Rochester Boogie Night – Where Are They Now?
This week's Throwback Thursday band is The Village People!
The Village People (named after Greenwich Village) was the creation of Jacques Morali, a French musical composer, who took out an ad in a music trade magazine which read: "Macho Types Wanted: Must Dance And Have A Moustache”.
In 1977, "Macho Man" brought them mainstream attention, and their 1978 recording "Y.M.C.A." became one of the most popular hits of the 1970s. And of course, let’s not forget their last top 10 hit in 1979, “In the Navy”. The Village People have sold over 100 million records world-wide.
Over the years the lineup has changed, but original members Felipe Rose (Native American) and Alex Briley (G.I.) are now touring with the current lineup, and an Australian tour will begin this Spring.
“Y.M.C.A.” will be one of the many jams you’ll hear from the 70's at “Rochester Boogie Night”, coming to the International Event Center on Friday, February 6th, featuring live music from “Boogie Wonderland”. Click here for tickets, and to learn more about this ultimate 70's dance party!
BOOGIE BONUS: Did you know Phylicia Rashad (Claire Huxtable from the Cosby Show) was married to the original “cop”, Victor Willis?