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Book: Dancehalls, Glitterballs and DJs

Chapter: Disco’s Alive!

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.44965


You can’t keep a good music down. Disco may have lost its cool, but not its popularity. Forty-five years after Saturday Night Fever, ageing and balding men still bring their inner John Travolta to party dancefloors; the greatest hits of Abba, Chic and Sister Sledge still get people dancing (as do “The Birdie Song” and, from time to time, “Disco Duck”); and even modern teenagers know the actions to perform when the DJ puts on The Hues Corporation’s disco smash, ‘Rock the Boat.’ Disco is very much alive in 2020s Britain, as interviews with those involved in the current scene as fans, DJs and performers will testify.

Chapter Contributors

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