On July 12, 1979, over 70,000 White Sox fans rushed the field at Comiskey Park to destroy disco records in retaliation of the genre’s recent rise to popularity to the detriment of rock music. Featuring over 30 interviews conducted by legendary journalist Dave Hoekstra, with help from Steve Dahl, Disco Demolition examines the night that changed America's disco culture forever.


"Dahl arrived in Chicago in 1978, when most local radio was scripted and geriatric. He was different. He was improvised and irreverent. Dahl was also militantly anti-disco. If you were young and shiftless—and viscerally repulsed by Abba—Steve Dahl was a god. And you were drawn to Disco Demolition." —ESPN.com

 

"Comiskey Park had seen more than its share of oddball promotions... But nothing compared to Disco Demolition Night, staged at Comiskey on this summer Thursday evening. Anyone bringing a disco album to the game—a night double-header between the White Sox and Detroit Tigers—would be admitted for just 98 cents. Between games, radio personality Steve Dahl—then the morning man for rock music station WLUP-FM—would blow up those disco albums with fireworks." —Chicago Tribune

Disco Demolition: The Night Disco Died by Dave Hoekstra with Steve Dahl

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