Nile Rodgers’ music career started on the streets as a busker.
The iconic singer rose to fame with his disco group Chic, and over the decades he has collaborated with some of the biggest names in music; however, a highflying career working with the likes of Madonna and Pharrell Williams is the furthest thing from the 62-year-old’s humble busking beginnings. Today he took to the streets of London, UK, to try his hand at street singing once again.
“That’s how I started. I was homeless,” Nile told his Twitter followers.
Bundled up in a beige jacket, colourful scarf and hiding his famous dreadlocked hair under a red hat, nobody knew it was Nile when he first started playing; however, when he started singing some of his classic tunes, he soon started to get noticed.
Nile blew crowds away at yesterday’s British Summer Time gig in London, where he shared the bill with Grace Jones and Kylie Minogue.
He’s now en route to France, but managed to make a bit of money this morning for his journey.
— Nile Rodgers (@nilerodgers) June 22, 2015
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