The Village People

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These Recordings Deemed Important to Our Soundscape

Dr. Dre album, Whitney Houston song make the cut

(Newser) - Dr. Dre's classic debut rap album The Chronic, Selena's sophomore release Ven Conmigo, and the worldwide disco hit "YMCA" by the Village People are among 25 recordings being inducted into the National Recording Registry. The Library of Congress announced Wednesday that Tina Turner's "Private Dancer,... More »

Sight in a Gay Bar Led to an Iconic Band

Village People co-founder Henri Belolo is dead at 82

(Newser) - A music producer by the name of Henri Belolo is dead at age 82, and his death is making headlines because of the iconic band he helped create in the 1970s—the Village People. The Guardian recounts how a fateful trip to a gay bar with fellow Moroccan producer Jacques... More »

Village People: We're Not Changing YMCA

Even though the YMCA is now just the 'Y'

(Newser) - Fans of dorky dances, rejoice: The Village People aren't changing their famous song, even though the actual YMCA doesn't exist anymore. (The organization is shortening its name to the "Y.") Lead singer Victor Willis says the song and, more important, the dance will continue with all four... More »

Not So Fun to Stay on the Pirate Bay

Village People head up groups taking aim at file-sharing site

(Newser) - The Village People head a list of music industry has-beens pondering legal action against file-sharing site The Pirate Bay, after the service was indicted in Sweden for copyright infringement. The artists would join Prince, who’s been on the war path against the site for some time, reports Ars Technica. More »

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