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Book: Dancehalls, Glitterballs and DJs

Chapter: Where Will It End? An Introduction

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.44946


This brief opening chapter offers an overview of disco’s place among the many musical styles that have, over the last 300 years, provided music for dancing and entertainment in Britain’s cities, town and villages. It will establish definitions of ‘disco’ – as a place, as an event, as a musical genre – and will outline its creation, rise, fall and eventual resurrection. Finally, it will discuss my own disco music credentials, such as they are, and my experience of the early days of this highly entertaining musical movement.

Chapter Contributors

  • Bruce Lindsay ( - blindsay) 'Music Journalist and Social Historian'