Patrick Hernandez had already spent a good portion of his life struggling to make it in the music industry.
He moved to Paris in the late ’60s and toiled in bar bands for most of the ’70s before releasing his big hit.
Originally intended as a hard rock song he could not find a producer interested in recording hit until an up and coming disco producer took him into the studio.
It turned out to be his only hit, and the album was his only one released in America.
Although his only hit, it was massive selling record internationally and the song continues turn royalties from it’s use in movies, TV shows,commercials and compilations.
Theres not much out there about what became of Patrick Hernandez, however if he kept his publishing rights, it’s safe to say he could live comfortably off of the proceeds of just this song…