July 7 1947 is an american singer who performed the construction worker character in the group village people from 1978 to 1982 and from 1987 to 2013. The village people construction worker david hodo turns 73.
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Construction worker ymca village people. He graduated in 1969 from california state university sacramento where he majored in speech and acted in several campus productions. 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. Dressed as a construction worker colin powell performs a special version of the village people s ymca.
They used the instrumental music of ymca but sang new lyrics. David hodo was born in hollywood hills california on july 7 1947. The group has been putting out new music as recently as december 2019 when they dropped the group s first christmas single titled happiest time of the year which even made it to number 20 on the billboard adult contemporary charts making it the band.
Snl cast members dressed up as the five iconic village people characters. Hodo was born in san andreas california and was raised in sacramento. From 1978 to 2013 hodo secured his place in pop culture as the construction worker character in the group village people.
Conceived by french producer jacques morali village people quickly evolved from a. David hodo born richard davis hodo. Within two years hodo would win a role that lasted 35 years the construction worker in village people.
Soldier construction worker biker cowboy and cop. Village people is an american disco group known for its on stage costumes catchy tunes and suggestive lyrics.