Big 95 Birthday Spotlight: Nile Rodgers is 65 today

NILE RODGERS:  Happy 65th birthday

Nile Rodgers turns 65 today.

  • The guitarist and producer's first success was playing on New York City's soul-pop hit "I'm Doing Fine Now."
  • He and bass player Bernard Edwards formed The Big Apple Band, which evolved into Chic.
  • They branched out into producing, scoring a huge hit with Sister Sledge on "We Are Family." 
  • Nile also produced David Bowie's "Let's Dance," Diana Ross's "Upside Down" and The B-52's "Love Shack."
  • He recently survived prostate cancer.
  • While Chic fell short after numerous Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominations, Nile was inducted in the producer-songwriter category this year.

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