22 clubs are shown, but gay disco new york reference of which clubs they show. Gay- or a Straight-club and how popular it was. Can YOU identify any of the still “unknown” clubs?
Or – Have you got additional information on the already known clubs? January 1982 to February 1983 the place was run as Phoenix Productions, which was Ozkar Fuller and Randy Flood. Ozkar was also the DJ and had earlier been DJ’ing with Nicky Siano at Buttermilk Bottom. Finally the location of Phil’s Men’s Shop is found. 3rd Ave, in 160 E 48th Street there was a club called Le Directoire in the early to mid 70’s and it was later known as Le Twinkie Zone.
Question is if THAT was the Club Mr. April 6, 1977 – 1978 ? Smoke would roll down the mountain several times each night covering the dancefloor with a sea of fog. I’LL PLAY THE FOOL – Dr. DON’T KEEP IT IN THE SHADOWS – D. May 1978, but was not finished so after the premier night they closed to re-open in June 7, 1978. 16-channels sound system, the most expensive ever installed in a New York club.
Disco was a key influence in the later development of electronic dance music and house music. New York African Film Festival screens films about the societal transformation of Africa. The highlight of our cruise will be three days in exciting Rio de Janeiro to celebrate the annual Carnival! Italy to experience firsthand the mysteries of the ancient world. Castle Point Anime Convention has panels and workshops, a dealer’s room, artist’s alley, gaming, anime music videos, costume play, and a dance at Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, NJ and the nearby Holiday Inn.
Gilded Grape was pretty small, sort of a hole-in-the-wall place. That club was kind of divided into two areas. The 2nd area in the back was the dance floor. November 1980 the club became a rock club called the Peppermint Lounge, but actually the premise had been named the Peppermint Lounge already back in 1960-1965, when the Twist was originated there. Back then the clubs was also owned by Matthew “the Horse” Ianniello. This time the Pettermint Lounge run ’till May 1982 when it closed and moved to 100 Fifth Ave.
Anvil in 1974 also had female go-go dancers during the week, and go-go men on the weekend. But all day long gay men would be coming in and running out when they saw the girls, and finally the owners realized they were losing all these clients by having girls there, and so phased them out. During the 1990’s the place was called “Sally’s 2”, owned by a transvestite called Sally. Know any of the Clubs above? Please forward this error screen to 162. They Were in a Band Together? One of the shortest-lived phases in American musical history, disco took the nation by storm in 1977 and was declared “dead” just three years later.
For part one of the story, click here. When most people think of “disco music,” they think of John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever. But most die-hard disco fans scoff at this. True disco, they maintain, was the underground dance club scene of the early to mid-1970s, frequented primarily by gays and minorities, and fueled by deejays and independent record labels. The idea for Saturday Night Fever came from a 1976 New York magazine article about the New York disco scene, written by British journalist Nik Cohn. Cohn later admitted he made the whole thing up: He’d just arrived in the United States, and had no clue what the real “scene” was like when he was assigned to write about it.
So he completely fabricated the character that eventually became Tony Manero. The soundtrack, featuring disco songs by the Bee Gees, was even more successful. It quickly became the highest-selling movie soundtrack ever, and was the highest-selling pop album until Michael Jackson’s Thriller eclipsed it six years later. But in their book Saturday Night Forever: The History of Disco, Alan Jones and Jussi Kantonen try to set the record straight -that real disco was not The Village People, K.
Sunshine Band, and Gloria Gaynor: “For every chart hit pounded into the public’s consciousness, 50 far superior tracks from all over the world were being played at some hard-to-find basement club. In 1978, the State of New York declared one week in June “National Disco Week. On television, Dance Fever and Soul Train were ratings hits. Film scores to popular movies like Star Wars and Superman were re-released in “disco mixes. Even Disney got into the act with the 1980 album Mickey Mouse Disco.
Established rock artists added some disco elements to many of their songs in the late 1970s, further angering die-hard disco fans -and alienating their own long-time listeners. Slowly, a counter-movement began to spread throughout the United States. In the popular movie spoof Airplane! And on the sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati, rock deejay Dr. Johnny Fever regularly wore his “Disco Sucks” t-shirt. It was becoming cool to hate disco.