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LES FREAKSNile Rodgers fills Blues & Soul's David Nathan in on the birth of disco deities Chic (1978) and NME's Danny Baker meets Rodgers and Bernard Edwards on their first London visit in 1979. Plus Daryl Easlea's definitive retrospective on the 'Good Times' guys (2001)…

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