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Nile Rodgers gets lost in music for new BBC series

HIT-MAKER: Nile Rodgers has sold millions of records

NILE RODGERS will guide viewers through his musical legacy in a new three-part series for BBC Four this April.

Nile Rodgers: Lost In Music will take a fascinating look at the career of the Grammy award winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer as he reveals the secrets of his success, what it takes to make it to the very top of the music industry and how to stay relevant decade after decade.

Using his hits as a guide, Rodgers will take viewers through the creative process of making a hit record, as well as living with the success and excess that inevitably follows.

Rodgers first picked up a guitar as a teenager and since then, he has changed the course of music history. He has sold more than 300 million records, transcending decades and musical genres. He has written, played and produced some of the most recognisable records of all time, not least with his disco super-band Chic, as well as numerous hits for artists such as Daft Punk, David Bowie, Duran Duran, Diana Ross and Madonna.

With unprecedented access to Rodgers and his collaborators, the series will hear from many of his friends and colleagues including Kathy Sledge, Carly Simon and Nick Rhodes, as well as the new generation of musicians he has worked with such as Mark Ronson, John Newman, Laura Mvula, Keith Urban and Avicii.

Rodgers enthused:

“When we shot this series, I was focused on making it as passionate and informative as a BBC documentary I’d watched on my friend Paul Simon.

“This series’ attention to detail is comprehensive, we looked back through the decades with real curiosity, picking out moments and actions that seemed frivolous at the time, but had a huge impact on the music we made.

“I can’t wait to see the series in full. I’m sure it’ll be breathtaking – the BBC do great things with music and I know this will be no different.”

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