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Nile Rodgers: C'est Chic

Producer tells wild, star-studded stories in new book, 'Le Freak'
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With massive crossover hits such as "Le Freak," "Good Times" and "I Want Your Love," Chic was one of the hottest acts in the business in the late 1970s. "Le Freak" was the biggest-selling single in Atlantic Records history and the first song ever to top the Billboard Hot 100 three separate times. The song, says Rodgers, was originally an angry rant aimed at Studio 54 – "Fuck off!" – after he and his musical partner, bassist Bernard Edwards, were turned away at the door of the famous nightclub. The bouncer recently apologized to Rodgers on Facebook, he tells Rolling Stone

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