Alex Briley Singer

Alex briley

Alexander "Alex" Briley (b. April 12, 1947) performed the "G.I." role in the disco era music group, Village People. Briley was born and raised in Harlem, New York and later Mount Vernon, New York. A minister's son, he sang in church from an early age and studied voice at the University of Hartford. Briley was introduced to producer/composer Jacques Morali by Village People member Victor Willis. Briley arranged most of the vocals and harmonies used by Village People. He originally performed in jeans and a t-shirt but he took the role of a soldier for the album Cruisin' in 1978 and when the group recorded "In The Navy" in 1979 he appeared as a sailor. In 2005, Briley's brother Jonathan was identified by several people as The Falling Man -- the figure depicted in the iconic photo of a man falling from the World Trade Center during the September 11 attacks.

Personal details

Date of birth
April 12th, 1947
Place of birth
United States of America




1. University of Hartford Colleges/University

The University of Hartford is a private, independent, nonsectarian, coeducational university located in West Hartford, Connecticut. The degree programs at the University of Hartford hold the highest levels of accreditation available in the US, including the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (EAC/ABET), the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges-Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (NEASC-CIHE) and is nationally ranked as a Tier 1 University by U.S. News & World Report. The University attracts students from 48 states and 43 countries. Its 350-acre (1.4 km) main campus touches portions of three municipalities: Hartford, West Hartford, and Bloomfield. The mailing address is 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, Connecticut 06117.

Type Private school
2010. 91.4 mil. $
2009. 88.3 mil. $
Institution colors
200 Bloomfield Avenue, 06117 - West Hartford, Connecticut
2010. 5,498
2009. 5,516
2010. 1,682
Acceptance rate
2011. 71.1 %
2010. 62.0 %
Local tuition
2010. 28.6 K $
Official web page
Wikipedia article

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Musical acts

1.Village People Funk, Pop music, Hi-NRG, Rhythm and blues, Disco, Dance-pop

1977 - 1985

Village People is an American disco group that formed in 1977, well known for their on-stage costumes depicting American cultural stereotypes, as well as their catchy tunes and suggestive lyrics. Originally created by Jacques Morali and Henri Belolo to target disco's gay audience by featuring popular gay fantasy personae, the band's popularity quickly brought them into the mainstream. The group scored a number of disco and dance hits, including their trademark "Macho Man", "Go West", the classic club medley of "San Francisco / In Hollywood", "In the Navy", and their biggest hit, "Y.M.C.A.". They have sold upwards of 100 million records world-wide.

Member history

Member Role Start End
1977 1996
Peter Whitehead
1977 1977
Lee Mouton
Vocals 1977 1977
Vocals 1977 1979
Dave Forrest
Vocals 1977 1977
Vocals 1977 1977
Felipe Rose
Vocals 1977 1985
Vocals 1977 1985
Randy Jones
1978 1991
G. Jeff Olson
Vocals 1980 1985
Vocals 1980 1983
Miles Jaye
1983 1984
1985 1985
Vocals 1995
Jim Newman
Vocals 2013
Bill Whitefield
Vocals 2013


Album title Released Type
Can't Stop the Music 1980 Soundtrack

Official website

Social media

Movie performances

1. Can't Stop the Music (1980)

Comedy, Musical
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
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Henri Belolo
1 Show list 2 Show list $20M

Can't Stop the Music is a 1980 American musical comedy film directed by Nancy Walker. It is a pseudo-biography of disco's Village People which bears only a vague resemblance to the actual story of the group's formation. It was produced by Thorn EMI Screen Entertainment, and distributed by independent distributor Associated Film Distribution. Can't Stop the Music is notorious for being the first winner of the Worst Picture Golden Raspberry Award, for it was a double feature of this and Xanadu that inspired John J. B. Wilson to start the Razzies.


1980 Razzie Award for Worst Picture
1980 Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screenplay

Top cast

Jack Morell
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Can't Stop the Music
United States of America

Personal movie appearances

Title Year Appearance type Budget Awards Producers Directors Writers
The Secret Disco Revolution
2012 Him/Herself
Jamie Kastner
Jamie Kastner
Jamie Kastner


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