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Henri Belolo: Village People creator dies at the age of 82

The French music producer Henri Belolo has died at the age of 82. The son of the co-inventor of the cult band Village People had confirmed his death, the French music rights society Sacem told the news agency afp.

In the short message service Twitter, the organization expressed its grief over the death of the Moroccan-born composer.

Belolo was one of the pioneers of the disco movement in the late 1970s. Together with his French colleague Jacques Morali, after the two moved to New York, he put together the six-member band Village People, which celebrated huge hits with hits like "YMCA", "In the Navy" and "Macho Man".

“YMCA” becomes a hit with the LGBT movement

The band with the characters of muscle-bound construction workers, bikers, cowboys and soldiers quickly became an icon of pop culture, "YMCA" became the anthem of the LGBT movement (gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender). Belolo and Morali were already successful in France with their label Carabine before they emigrated to the USA in 1973. There they founded the disco trio The Ritchie Family, which landed a world hit in 1976 with “The Best Disco in Town”.

In the early 80s, the two French helped popularize hip-hop culture in Europe with the band Break Machine. Her music label Scorpio also played an important role in the triumph of house music in France a decade later. Morali, who also wrote songs for pop diva Cher, died of AIDS in 1991. (afp)