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    Friday, December 17th, 2021
    Nile Rodgers 1957 Fender Stratocoaster electric guitar made $150,000

    The collection of multi Grammy award winning Nile Rodgers made $1.6 million at Christie’s in New York last night. The 100% sold auction was to benefit the We Are Family Foundation founded by Rodgers and dedicated to the visions of a global family by creating programs that promote cultural diversity. A rare Porsche 911 Slantnose Targa was the top lot of the sale. It made $200,000. It is one of only nine made. A 1957 Fender Stratocoaster solid body electric guitar with gold plated hardware made $150,000. There was competitive bidding from collectors participating from 16 countries via phone, online and in person. 

    Rodgers pioneered a musical language that generated chart-topping hits like “Le Freak,” (the biggest selling single in the history of Atlantic Records) and sparked the advent of hip-hop with “Good Times”. Nile transcends all styles of music across every generation with a body of work that’s garnered him inductions into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame.


    Wednesday, October 27th, 2021
    Nile Rodgers at Glastonbury, 2017. Photo credit: Jill Furmanovsky

    More than 160 lots of vintage and storied guitars, iconic fashions, unique synthesizers, production equipment and rare cars from the collection of legendary and multiple GRAMMY-winning composer, producer, arranger and guitarist Nile Rodgers will be sold by Christie’s in New York on December 16. His renowned productions for artists such as David Bowie, Diana Ross and Madonna have sold over 500 million albums and 75 million singles worldwide, while his trendsetting collaborations with Daft Punk, Avicii, Keith Urban, Disclosure, Sam Smith and Lady Gaga reflect the vanguard of contemporary music. Proceeds will benefit We Are Family Foundation, a non-profit organisation co-founded by Rodgers and Foundation President, Nancy Hunt, that promotes cultural diversity while nurturing and mentoring the vision, talents, and ideas of young people who are positively changing the world.