The Village People are a concept disco group formed in the late 1970s.
The Village People is well known for their on-stage costumes as for their catchy tunes and suggestive lyrics. Original members of The Village People were: police officer (Victor Willis), American Indian chief (Felipe Rose), cowboy (Randy Jones), construction worker (David Hodo), biker (Glenn Hughes) and Military man (Alex Briley). For the release of "In the Navy", both Willis and Briley appeared as an admiral and a sailor, respectively.
Originally created to target disco's primarily gay fan base by featuring
stereotypical gay fantasy personas, the Village People's popularity quickly
brought them into mainstream.
The group scored a number of disco and dance hits, including their trademark "Macho Man", "Go West", the classic club medley of "San Francisco (You've Got Me) / In Hollywood (Everybody is a Star)", "In the Navy", "Can't Stop the Music", and their biggest hit, "Y.M.C.A.".
The group have sold 85 million albums and singles. In September, 2008 the Village People received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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