The life and times of the quintessential disco band published to coincide with the 25th anniversary of Chic’s UK success. Chic, led by Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards, are one of the most underrated and pivotal acts in musical history. They either released or produced a string of era-defining records; ‘Le Freak‘, ‘Good Times’, ‘We Are Family’, ‘Lost In Music’. Rodgers and Edwards also produced some of the great 80s dance records, working with Bowie, Robert Palmer, Madonna and ABC. After Chic reunited in 1991, to rave live reviews they performed intermittently until Edwards died shortly after a triumphant gig in Japan in 1996. Rodgers alone keeps the Chic flame alive today. Everybody Dance puts the rise and fall of the emblematic disco duo against the backdrop of a changing socio-political landscape: the Civil Rights struggle, the Black Panther movement and the US oil crisis. There are drugs, bankruptcy, uptight artists, fights, and Muppets but, most importantly an in-depth appraisal of a group whose legacy remains hugely underrated. Will appeal to fans of Chic, disco and black music in general, as well as anyone interested in the only essential untold story in music history. Draws on years of research and hours of new interviews with band members and their friends and associates, as well as those influenced by the Chic sound. Extensive CD reissure programme with sleevenotes by the author.
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