Thursday, July 18, 2024

Let It Be

Walking on Planet C

Let It Be

Bernard Edwards & Nile Rodgers inner sleeve for C'est CHIC

This week marks the thirty-first anniversary of John Lennon's death. The song "Let It Be" was credited as Lennon/McCartney and it was their final song together. My partnership with Bernard Edwards was very similar in that we didn't always write together, but we always credited the songs that way during the years of the CHIC Organization LTD.

The last year of my life has caused me to take another look at my life - and the life of my former partner. As I was writing my blog today, I experienced two incidents of déjà vu. I believe this was a message to post this video again. It was a TV special produced by Br@in for WOWOW, that focuses on my life and Bernard's death in Japan. I'm not sure why the producer's chose this Lennon/ McCartney song - but there is something very powerful in the message "Let It Be."


Documentary: Nile Rodgers
Duration: 43:45
Format: NTSC 16:9


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"