For the song in the navy the police officer appeared as an admiral. Victor willis the policeman and glenn hughes the biker were straight while felipe rose the american indian randy jones the cowboy david hodo the construction worker and alex briley the military man were gay.
Probably the character that would fly the least if the village people had been a band formed in the 2010s instead of the 1970s felipe rose s native american then called the indian was one of the first recruits picked to backup victor willis.
Construction worker village people characters. The village people is a novelty disco band of the late 1970 s. Felipe who was discovered at a new york gay bar called anvil claims to have actual native american ancestry but we ve been unable to verify. Keeping with the times as we know the village people do the costume formerly known as indian has been rebranded as native american.
From 1978 to 2013 hodo secured his place in pop culture as the construction worker character in the group village people. Created in 1977 in new york by french producers jacques morali and henri belolo alongside willis their characters the cop the gi the construction worker the cowboy the native american and. According to the official website of the village people the group s original lineup included disco king construction worker cowboy leatherman indian and two nondescripts they were later joined by cop g i and biker.
The village people construction worker david hodo turns 73 david hodo was born in hollywood hills california on july 7 1947. Conceived by french producer jacques morali village people quickly evolved from a. The 1970s disco band village people included the following characters.
The group is as well known for its outrageous on stage costumes as for its catchy tunes and suggestive lyrics. Members of village people. Attired as a construction worker cowboy biker cop indian chief and gl the village people recorded the hit single macho man and graced the cover of the album from which it sprang macho men.
The members each dress as a police officer an american indian chief a construction worker a soldier a leatherman biker and a cowboy. Within two years hodo would win a role that lasted 35 years the construction worker in village people. Village people is an american disco group known for its on stage costumes catchy tunes and suggestive lyrics.
The group was originally formed by french producers jacques morali henri belolo and lead singer victor willis following the release of the debut album village people which targeted disco s large gay audience the group s name refers to new york city s greenwich village at the time. Police officer american indian chief cowboy biker construction worker and military man.