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Technotronic is a Belgian Techno band formed by Jo Bogaert in the late eighties. Together with Ya Kid K, he wrote the hit single Pump Up the Jam which meant the start of the Belgian hip hop scene. Bogaert later on worked together with different vocalists. Originally, Bogaert used a model in order to promote the song. Only later on, Ya Kid K was allowed to appear.
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Only later on, Ya Kid K was allowed to appear. See also: Happatai. Originally, Bogaert used a model in order to promote the song. (He is no relation to Glenn Hughes, the former Deep Purple bassist and vocalist.). Bogaert later on worked together with different vocalists. Village People singer Glenn Hughes died of cancer on March 4, 2001. Together with Ya Kid K, he wrote the hit single Pump Up the Jam which meant the start of the Belgian hip hop scene. The members of the Village People are:.
Technotronic is a Belgian Techno band formed by Jo Bogaert in the late eighties. The movie "won" the Worst Picture and Worst Screenplay prizes at the 1980 Golden Raspberry Awards in March 1981 and was nominated in almost all the other categories. The group also appeared in their 1980 feature film Can't Stop the Music, directed by Nancy Walker, written by Allan Carr and Bronte Woodard, music and lyrics by Jacques Morali and starring Steve Guttenberg, Valerie Perrine, Bruce Jenner, and The Village People. More than twenty years later, a dance that involves forming these four letters with the dancer's arms and legs is still popular at office functions, sporting events, and college parties. Other hits include "Macho Man" and "YMCA" (a song about the YMCA).
The scandal tremendously boosted the popularity of the song. The Navy quickly cancelled the campaign. When the video started showing and the Navy started the planned ad campaign, some newspapers protested using taxpayer money to fund music videos (especially for a morally dubious group). The Navy provided them with a war ship, several airplanes, and hundreds of Navy men.
Less than a month later, The Village People arrived at the San Diego Naval base. They contacted Belolo, who decided to give the rights for free with the condition that the Navy helped them shoot the music video. The United States Navy considered using the Village People hit "In The Navy" in a recruiting advertising campaign on television and radio. Jacques Morali and Henri Belolo got the inspiration for creating an assembly of American man archetypes based on the gay men of The Village who frequently dressed in various fantasy ways.
The band's name references a well-known gay area of New York City, Greenwich Village. Much like Frank Farian's Boney M or Trevor Horn's Frankie Goes To Hollywood the group was manufactured. Despite the French song writers the songs were all in English. The band was assembled (in 1977) and managed by two French musicians, Jacques Morali and Henri Belolo (see picture (http://www.disco-disco.com/images/henri-j-vp.jpg)), specifically to showcase and perform their disco music creations. The gay-themed group was as well known for their outrageous on-stage costumes (the members dressing up as a police officer, an American Indian chief, a construction worker, a soldier, and a cowboy) as for their catchy tunes and lyrics, which had gay themes but were subtle enough to be missed by many heterosexuals.
Village People were a disco band of the late 1970s. Eric Anzalone (the biker, replacement, since 1995). Ray Simpson (the cop, replacement). Felipe Rose (the Indian).
Randy Jones (the cowboy). Alex Briley (the G.I.). Glenn Hughes (the leatherman/biker, original). David "Scar" Hodo (the construction worker).
Victor Willis (the cop, original, from 1977 till 1980; he co-authored certain songs, notably "In the Navy").