nile Rodgers

Genres: R&B / Soul Musicals & The Arts Funk Comedy Drama Pop / Rock Soundtracks Music Videos & Concerts Vocals R&B / Soul Holiday & Seasonal
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Yvette Marie Stevens, 23 March 1953, Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Illinois, USA. Having sung with several Chicago club bands, including Lyfe, Lock And Chains and Baby Huey And The Babysitters, Chaka Khan became acquainted with Ask Rufus, a group formed from the remnants of hit group the American Breed. When Khan replaced original singer Paulette McWilliams, the line-u Read more

Cheryl Lynn - 56% match to Nile Rodgers

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Disco
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Cheryl Lynn Smith, 11 March 1957, Los Angeles, California, USA. The full-throated Lynn became a hit-maker at the height of disco’s popularity, singing dance tunes that retained the gospel vocal approach of classic soul. Lynn grew up in the church where her mother was a minister of music. Her break into the music business came in 1976 after she won as a contestant on the Read more

Donna Summer - 54% match to Nile Rodgers

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Disco Dance Holiday & Seasonal Musicals & The Arts Soundtracks Television Music Videos & Concerts Christian & Gospel Disco Documentaries Electronic & Ambient Funk
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LaDonna Adrian Gaines, 31 December 1948, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Summer’s peerless hit singles ‘Love To Love You Baby’ and ‘I Feel Love’ made her the best-known of all 70s disco divas. Having sung with rock bands in Boston, the singer moved to Europe in 1968 and appeared in German versions of Hair and Porgy And Bess, later marrying Austrian actor Read more

Sister Sledge - 51% match to Nile Rodgers

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Disco Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul Soundtracks Funk
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Debra (9 July 1954), Joan (b. 13 September 1956), Kim (b. 21 August 1957) and Kathy Sledge (b. 6 January 1959) were all born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. They started their recording career on the Money Back label with 1971’s ‘Time Will Tell’. A short time working as backing singers followed before the quartet enjoyed a series of minor R& Read more

Diana Ross - 49% match to Nile Rodgers

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts Disco Drama Easy Listening Electronic & Ambient Documentaries Soundtracks Vocals Dance
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26 March 1944, Detroit, Michigan, USA. While still in high school Ross became the fourth and final member of the Primettes, who recorded for Lu-Pine in 1960, signed to Motown Records in 1961 and then changed their name to the Supremes. She was a backing vocalist on the group’s early releases, until Motown boss Berry Gordy insisted that she become their lead singer, a r Read more

Sylvester - 48% match to Nile Rodgers

Genres: Funk Dance Disco R&B / Soul Urban & Rap Music & Radio Eclectic Electronic & Ambient
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Sylvester James, 6 September 1947, Los Angeles, California, USA, d. 12 June 1988. Having moved to San Francisco in 1967, James joined the Cockettes, an androgynous theatrical group with whom he made his debut on New Year’s Eve 1970. He subsequently pursed a career as ‘Ruby Blue’ before putting together the Hot Band with James Q. Smith (guitar), Bobby Blood (tr Read more

Labelle - 42% match to Nile Rodgers

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Eclectic Electronic & Ambient
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This popular soul act evolved from two friends, Patti LaBelle (Patricia Holt, 24 May 1944, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA) and Cindy Birdsong (b. 15 December 1939, Camden, New Jersey, USA), who sang together in a high school group, the Ordettes. In 1962, they teamed up with two girls from another local attraction, the Del Capris - Nona Hendryx (b. 18 August 1945, Trenton, N Read more

Patti LaBelle - 42% match to Nile Rodgers

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Musicals & The Arts Holiday & Seasonal Drama Soundtracks Television Holiday & Seasonal Christian & Gospel Dance Documentaries Jazz Kids & Family
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Patricia Louise Holt, 24 May 1944, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. The lead singer of LaBelle began her solo career in 1976 when her former group, who had originally begun recording in the early 60s as the Blue Belles, disbanded. Although her first releases showed promise, she was unable to regain the profile enjoyed by LaBelle and at the beginning of the 80s, Patti agreed Read more

Patrice Rushen - 40% match to Nile Rodgers

Genres: Drama Jazz Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Comedy Disco
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30 September 1954, Los Angeles, California, USA. Rushen grew up in Los Angeles and attended the University of Southern California. She started learning classical piano when she was three, and turned to jazz in her teens. A group with which she was playing won an award for young musicians at Monterey in 1972. She played with a host of artists, including Abbey Lincoln, Donald Read more

Evelyn "Champagne" King - 38% match to Nile Rodgers

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock Disco Dance
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b 1 July 1960, the Bronx, New York City, New York, USA. A former office cleaner at Gamble And Huff’s Sigma Sound studios, King was overheard singing Sam Cooke’s ‘A Change Is Gonna Come’ by Theodore Life, a member of the company’s writing and production staff. He coached the aspiring singer on recording technique and was instrumental in preparing King Read more

Rose Royce - 37% match to Nile Rodgers

Genres: R&B / Soul Pop / Rock
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Formed in the USA as a multi-purpose backing group, the original nine-piece worked under a variety of names. In 1973 Kenji Brown (guitar), Victor Nix (keyboards), Kenny Copeland, Freddie Dunn (trumpets), Michael Moore (saxophone), Lequient ‘Duke’ Jobe (bass), Henry Garner and Terrai Santiel (drums) backed Edwin Starr as Total Concept Limited, before supporting Yvonne Read more

Jessie Ware - 34% match to Nile Rodgers

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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Shalamar - 34% match to Nile Rodgers

Genres: R&B / Soul Funk Dance Disco Electronic & Ambient
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This act was created by Dick Griffey, booking agent for US television’s Soul Train show, and Simon Soussan, a veteran of UK’s northern soul scene. The latter produced ‘Uptown Festival’, a medley of popular Motown Records favourites, which was issued on Griffey’s Solar label. Although credited to ‘Shalamar’, the track featured session musicians Read more

The Brothers Johnson - 33% match to Nile Rodgers

Genres: R&B / Soul Funk Disco Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul
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This US hard-funk duo featured George Johnson (17 May 1953, Los Angeles, California, USA; guitar, vocals) and Louis Johnson (b. 13 April 1955, Los Angeles, California, USA; bass). They previously worked alongside their older brother Tommy and cousin Alex Weir in the band Johnson Three Plus One, backing the Supremes and Bobby Womack. George and Louis then went on to tour with Read more

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