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Village People is an American disco group best known for their on-stage costumes, catchy tunes, and suggestive lyrics.wikipedia
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Village People is an American disco group best known for their on-stage costumes, catchy tunes, and suggestive lyrics.
Well-known disco artists include Donna Summer, the Bee Gees, Gloria Gaynor, KC and the Sunshine Band, the Village People, The Trammps, the Jackson 5 and Chic.

Macho Man (song)

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The group quickly became popular and moved into the mainstream, scoring several disco and dance hits internationally, including the hit singles "Macho Man", "In the Navy", "Go West" and their biggest hit, "Y.M.C.A.".
"Macho Man" is the second single recorded by the American disco group Village People.

Village People (album)

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The group was originally formed by French producers Jacques Morali, Henri Belolo and lead singer Victor Willis following the release of the debut album, Village People, which targeted disco's gay audience.
Village People is the self-titled debut album by Village People, released on July 11, 1977.

In the Navy

IN THE NAVY '99
The group quickly became popular and moved into the mainstream, scoring several disco and dance hits internationally, including the hit singles "Macho Man", "In the Navy", "Go West" and their biggest hit, "Y.M.C.A.".
"In the Navy" is a song by the American disco group Village People.

Jacques Morali

The group was originally formed by French producers Jacques Morali, Henri Belolo and lead singer Victor Willis following the release of the debut album, Village People, which targeted disco's gay audience.
Jacques Morali (4 July 1947 – 15 November 1991 ) was a French disco and dance music record producer and songwriter, known for creating acts like The Ritchie Family and Village People.

Y.M.C.A. (song)

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The group quickly became popular and moved into the mainstream, scoring several disco and dance hits internationally, including the hit singles "Macho Man", "In the Navy", "Go West" and their biggest hit, "Y.M.C.A.".
"Y.M.C.A." is a song by the American disco group Village People.

Victor Willis

The group was originally formed by French producers Jacques Morali, Henri Belolo and lead singer Victor Willis following the release of the debut album, Village People, which targeted disco's gay audience.
He is best known as the founding member of the disco group Village People and also as lead singer and co-songwriter for all of their most successful singles.

Felipe Rose

Morali met the first recruit, Felipe Rose (who dressed as a Native American), on the streets of Greenwich Village.
Felipe Rose (born January 12, 1954) is a founding member of the disco group the Village People.

Horace Ott

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The Village People studio band was called Gypsy Lane, conducted by Horace Ott, who also provided much of the musical arrangements for Morali, who did not play any instruments.
Horace Ott (born April 15, 1933) is an American jazz and R&B composer, arranger, record producer, conductor and pianist, noted for his work since the late 1950s with a wide variety of artists including The Shirelles, Don Covay, Nina Simone, Houston Person, Village People, and many more.

Glenn Hughes (Village People)

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They took out an ad in a theatre trade paper which read: "Macho Types Wanted: Must Dance And Have A Moustache." Glenn Hughes (leatherman), David Hodo (construction worker) and Randy Jones (cowboy) were among the hundreds who answered the ad.
Glenn Martin Hughes (July 18, 1950 – March 4, 2001) was the original "Leatherman" character in the disco group Village People from 1977 to 1996.

Macho Man (album)

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With the "official" lineup in place, the group did a hasty photo-shoot for the cover of the already-recorded Macho Man album.
Macho Man is the second studio album by Village People, released on February 27, 1978.

Alex Briley

Alex
Willis hand-picked Alex Briley (who initially portrayed an athlete but eventually became the group's soldier/sailor).
Alexander "Alex" Briley (born April 12, 1947) is an American singer who was the original "G.I." in the disco recording act Village People.

Ray Simpson

Raymond Simpson
Willis left the group at the end of their North American tour in 1979 and was replaced by Ray Simpson, the brother of Valerie Simpson (of Ashford & Simpson).
Ray Simpson (born January 15, 1954) is an American singer best known as a former lead singer and "Cop" of the disco super-group Village People having been in that role for over 30 years.

David Hodo

David "Scar" Hodo
They took out an ad in a theatre trade paper which read: "Macho Types Wanted: Must Dance And Have A Moustache." Glenn Hughes (leatherman), David Hodo (construction worker) and Randy Jones (cowboy) were among the hundreds who answered the ad.
David "Scar" Hodo (born July 7, 1947) is an American singer who performed the construction worker character in the group Village People from 1978-2013.

Can't Stop the Music

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In June 1980 the feature film Can't Stop the Music starring Village People was released.
Written by Allan Carr and Bronté Woodard, the film is a pseudo-biography of disco's Village People which bears only a vague resemblance to the actual story of the group's formation.

Randy Jones (singer)

Randy Jones
They took out an ad in a theatre trade paper which read: "Macho Types Wanted: Must Dance And Have A Moustache." Glenn Hughes (leatherman), David Hodo (construction worker) and Randy Jones (cowboy) were among the hundreds who answered the ad.
Randy Jones (born September 13, 1952 in Raleigh, North Carolina) is an American disco and pop singer and best known as the cowboy from Village People.

Renaissance (Village People album)

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In 1981, with new wave music becoming more popular than disco, Village People took off their on-stage costumes, where they put on a new look inspired by the New Romantic movement, and released the album Renaissance.
Renaissance is the seventh studio album by American disco group The Village People, released in 1981.

Steve Guttenberg

Guttenberg
The film was directed by Nancy Walker, written by Allan Carr and Bronte Woodard, music and lyrics by Jacques Morali (except Willis penned the lyrics to "Milkshake" and "Magic Night") and starring Steve Guttenberg, Valerie Perrine, Jean-Claude Billmaer, and Bruce (Caitlyn) Jenner.
The same year he starred in the Nancy Walker-directed Can't Stop the Music, a semiautobiographical movie about the disco group Village People.

Fox on the Box

Victor Willis rejoined the group briefly in late 1981 for the album Fox on the Box, which was released in 1982 in Europe and Japan, and in 1983 in the United States under the title In the Street.
Fox on the Box is the eighth studio album by Village People.

Sex Over the Phone

Their last album containing new material, the 1985 dance/Hi-NRG release Sex Over the Phone, was not a huge commercial success, but it fared better in sales and club play than Renaissance.
Sex Over the Phone is the ninth studio album by Village People.

Bronte Woodard

Bronté Woodard
The film was directed by Nancy Walker, written by Allan Carr and Bronte Woodard, music and lyrics by Jacques Morali (except Willis penned the lyrics to "Milkshake" and "Magic Night") and starring Steve Guttenberg, Valerie Perrine, Jean-Claude Billmaer, and Bruce (Caitlyn) Jenner.
He also co-wrote the screenplay for the 1980 Village People film Can't Stop the Music with Grease producer Allan Carr.

Henri Belolo

Belolo
The group was originally formed by French producers Jacques Morali, Henri Belolo and lead singer Victor Willis following the release of the debut album, Village People, which targeted disco's gay audience.
Together with his friend composer Jacques Morali, he created The Ritchie Family as well as their most successful group, Village People.

Miles Jaye

Ray Simpson left the group in 1983 and was replaced by Miles Jaye.
He was for a time the lead singer of Village People.

Ray Stephens (singer)

Ray Stephens
The album featured yet another new lead singer, Ray Stephens (of The Great Space Coaster fame).
In 1985, Stephens became the lead singer of Village People and toured England with the group that year.

Allan Carr

The Fabulous Allan Carr
The film was directed by Nancy Walker, written by Allan Carr and Bronte Woodard, music and lyrics by Jacques Morali (except Willis penned the lyrics to "Milkshake" and "Magic Night") and starring Steve Guttenberg, Valerie Perrine, Jean-Claude Billmaer, and Bruce (Caitlyn) Jenner.
The following year, 1979, he produced the Village People film musical Can't Stop The Music, a production which, while campy, steered clear of addressing the band members' presumed homosexuality from the script.