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Disco Demolition Night was an ill-fated baseball promotion that...

wikipedia - 12 Sep 2016
Disco Demolition Night was an ill-fated baseball promotion that took place on July 12, 1979, at Comiskey Park in Chicago, Illinois. At the climax of the event, a crate filled with disco records was blown up on the field between games of the twi-night doubleheader between the Chicago White Sox and the Detroit Tigers. Many of those in attendance had come to see the explosion rather than the games and rushed onto the field after the detonation. The playing field was damaged both by the explosion an
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Disco Donald

Daily Rocket Miner - 17 Jun 2018
Disco sucks!” they were chanting. This articulated everything. It came to be known as the Disco Demolition! In retrospect, given that disco was such a shameless affront to all things familiar and easy on the senses, and was so all pervasive, all the ...
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Is Rock Dead?

The Source Weekly (press release) (blog) - 23 May 2018
A "Disco Demolition Night" promotion at a baseball day-night double header between the Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox in 1979 brought out some 50,000 fans, each of whom received discounted admission to the double-header in exchange for disco ...
disco demolition night

Gagnon: Disco Donald

Casper Star-Tribune Online - 02 Jun 2018
Disco's extreme popularity began in 1976, based on an article called “Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night,” about New York City nightlife. It was written mostly out of imagination, as later admitted by its author Nic Cohn. Cohn was hard up for money ...
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'Disco Demolition' night fondly, and not-so-fondly, remembered

Chicago Tribune - 04 Aug 2017
In the summer of 1979, radio personality Steve Dahl was featured in a WLUP-FM/White Sox promotion that went awry, leading to the so-called Disco Demolition riot. Tickets were available for 98 cents if you brought a disco record that Dahl would blow up ...
disco demolition night

Flashback: Watch 'Disco Demolition Night' Devolve Into Fiery Riot

RollingStone.com - 12 Jul 2017
Thirty-eight years ago this evening, a doubleheader at Chicago's Comiskey Park devolved into a fiery riot when crazed fans stormed the field as part of anti-disco promotional event dubbed Disco Demolition Night. The whole thing was the brainchild of ...
disco demolition night

Remember When: The White Sox Disco Demolition Became a Riot

NowThis News - 04 May 2018
The team was looking for ways to bring more fans to their games, so radio host Steve Dahl proposed that they do a “disco demolitionnight, in light of the backlash the genre was receiving. The team accepted the idea and, on July 12th, they offered ...
disco demolition night

Disco Demolition is now a museum show

Chicago Tribune - 28 Jun 2017
Almost four decades ago, a struggling major league baseball team, a young deejay and a musical genre collided to create a small burst of anarchy in center field at Comiskey Park. Originally billed as "Teen Night," the events of July 12, 1979, have ...
disco demolition night

Why disco should be taken seriously

BBC News - 10 Apr 2018
More than four decades have now passed since its heady sound and style became a global phenomenon; its life so far has involved joy and pain, inspirational anthems and attempted murder (at 1979's 'disco demolition night' stunt in Chicago's Comiskey ...
disco demolition night

Boogie on down to YSO's 'Classical Night Fever'

Yakima Herald-Republic - 25 Apr 2018
On a summer night in 1979 in Chicago, a baseball-promotion-turned-riot at a White Sox game heralded the beginning of the end of a musical era. Drawing more than 50,000 approving fans, “Disco Demolition Night” was an explosive reaction (literally!) to a ...
disco demolition night

WLUP's glory days were our glory days

Chicago Tribune - 08 Mar 2018
Disco Demolition Night at Comiskey Park on July 12, 1979, was a call to arms for my generation of impressionable rock 'n' rollers. The ballpark held 50,000 fans and thousands stormed the field to take part in it. I always regretted I wasn't one of them.
disco demolition night

July 12, 1979: 'The Night Disco Died' — Or Didn't

NPR - 16 Jul 2016
So, on a muggy Thursday night doubleheader with the Detroit Tigers, fans could bring a disco record and get in for less than $1. What transpired came to be known as "Disco Demolition" and is the subject of Dahl's new book Disco Demolition: The Night ...
disco demolition night

Bob Odenkirk to recount Disco Demolition Night on 'Drunk History'

Chicago Tribune - 18 Aug 2016
A promo released this week of the upcoming season of "Drunk History" shows Bob Odenkirk's character blowing up records at Detroit's former baseball stadium to re-create Disco Demolition Night. Problem is, that stunt occurred in Comiskey Park on July 12 ...

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