History Music / VillagePeople

17th Dec '15 2:26:02 AM Mad_Spy
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Their original career was derailed by 1980's ''Can't Stop the Music'', a musical comedy film directed by Nancy Walker. It is a pseudo-biography of the group which bears only a vague resemblance to the actual story of their formation. ''Newsweek'' described the movie like this: "''Can't Stop the Music'' ushers in a whole new concept in entertainment -- it's the first all-singing, all-dancing horror film; the ''Film/DawnOfTheDead1978'' of the disco era." This movie, along with ''Film/{{Xanadu}}'', inspired John Wilson to created the UsefulNotes/{{Golden Raspberry Award}}s to honor the worst that Hollywood had to offer, and contributed to rendering the movie musical genre DeaderThanDisco (how apropos) for about twenty years.
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Their original career was derailed by 1980's ''Can't Stop the Music'', a musical comedy film directed by Nancy Walker. It is a pseudo-biography of the group which bears only a vague resemblance to the actual story of their formation. ''Newsweek'' described the movie like this: "''Can't Stop the Music'' ushers in a whole new concept in entertainment -- it's the first all-singing, all-dancing horror film; the ''Film/DawnOfTheDead1978'' of the disco era." This movie, along with ''Film/{{Xanadu}}'', inspired John Wilson to created create the UsefulNotes/{{Golden Raspberry Award}}s to honor the worst that Hollywood had to offer, and contributed to rendering the movie musical genre DeaderThanDisco (how apropos) for about twenty years.
13th May '15 6:50:57 PM ANTMuddle
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* GayCowboy
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* GayCowboyGayCowboy: Randy Jones.

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* HelloSailorHelloSailor Alex Briley.
11th May '15 9:15:45 AM erforce
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Their original career was derailed by 1980's ''Can't Stop the Music'', a musical comedy film directed by Nancy Walker. It is a pseudo-biography of the group which bears only a vague resemblance to the actual story of their formation. ''Newsweek'' described the movie like this: "''Can't Stop the Music'' ushers in a whole new concept in entertainment -- it's the first all-singing, all-dancing horror film; the ''Film/DawnOfTheDead'' of the disco era." This movie, along with ''Film/{{Xanadu}}'', inspired John Wilson to created the UsefulNotes/{{Golden Raspberry Award}}s to honor the worst that Hollywood had to offer, and contributed to rendering the movie musical genre DeaderThanDisco (how apropos) for about twenty years.
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Their original career was derailed by 1980's ''Can't Stop the Music'', a musical comedy film directed by Nancy Walker. It is a pseudo-biography of the group which bears only a vague resemblance to the actual story of their formation. ''Newsweek'' described the movie like this: "''Can't Stop the Music'' ushers in a whole new concept in entertainment -- it's the first all-singing, all-dancing horror film; the ''Film/DawnOfTheDead'' ''Film/DawnOfTheDead1978'' of the disco era." This movie, along with ''Film/{{Xanadu}}'', inspired John Wilson to created the UsefulNotes/{{Golden Raspberry Award}}s to honor the worst that Hollywood had to offer, and contributed to rendering the movie musical genre DeaderThanDisco (how apropos) for about twenty years.
9th Mar '15 1:08:14 PM LongLiveHumour
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Their original career was derailed by 1980's ''Can't Stop the Music'', a musical comedy film directed by Nancy Walker. It is a pseudo-biography of the group which bears only a vague resemblance to the actual story of their formation. ''Newsweek'' described the movie like this: "''Can't Stop the Music'' ushers in a whole new concept in entertainment -- it's the first all-singing, all-dancing horror film; the ''Film/DawnOfTheDead'' of the disco era." This movie, along with ''Film/{{Xanadu}}'', inspired John Wilson to created the {{Golden Raspberry Award}}s to honor the worst that Hollywood had to offer, and contributed to rendering the movie musical genre DeaderThanDisco (how apropos) for about twenty years.
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Their original career was derailed by 1980's ''Can't Stop the Music'', a musical comedy film directed by Nancy Walker. It is a pseudo-biography of the group which bears only a vague resemblance to the actual story of their formation. ''Newsweek'' described the movie like this: "''Can't Stop the Music'' ushers in a whole new concept in entertainment -- it's the first all-singing, all-dancing horror film; the ''Film/DawnOfTheDead'' of the disco era." This movie, along with ''Film/{{Xanadu}}'', inspired John Wilson to created the {{Golden UsefulNotes/{{Golden Raspberry Award}}s to honor the worst that Hollywood had to offer, and contributed to rendering the movie musical genre DeaderThanDisco (how apropos) for about twenty years.
23rd Feb '15 2:50:41 AM Ecgwynn
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It was a success, so Morali and his business partner, Henri Belolo, (under the collaboration Can't Stop Productions), decided to build a real group around Willis for a stage act to showcase and perform their disco music creations. They took out an ad in a trade magazine band which read: "Macho Types Wanted: Must Have Moustache." The first recruit, Indian Rose, Morali literally bumped into on the streets of Greenwich Village. Rose was a bartender who wore jingle bells on his boots. He was invited along to take part in the sessions for the first album. Alex Briley (who eventually took on the soldierman persona) was a friend of Willis'. The other three, Mark Mussler (construction worker), Dave Forrest (cowboy) and the original leatherman, were quickly replaced, respectively, by Dave Hodo, Randy Jones and Glenn Hughes, who all had more experience as actors/singers/dancers. {{Leatherman}} Hughes had first been spotted as a toll collector at the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel. Early on, one of the group's songwriters, Peter Whitehead, even performed with the group for a brief time.
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It was a success, so Morali and his business partner, Henri Belolo, (under the collaboration Can't Stop Productions), decided to build a real group around Willis for a stage act to showcase and perform their disco music creations. They took out an ad in a trade magazine band which read: "Macho Types Wanted: Must Have Moustache." The first recruit, Indian Rose, Morali literally bumped into on the streets of Greenwich Village. Rose was a bartender who wore jingle bells on his boots. He was invited along to take part in the sessions for the first album. Alex Briley (who eventually took on the soldierman persona) was a friend of Willis'. The other three, Mark Mussler (construction worker), Dave Forrest (cowboy) and the original leatherman, Lee Mouton (leatherman), were quickly replaced, respectively, by Dave Hodo, Randy Jones and Glenn Hughes, who all had more experience as actors/singers/dancers. {{Leatherman}} Hughes had first been spotted as a toll collector at the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel. Early on, one of the group's songwriters, Peter Whitehead, even performed with the group for a brief time.
4th Feb '15 2:48:24 PM ZachValkyrie
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** However Glenn's Leatherman persona did directly influence [[HellBentForLeather Rob Halford]] of Music/JudasPriest.
31st Jan '15 8:54:42 AM johnnyfog
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Village People are a concept disco group consisting of gay stereotypes formed in the late [[TheSeventies 1970s]]. The group is well known for their on-stage costumes as for their catchy tunes and suggestive lyrics. Original members were: police/naval officer (Victor Willis), American Indian chief (Felipe Rose), cowboy (Randy Jones), construction worker (David Hodo), leatherman (Glenn Hughes) and Military man (Alex Briley). For the release of "In the Navy", both Willis and Briley appeared temporarily as sailors. Originally created to target disco's primarily gay fan base by featuring stereotypical gay fantasy personas, the band's popularity quickly brought them into mainstream. The group is seen by some music critics as less serious for their camp style, appearance and musical choices.
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Village People are a concept disco group consisting of gay stereotypes formed in the late [[TheSeventies 1970s]]. The group is well known for their on-stage costumes as for their catchy tunes and suggestive lyrics. Original members were: police/naval officer policeman (Victor Willis), American Indian chief (Felipe Rose), cowboy (Randy Jones), construction worker (David Hodo), leatherman (Glenn Hughes) and Military man (Alex Briley). For the release of "In the Navy", both Willis and Briley appeared temporarily as sailors. Originally created to target disco's primarily gay fan base by featuring stereotypical gay fantasy personas, the band's popularity quickly brought them into mainstream. The group is seen by some music critics as less serious for their camp style, appearance and musical choices.
29th Jan '15 1:55:31 PM johnnyfog
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Village People are a concept disco group consisting of gay stereotypes formed in the late [[TheSeventies 1970s]]. The group is well known for their on-stage costumes as for their catchy tunes and suggestive lyrics. Original members were: police/naval officer(Victor Willis), American Indian chief (Felipe Rose), cowboy (Randy Jones), construction worker (David Hodo), leatherman (Glenn Hughes) and Military man (Alex Briley). For the release of "In the Navy", both Willis and Briley appeared temporarily as sailors. Originally created to target disco's primarily gay fan base by featuring stereotypical gay fantasy personas, the band's popularity quickly brought them into mainstream. The group is seen by some music critics as less serious for their camp style, appearance and musical choices.
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Village People are a concept disco group consisting of gay stereotypes formed in the late [[TheSeventies 1970s]]. The group is well known for their on-stage costumes as for their catchy tunes and suggestive lyrics. Original members were: police/naval officer(Victor officer (Victor Willis), American Indian chief (Felipe Rose), cowboy (Randy Jones), construction worker (David Hodo), leatherman (Glenn Hughes) and Military man (Alex Briley). For the release of "In the Navy", both Willis and Briley appeared temporarily as sailors. Originally created to target disco's primarily gay fan base by featuring stereotypical gay fantasy personas, the band's popularity quickly brought them into mainstream. The group is seen by some music critics as less serious for their camp style, appearance and musical choices.
29th Jan '15 1:55:23 PM johnnyfog
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Village People are a concept disco group consisting of gay stereotypes formed in the late [[TheSeventies 1970s]]. The group is well known for their on-stage costumes as for their catchy tunes and suggestive lyrics. Original members were: police officer (Victor Willis), American Indian chief (Felipe Rose), cowboy (Randy Jones), construction worker (David Hodo), leatherman (Glenn Hughes) and Military man (Alex Briley). For the release of "In the Navy", both Willis and Briley appeared temporarily as sailors. Originally created to target disco's primarily gay fan base by featuring stereotypical gay fantasy personas, the band's popularity quickly brought them into mainstream. The group is seen by some music critics as less serious for their camp style, appearance and musical choices.
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Village People are a concept disco group consisting of gay stereotypes formed in the late [[TheSeventies 1970s]]. The group is well known for their on-stage costumes as for their catchy tunes and suggestive lyrics. Original members were: police officer (Victor police/naval officer(Victor Willis), American Indian chief (Felipe Rose), cowboy (Randy Jones), construction worker (David Hodo), leatherman (Glenn Hughes) and Military man (Alex Briley). For the release of "In the Navy", both Willis and Briley appeared temporarily as sailors. Originally created to target disco's primarily gay fan base by featuring stereotypical gay fantasy personas, the band's popularity quickly brought them into mainstream. The group is seen by some music critics as less serious for their camp style, appearance and musical choices.
22nd Sep '14 1:52:14 PM Theta1138
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** The Navy rank and file apparently found it absolutely hilarious; if you look at local charts for Navy towns, it stuck around for quite a while on those charts.
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