Disco

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Disco is a genre of dance music and a subculture that emerged in the 1970s from the United States' urban nightlife scene.wikipedia
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Donna Summer

Diva DonnaDisco DonnaDonna Gaines
Well-known disco artists include Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor, the Bee Gees, Chic, KC and the Sunshine Band, Thelma Houston, Sister Sledge, Cerrone, Village People and Michael Jackson.
She gained prominence during the disco era of the late 1970s.

Bee Gees

The Bee GeesBarry, Robin & Maurice GibbBee Gee
Well-known disco artists include Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor, the Bee Gees, Chic, KC and the Sunshine Band, Thelma Houston, Sister Sledge, Cerrone, Village People and Michael Jackson.
The trio were especially successful as a popular music act in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and later as prominent performers of the disco music era in the mid-to-late 1970s.

Village People

The Village PeopleJeff Olson (singer)Small Town Binomes
Well-known disco artists include Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor, the Bee Gees, Chic, KC and the Sunshine Band, Thelma Houston, Sister Sledge, Cerrone, Village People and Michael Jackson.
Village People is an American disco group best known for their on-stage costumes, catchy tunes, and suggestive lyrics.

Chic (band)

ChicNile Rodgers & ChicAlfa Anderson
Well-known disco artists include Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor, the Bee Gees, Chic, KC and the Sunshine Band, Thelma Houston, Sister Sledge, Cerrone, Village People and Michael Jackson.
It recorded many commercially successful disco songs, including "Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah)" (1977), "Everybody Dance" (1977), "Le Freak" (1978), "I Want Your Love" (1978), "Good Times" (1979), and "My Forbidden Lover" (1979).

KC and the Sunshine Band

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Well-known disco artists include Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor, the Bee Gees, Chic, KC and the Sunshine Band, Thelma Houston, Sister Sledge, Cerrone, Village People and Michael Jackson.
KC and the Sunshine Band is an American disco and funk band, founded in 1973 in Hialeah, Florida.

Gloria Gaynor

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Well-known disco artists include Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor, the Bee Gees, Chic, KC and the Sunshine Band, Thelma Houston, Sister Sledge, Cerrone, Village People and Michael Jackson.
Gloria Gaynor (born September 7, 1949) is an American singer, best known for the disco era hits "I Will Survive" (Hot 100 number 1, 1979), "Never Can Say Goodbye" (Hot 100 number 9, 1974), "Let Me Know (I Have a Right)" (Hot 100 number 42, 1980) and "I Am What I Am" (R&B number 82, 1983).

Thank God It's Friday (film)

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Films such as Saturday Night Fever (1977) and Thank God It's Friday (1978) contributed to disco's mainstream popularity.
Produced at the height of the disco craze, the film features The Commodores performing "Too Hot ta Trot", and Donna Summer performing "Last Dance", which won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1978.

House music

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Disco was a key influence in the development of electronic dance music and house music.
It was created by disc jockeys and music producers from Chicago's underground club culture in the early and mid 1980s, as DJs from the subculture began altering disco dance tracks to give them a more mechanical beat and deeper basslines.

Studio 54

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By the late ‘70s, most major U.S. cities had thriving disco club scenes, and DJs would mix dance records at clubs such as Studio 54 in New York City, a venue popular among celebrities. David Mancuso of The Loft, Frankie Knuckles, Larry Levan, Nicky Siano, Walter Gibbons, Karen Mixon Cook, Jim Burgess, John "Jellybean" Benitez, Richie kulala of Studio 54 and Rick Salsalini.
In the late 1970s, at the peak of the disco dancing and music trend, the building was renamed after its location and became a world-famous nightclub.

Sister Sledge

Debbie SledgeSledge sisters
Well-known disco artists include Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor, the Bee Gees, Chic, KC and the Sunshine Band, Thelma Houston, Sister Sledge, Cerrone, Village People and Michael Jackson.
The siblings achieved international success at the height of the disco era.

Synthesizer

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The disco sound is typified by "four-on-the-floor" beats, syncopated basslines, and string sections, horns, electric piano, synthesizers, and electric rhythm guitars.
In the late 1970s, synths were used in progressive rock, pop and disco.

Disco Demolition Night

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Disco Demolition Night, an anti-disco protest held in Chicago on July 12, 1979, remains the most well-known of several "backlash" incidents across the country that symbolized disco's declining fortune.
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.

Dance music

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Disco is a genre of dance music and a subculture that emerged in the 1970s from the United States' urban nightlife scene.
The rise of disco in the early 1970s led to dance music becoming popular with the public.

Electronic dance music

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Disco was a key influence in the development of electronic dance music and house music.
Other early examples of music that influenced later electronic dance music include Jamaican dub music during the late 1960s to 1970s, the synthesizer-based disco music of Italian producer Giorgio Moroder in the late 1970s, and the electro-pop of Kraftwerk and Yellow Magic Orchestra in the mid-to-late 1970s.

Saturday Night Fever

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Films such as Saturday Night Fever (1977) and Thank God It's Friday (1978) contributed to disco's mainstream popularity.
The film significantly helped to popularize disco music around the world and made Travolta, already well known from his role on TV's Welcome Back, Kotter, a household name.

Counterculture of the 1960s

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Disco can be seen as a reaction by the counterculture during this period to both the dominance of rock music and the stigmatization of dance music at the time.
The fashion dominance of the counterculture effectively ended with the rise of the Disco and Punk Rock eras in the later 1970s, even as the global popularity of T-shirts, denim jeans, and casual clothing in general have continued to grow.

Karen Mixon Cook

David Mancuso of The Loft, Frankie Knuckles, Larry Levan, Nicky Siano, Walter Gibbons, Karen Mixon Cook, Jim Burgess, John "Jellybean" Benitez, Richie kulala of Studio 54 and Rick Salsalini.
Karen Mixon Cook (born 1955) became the first professional female nightclub disco disc jockey (“Disco DJ”) in the United States in 1974.

Walter Gibbons

David Mancuso of The Loft, Frankie Knuckles, Larry Levan, Nicky Siano, Walter Gibbons, Karen Mixon Cook, Jim Burgess, John "Jellybean" Benitez, Richie kulala of Studio 54 and Rick Salsalini.
Walter Gibbons (April 2, 1954 – September 23, 1994) was an American record producer, early disco DJ, and remixer.

Confessions on a Dance Floor

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It has had several revivals, such as Madonna's highly successful 2005 album Confessions on a Dance Floor, and more recently in the 2010s, entering the pop charts in the US and the UK.
Madonna collaborated with Patrick Leonard, Ahmadzaï and Price to write new songs, the latter being assigned to pen disco songs sounding like "ABBA on drugs".

Hustle (dance)

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Several dance styles were developed during the period of disco's popularity in the United States, including “the Bump” and “the Hustle”.
The hustle is a catchall name for some disco dances which were extremely popular in the 1970s.

Frankie Knuckles

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David Mancuso of The Loft, Frankie Knuckles, Larry Levan, Nicky Siano, Walter Gibbons, Karen Mixon Cook, Jim Burgess, John "Jellybean" Benitez, Richie kulala of Studio 54 and Rick Salsalini.
Born in The Bronx, Knuckles and his friend Larry Levan began frequenting discos as teenagers during the 1970s.

Illuminated dance floor

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Typical lighting designs for disco dance floors could include multi-coloured lights that swirl around or flash to the beat, strobe light, an illuminated dance floor and a mirror ball.
They were popularised for disco by the 1977 film Saturday Night Fever, which had gotten its inspiration from a floor that director John Badham had seen at "The Club", a private supper club in Birmingham, Alabama.

DJ mixer

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DJs would select songs and grooves according to what the dancers wanted, transitioning from one song to another with a DJ mixer and using a microphone to introduce songs and speak to the audiences.
DJs in the disco, house music, electronic dance music and other dance-oriented genres use the mixer to make smooth transitions between different sound recordings as they are playing.

Tom Moulton

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Early records were the "standard" three-minute version until Tom Moulton came up with a way to make songs longer.
He experimented with remix in disco music and this lead to its wide adoption as a standard practice in the industry.

Jim Burgess (producer)

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David Mancuso of The Loft, Frankie Knuckles, Larry Levan, Nicky Siano, Walter Gibbons, Karen Mixon Cook, Jim Burgess, John "Jellybean" Benitez, Richie kulala of Studio 54 and Rick Salsalini.
He was also a popular DJ at many New York clubs (e.g. The Saint) and was "one of the most influential remixers for the disco era".