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‘It Was Like A Riot’: The History of Disco Demolition Night [Videos]

By Frank Mastropolo | Ultimate Classic Rock
The hit soundtrack of the 1977 film ‘Saturday Night Fever’ persuaded many radio stations to drop rock and switch formats to disco music. Rock fans were furious when icons like the Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart and Paul McCartney released disco tracks.

Hatred of disco would boil over on July 12, 1979, at Comiskey Park, home of baseball’s Chicago White Sox. A local radio station asked listeners to bring disco records to a game between the White Sox and the Detroit Tigers. The albums would be blown up in center field in what became one of baseball’s most notorious promotions: Disco Demolition Night.

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