Dec 21, 2020 · Spurred on the by the nascent LGBTQ rights movement, the club scene of 1970s New York had its roots in the 1960s, but the specific economics of the 1970s were the special sauce. Most big cities at the time had affordable downtown areas where artists and musicians could actually find apartments, and they congregated at the seedy bars and clubs that sprang up.
- Jeff Somers
Apr 07, 2017 · The 1970s club scene was special because it was the first time [ordinary] people were doing things like that. In the 60s, it was only open to the high class and the rich, like authors up on the...
Feb 26, 2016 · On the flourishing club scene of the 1970s and 80s... “Honestly, I absolutely loved it. In 1977 I went to Mardi Gras and CBGBs, and that was fun, but later I went with a friend to Studio 54, and I loved it! From then on, I would only go back CBGBs if there was like a good name act I wanted to see, like Patti Smith or someone.
- Maisie Skidmore
Sep 09, 2017 · Written by Lyra Radford Disco clubs were all the rage throughout the 1970s and while all of them boasted similar music and decor only a few clubs became iconic and none were as legendary as New York’s Studio 54. The club scene offered a safe haven of acceptance and excitement to those a little on the weird side.
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Sep 23, 2014 · The Club Scene- 1977. Let’s remember that back when I was a teenager, the drinking age was 18, not 21. It was actually changed to 19 in 1999 or so, but we were all grandfathered in as long as you had turned 18 before January 1, 1999. As it is today, the drinking age really meant nothing. If you wanted to drink, you could drink.
Mar 08, 2017 · A look back at the hedonistic disco clubs of the '70s, presented by Getty Images. A group of people get down on a mirrored dance floor, circa 1978. Left: Actor and singer Grace Jones gives a big ...
Nov 27, 2020 · During the 1970s and '80s, photographer Allan Tannenbaum had access to the vibrant art, music and club scene in New York City. Working for the SoHo Weekly News, he was able to capture candid ...
Mar 08, 2017 · People would have sex in corners, bathrooms, stairwells, and closets. They’d do cocaine, Quaaludes, and poppers on the dance floor. Crowds of club goers would gyrate and pulse together to the beats — like a single, glittering amoeba. Young starving artists stepped off of New York’s dark and grimy streets into what felt like another world.
Jul 31, 2014 · In conjunction with the evolving club scene of the mid-’70s, radio also hopped on the disco train. Stations WJLB (pre-FM), WCHB, WLBS and WGPR placed on-air personalities and mix show DJs like Tiger Dan, Jay Butler and Al Perkins in clubs for nighttime gigs, a trend later followed by Duane “In The Mix” Bradley and others.