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Giorgio Moroder's Red Bull Music Academy Lecture Reveals Legend Passed On 'Fame,' More (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

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Buoyed by his recent work with Daft Punk and made all the better by his charming disposition, legendary producer and pioneering artist Giorgio Moroder is experiencing quite a career revival.

Since appearing on "Random Access Memories" in "Giorgio By Moroder," a spoken word track ("I thought that it could be the sound of the future...") that explodes into a sonic masterpiece. Then he lines up a choice DJ gig (his "live DJ debut") with the Red Bull Music Academy and, as he says in the above lecture, the interviews, production asks and management offers just keep rolling in.

It's that lecture -- also given as part of the Red Bull Music Academy -- that's debuting exclusively on HuffPost Entertainment. The two-hour special is a treat for music fans, regardless of how familiar they are with Moroder's work (and with production credits for Donna Summer, David Bowie, Blondie, Adam Ant, Pat Benatar, Bonnie Tyler, Freddie Mercury and Oscars for scoring "Midnight Express" and creating tracks for "Flashdance" and "Top Gun," you're sure to be familiar with his music).

At times emotional but always humorous, Moroder takes us into his storied career and reveals tidbits fans are sure to love. He tick-tocks the creation of "I Feel Love," the Donna Summer smash hit that's said to be the first electronic dance song and reveals that he passed on scoring "Fame" (he couldn't understand what the plot was about after reading the script).

Take a look above, share it with some lucky friends and be sure to listen to Moroder's DJ set at the RBMA website

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