The king of disco is coming back
MIAMI (WSVN) -- Big props to disco legends KC and the Sunshine Band. Their 1975 hit Boogie Shoes is among the 2012 inductees to the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress.
This is a huge honor for Miami's KC, who's already won Grammy's and American Music Awards, this as the band celebrates a milestone anniversary with a brand new album.
The king of disco is coming back, 40 years after he created the iconic sound that would take the music world by storm.
Miami's own KC is back in the recording studio doing what he loves best. "I don't think you can talk about disco without talking about KC and the Sunshine Band." said Harry "KC" Wayne Casey.
KC burst on to the music scene in 1973 but it wasn't until he created the Sunshine Band in 1975 that KC became an international superstar with the hit That's the Way I Like It. The song skyrocketed to number one, disco was born and KC led the way.
KC said, "Forty years ago right here in Miami we started this new sound that became the disco sound." He added, "It's really us right here in Miami that ushered in this new sound, and ushered in this new Miami. We brought all the attention to Miami."
KC followed up with three more number one hits and became the only artist along with The Beatles to score four number ones in just one year. KC and the Sunshine Band sold over 75 million albums.
KC said, "You know I never thought that 40 years later I'd still be touring or making music or doing anything really. At the time we were just concentrating on making the music."
The 80's maybe killed disco but KC continued to tour the world and perform. In 2009 he blew it out on the American Idol stage.
It's been decades since KC dropped a new album, but that's about to change. "I haven't been in the record business in a long time and I'm getting ready to release this new album. Two disc set classics and all new material and everything is different and I'm having to re-learn the business," said KC.
Forty years later, the business may be different but the talent and the passion are definitely still there, and for now KC has no intention of slowing down. "Well you know I'm 62-years-old they ask, 'How much longer?' I say, 'I don't know until I can't do it anymore.' For now lets say, ten more years. We'll see how I feel at 72," said KC.
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