I like rock and roll…put another dime in jukebox, baby……and now I would like to drop some history on you guys…….
The Day the Music died……and I am not talking about the song from the 70’s……….
Today, more like tonight, we will celebrate the day Disco Dies…….
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 disc jockey Steve Dahl, who dressed up like the general of an anti-disco army and called his followers “The Insane Coho Lips.”
“I hate the taste of pina coladas,” he told newscaster Greg Gumbel on the fateful evening shortly before smashing a disco record against his head. “I’m allergic to gold jewelry, so there’s nothing there for me. You have to spend so much time blowdrying your hair. It’s a waste of energy.”
Now you know the rest of the story……you are welcome.
I must go down for the day…..important stuff that needs my attention…..chuq