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10 Reasons Why Chic's Nile Rodgers Is A Musical Genius

You may know him as the leader of Chic, but this musical wizard is responsible for producing some of the greatest tunes of our time:

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1. He co-founded disco's greatest band.

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Chic rescued Disco in the late '70s. With an infectious sound led by Rodgers' James Brown-esque rhythms on guitar, Bernard Edwards' indelible bass lines, Tony Thompson's drumming skills , and singers Alfa Anderson & Lucy Martin's soulful vocals, Rodgers & Chic are an unstoppable musical force whose timeless anthems can still be heard on dance-floors to this day.

2. Chic's best-selling single, "Le Freak," is also the highest selling single in the history of Atlantic Records.

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