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Nile Rodgers and Chic play Newmarket Nights 2018

PUBLISHED: 06:00 05 February 2018 | UPDATED: 09:12 05 February 2018

Nile Rodgers and Chic headline Newmarket Nights this summer. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Nile Rodgers and Chic headline Newmarket Nights this summer. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

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Nile Rodgers is responsible for some of the best-known pop anthems over the last four decades. Now he and Chic, the group he co-founded, are coming to Newmarket Nights.

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His work in the Chic Organization and his productions for artists like David Bowie, Diana Ross and Madonna have sold more than 300 million albums and 50million singles worldwide. His collaborations with Daft Punk, Avicii, Sigala, Disclosure and Sam Smith reflect the vanguard of contemporary music.

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