The man who made punk bankable and took a little-known Scottish new wave band to number one on the U.S. charts also helped to define disco music, the antithesis of underground and alternative rock. Born in January 1948 in London, England, Oscar-winning producer Keith Forsey began his career as a drummer in mid '60s. By the early '70s, he was contributing his skills as a percussionist to Krautrock artists like Roy Fleming and Amon Düül II. In the late '70s, Forsey became one of disco's pioneers, working with dance artists like Lipstique and Claudja Barry. More importantly, he was legendary disco producer Giorgio Moroder's drummer and appeared on Donna Summer's groundbreaking club records, including the 1979 classic Bad Girls. Less remembered is his own band, Trax, essentially a collaboration with Pete Bellotte that spawned two LPs, ...
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