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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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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 ...
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'Disco Demolition' night fondly, and not-so-fondly, remembered

Chicago Tribune - 04 Aug 2017
On July 12, 1979, the Chicago White Sox promotion department cooked up plans for an unusual sales promotion during a doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers: Disco Demolition Night. Fans of the rock radio station 98.9 FM WLUP, led by DJ Steve Dahl, ...
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How the Bee Gees went from No. 1 to national pariahs

New York Post - 23 Sep 2017
He had acquired the film rights to a New York Magazine story called “Tribal Rights of the New Saturday Night,” about working-class kids from Bay Ridge who become stars on the dance floor of 2001 Odyssey, a Brooklyn disco. The movie — “Saturday ...
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Disco Demolition is now a museum show

Chicago Tribune - 28 Jun 2017
The latest example of the evening's life after death is "Disco Demolition: The Night Disco Died," the engaging small exhibition newly opened at the Elmhurst museum that's earned a reputation for taking on big topics in Chicago culture: beer-making, the ...
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Love the nightlife: The club culture era

New Zealand Herald - 22 Sep 2017
Disco, the beautiful, idealistic, escapist music of the marginalised was seized by the music industry and exploited till it no longer meant anything by the late 70s. The final insult was the Disco Demolition Night at a Chicago baseball stadium in 1979 ...
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'Stuff You Should Know' Podcast Asks Questions, Gives Answers

BeatRoute Magazine - 21 Sep 2017
In what would later be known as Disco Demolition Night, July 12 marked, for many, the end of western culture's short-lived love affair with disco. So, why did thousands of people rush that stadium in 1979? More importantly, how could people hate ...
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What Were The 24 Best-Reviewed Movies of 1977?

Rotten Tomatoes - 29 Aug 2017
The gilded year of Atari 2600s, 65 cent gas, and guillotine executions, when Disco Demolition Night was still but a twinkle in some blue collar slob's eye… The in-flight movie on our '77 trip is Close Encounters of the Third Kind, the landmark ...
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Elmhurst History Museum unveils exhibit on Disco Demolition

Suburban Life Publications - 09 Jun 2017
ELMHURST – Elmhurst History Museum curator Lance Tawzer is fascinated by the lasting significance of the events of July 12, 1979 – the night a baseball promotion dubbed Disco Demolition Night at Chicago's Comiskey Park went wildly awry.
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Comedy Central's 'Drunk History' Reenacts Disco Demolition Night

THUMP - 08 Dec 2016
Earlier this week, Comedy Central television series Drunk History—which features inebriated celebrity guests recounting famous historical events—took a musical turn with the retelling of Disco Demolition Night in its latest episode, titled "Shit Shows.".
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Learn about the night Steve Dahl blew up disco at Comiskey Park

Chicago Tribune - 05 Jun 2017
The museum is exploring the rise and fall of disco and the impact that one event had on the genre with the exhibit "Disco Demolition: The Night Disco Died," which runs from June 9 to Oct. 8. "We dive into the different cultures involved," Tawzer said ...
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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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Check Out This Mini Documentary On Disco Demolition Night

DNAinfo - 20 Sep 2016
More than 50,000 people showed to Old Comiskey Park and paid a 98-cent admission to see the destruction of disco records. During the demolition, fans stormed the field, forcing police to clear the ballpark. For the first time in Major League Baseball ...

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