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Nile Rodgers

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  • Year:
    2017
  • Inducted by:
    Pharrell
  • Category:
    Musical Excellence
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Introduction

Sonic innovator Nile Rodgers rocked beyond the boundaries of disco with inimitable guitar riffs fundamental to hip-hop, rock, and EDM.

Bowie, Madonna, Daft Punk & others sought out Rodgers’ production prowess–yielding unabashedly freaky, incredibly danceable rock records.

Hall of Fame Essay

2017

Rob Bowman

Nile Rodgers’ influence on popular music over the past forty years is nearly unfathomable.

As a guitarist, songwriter, producer, arranger, and funkster extraordinaire, Rodgers has left his imprint on a stunningly wide array of genres including disco, R&B, rock, mainstream pop, hip-hop, and EDM.

Looking over the breadth of his career, a case could easily be made that no single individual has had a greater impact on the sound of pop, from the late 1970s to the present day.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Program Cover 2017
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Nile has taught me to value being one part of a whole - of sacrificing yourself for the song.

Pharrell

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Collection

c. 1980/Stuyvesant Guitar Man
circa- 1980 Stuyvesant Guitar Man Electric Guitar

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Gallery

Photography: Getty/WireImage

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