A return to roots

Nile Rodgers, the guitarist and founding member of disco band Chic, got back to his busking roots in London last Saturday, delighting fans with stripped-down versions of some of his best-known songs. Wearing a white beret, the 65-year-old said playin
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Nile Rodgers, the guitarist and founding member of disco band Chic, got back to his busking roots in London last Saturday, delighting fans with stripped-down versions of some of his best-known songs.

Wearing a white beret, the 65-year-old said playing on the streets of New York was how his career had started, and he performed Chic tunes Good Times and Le Freak.

He was appearing at an event to mark International Busking Day in Wembley, north-west London.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 23, 2018, with the headline 'A return to roots'. Print Edition | Subscribe