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Car Wash (1976)

A close-knit group of black employees at a Los Angeles car wash have all manner of strange visitors coming onto their forecourt one day, including Daddy Rich, a money-hungry evangelist from the "Church of Divine...

Can’t Stop The Music (1980)

Can't Stop the Music was produced by Allan Carr - who was also responsible for the mega-musical Grease (1978) - as a vehicle for the promotion of the Village People. It's a vibrant and uplifting musical...

Village People

Part clever concept, part exaggerated camp act, the Village People were worldwide sensations during disco's heyday and seemed to keep reviving like the phoenix. French disco producer Jacques Morali assembled the group in April 1977 designed to...

Heatwave

This British-based multiracial disco band were a breeding ground for future top writing and producing talent. Keyboard player Rod Temperton (who wrote their 1977 hit Boogie Nights) went on to write for Quincy Jones, Michael Jackson...

Donna Summer

Donna Summer was born LaDonna Adrian Gaines on 31 December 1948 in the Dorchester community of Boston. One of seven children raised by devout Christian parents, Donna sang in church and, as a teenager, joined a rock group...

Trammps, The

Disco's most soulful vocal group began in the 60s as The Volcanoes and were also called The Moods. A snappy revival of Judy Garland's 1940s tune Zing Went the Strings of My Heart was their first chart single, reaching...

Chic

Chic formed in New York in 1977, primarily as a working unit for guitarist Nile Rodgers and bassist Bernard Edwards who had started out working together as studio session musicians. Their 1978 single Dance Dance Dance...

Studio 54

The late 1970s saw a huge Disco boom across the world, fuelled by the success of the 1977 movie Saturday Night Fever. As the records and the attire of those dancing became more luxurious, so...

Disco

In 1976, there were an estimated 10,000 discos open in the US, as opposed to only 1,500 in 1974. Before Saturday Night Fever (1977), disco was very underground and particularly big in both the black and the...

Disco Music

The major new movement which began in the USA in 1975 and would spread its influence worldwide, was disco music. Originally regarded by many as a poor substitute for genuine soul music, nothing had been...

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