Today, Nile Gregory Rodgers, Jr. the legendary record producer, songwriter, musician, composer, arranger and guitarist turns 65. In April of this year Rodgers was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and received an Award for Musical Excellence.
Besides being the co-founding member of the band Chic, Rodgers has found more success in collaboration as producer and performer with many artists including David Bowie on the Let's Dance album.
David Bowie had planned to use producer Tony Visconti on the album, as the two had worked together on Bowie's previous four studio albums. However, he chose Nile Rodgers for the project.
Rodgers says that Bowie came into his apartment one day and showed him a photograph of Little Richard in a red suit getting into a bright red Cadillac, saying "Nile, darling, that's what I want my album to sound like."