Gene Autry, along with Roy Rogers, were the best known singing cowboys from movies and television. Besides Gene Autry’s many popular western hits, like "Back in the Saddle Again," Gene also sang several perennial Christmas song classics including "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," written by songwriter Johnny Marks in 1949. A year later Gene Autry was back in the charts with Frosty the snowman, then later he co-wrote with Oakley Haldeman, entitled, "Here Comes Santa Claus."
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It would unfair to say that Nile Rodgers is having a renaissance, as his music has never gone away nor has it aged, be it Sister Sledge or Chic, timeless classics that still enthral and pulsate any dance floor, regardless of age. I remember back in my days of clubbing, late eighties to early nighties, that Sister Sledge’s Thinking of You became a club anthem, the smiles on the dancers faces were truly beautiful,
I grew up not only listening to Music; but needing it. I demanded it to show me a World outside of my blue-collar town of Addison, Illinois (pinch your nose and say the letter “a” and drag it out like you have a tongue compressor in your mouth). There had to be so much more than mini-malls and Top Forty.
In the second half of the 1960s funk became a recognised musical genre, spearheaded with acts like James Brown, Sly & The Family Stone, the Meters, and Dyke & The Blazers the music became a dance craze popular with audiences tired of guitar solos and boogie rhythms.