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Happy Birthday To Westport’s Nile Rodgers

Nile Rodgers turns 61 on Thursday.
Nile Rodgers turns 61 on Thursday. Photo Credit:

WESTPORT, Conn. -- Happy birthday to Westport's Nile Rodgers!

Rodgers, who has owned a home in Westport, was born Sept. 19, 1952 in New York, N.Y.

He is a musician, producer, composer, arranger and guitarist. He started his career as a session guitarist  with the Sesame Street band and recorded four solo act albums.

He is the lead guitarist and founding member of the band Chic, since 1976. which has been nominated to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame four times in 2003, 2006, 2007 and 2008.

Rodgers is the recipient of the Winter Music Conference 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award and was profiled in the highly rated BBC4 documentary special, "Nile Rodgers: The Hitmaker."

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