Who really knows? Who actually cares? You simply use your ears. Marr was just one of several stalwarts lined up to praise the songwriter, producer, arranger and guitarist.
A doorman thought otherwise and invited them to "fuck off". Fuck Studio Paul Gambaccini is still baffled by the song's refusal to relinquish its number one slot, which it reclaimed twice. The story has been told often before, most recently on BBC Four in the last documentary appreciation of Nile Rodgers in This remix is a two-part series which explains how Rodgers first discovered his sound then exported it. The other stroke of luck was meeting Edwards, whom Rodgers had identified as his ideal collaborator.
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Nile reveals the moment when, as a teenager, he first picked up a guitar, and why he has never looked back. He tells about his session work before following his dream with Chic. He tells how his musical talent led him to become a highly successful session musician before following his dream to write his own music with Bernard Edwards for Chic. Nile tells the story of how he and Bernard, young and broke, surreptitiously sneaked into a recording studio at night to record what became Chic's first hit, Everybody Dance. Nile plays this song for us and we see him and Chic in concert playing it too - along with lots of their greatest hits. The film uncovers the source of inspiration for many of Nile's songs - being turned away from Studio 54 led him to write Le Freak, while others, including Lost in Music, have their roots in Nile's troubled and difficult childhood, and how he hears music all the time - a subject he speaks about candidly.
Nile Rodgers reveals how he became the go-to producer of the 80s, creating signature sounds for some of the world's biggest stars: Diana Ross, Carly Simon, David Bowie, Madonna and Duran Duran. The first artist Nile worked with was Diana Ross. The album they created, Diana, became the biggest-selling studio album of her career and spawned three international hit singles. In the film, Nile explains how they came up with the songs. Nile and Carly Simon reveal the working process that led to the song Why, which flopped in America. Nile explains why and is candid about what you do when failure comes knocking. When Nile met David Bowie, neither could have known how much it would change both their lives. After a number of critically received albums, Bowie was looking to do something different and asked Nile for an album of hits - and that is what Nile gave him; Let's Dance became Bowie's biggest-selling album.