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History of Disco Music

  • "Discotheque"

    Discotheque is a European word. It means a club were their is no live music, "Disk-only" joints. In occupied France, Bebop, jitterbug and many more dance and music generes were banned by the Nazis. Members of the resistance met in underground clubs called, "discotheque". They listened to American swing music.
  • The sexual revolution

    The sexual revolution
    The sexual revolution took place but homosexuals were left out. Homosexuals were not welcomed anywhere and every gay bar was eventually raided by the police. When one bar fought back, The Stonewall in Greenwich Village, NYC this was alarming. It lead to the Stonewall riots.
  • Starting to get more "trippy"

    Starting to get more "trippy"
    New York city was starting to get more open to different people. Black people, Latinos, and gay people were starting to take on going to Discotheque. They started going through the psychedelia phase. The would go to clubs with "trippy" lights, colorful costumes and hallucinogens.
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    History of Disco

  • The MUSIC

    The MUSIC
    Disco is very famous for cetain artists. Such as, Donna Summer, The Bee Gees and the Village People. They all held a certain sound that often involved, falcetto, or heavy bass.
  • Sorry, disco is just not cool anymore.

    around 1979 disco began to get less and less popular and during the new decade (the 80s) people purely lost interest in disco and moved on. People started calling it "dance music". Some disco artists could squeeze out a few good disco tracks but many artists fell.
  • Disco today

    Disco today
    Disco in modern times is often put together with ridiculous dance moves that were once "hip". I compleately understand this because disco now is not a form of expression it's now just some dance moves and falcetto singing. Maybe in the near future we can all get together and celebrate what disco has brought us.