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September 19th: What inspired the lyrics of ‘Le Freak'?

1 month ago   |   By The Spectator

Every weekend the Spectator brings you doses of topical trivia - facts, figures and anecdotes inspired by the current week's dates in history...
September 19

Nile Rodgers. The musician wrote ‘Le Freak' after he and fellow Chic member Bernard Edwards were turned away from New York's Studio 54 on New Year's Eve 1977. They had been invited to a party at the club by Grace Jones, but she forgot to tell the doorman, who promptly told Rodgers and Edwards to ‘f**k off'. They went straight home and wrote the song, incorporating the doorman's words into the lyrics. These were later changed to...
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