10. But later that year, the Sugarhill Gang adapted the groove from “Good Times” for “Rapper’s Delight,” the very first hip-hop single. Rodgers was instrumental in the creation of an entire new genre of music.
32. His work on Madonna’s second album, Like A Virgin, cemented his reputation as one of the greatest producers of the ’80s. That album pushed Madonna to superstar status with the era-defining smashes “Like A Virgin” and “Material Girl.”
36. Rodgers has produced dozens of other records, including collaborations with Grace Jones, Al Jarreau, Stevie Winwood, and Cyndi Lauper. In 1989, he co-produced The B-52’s comeback album Cosmic Thing, which features the immortal “Love Shack.”
38. Rodgers has kept active over the years with more production work and tours with Chic. He occasionally takes time out of his busy schedule to give people pointers on how to emulate his distinctive guitar style.
40. That resulted in “Get Lucky,” a song featuring Pharrell that became Daft Punk’s biggest chart hit ever. Rodgers played on three other songs on the album too, which has introduced his genius to a whole new generation of fans.