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Alfred Matthew "Weird Al" Yankovic (born October 23, 1959) is an American singer-songwriter, film/record producer, satirist, and author.
"Weird Al" Yankovic is the debut album by American parodist Alfred "Weird Al" Yankovic.
A Certain Ratio are an English post-punk band formed in 1977 in Wythenshawe, Manchester.
"A far l'amore comincia tu" ("To make love, your move first") is a song by Italian singer Raffaella Carrà.
"A Fifth of Beethoven" is a disco instrumental recorded by Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band, adapted from the first movement of Ludwig van Beethoven's Fifth Symphony.
A Quiet Storm is the 1975 third solo album by American soul singer, songwriter, and producer Smokey Robinson.
A&M Records was an American record label founded as an independent company by Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss in 1962.
Aachen or Bad Aachen, French and traditional English: Aix-la-Chapelle, is a spa and border city.
ABBA are a Swedish pop group, formed in Stockholm in 1972 by Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad.
"ABC" is a 1970 number-one hit by The Jackson 5.
ABC Records was an American record label founded in New York City in 1955.
Acid house is a subgenre of house music developed around the mid-1980s by DJs from Chicago.
Adriano Celentano (born 6 January 1938) is an Italian singer, multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, comedian, actor, film director and TV host.
"Adventure of a Lifetime" is a song by British rock band Coldplay.
African Americans (also referred to as Black Americans or Afro-Americans) are an ethnic group of Americans with total or partial ancestry from any of the black racial groups of Africa.
African-American culture, also known as Black-American culture, refers to the contributions of African Americans to the culture of the United States, either as part of or distinct from mainstream American culture.
Afrika Bambaataa (born Lance Taylor; April 17, 1957) is an American disc jockey, singer, songwriter and producer from the South Bronx, New York.
In music, the terms Afro, cosmic disco, “Looking over to the blogosphere, the largest hipster tremors came from the rediscovery of the Italian ‘Cosmic Disco’ sound (a mid-tempo stew of balearic disco pioneered by Beppe Loda and Daniele Baldelli)…” “Originally championed by Italian DJ Daniele Baldelli, cosmic disco funkily trudges along at about 80–105 bpm, as if Robitussin replaced coke as the producers' and dancers' drug of choice.
Airplane! (alternatively titled Flying High!) is a 1980 American satirical disaster film written and directed by David and Jerry Zucker and Jim Abrahams, and produced by Jon Davison.
Ayşe Ajda Pekkan (12 February 1946, Istanbul, Turkey), also known as Superstar, is a Turkish pop singer and actress.
An album is a collection of audio recordings issued as a single item on CD, record, audio tape or another medium.
An alcoholic drink (or alcoholic beverage) is a drink that contains ethanol, a type of alcohol produced by fermentation of grains, fruits, or other sources of sugar.
Alicia Bridges (born July 15, 1953) is an American singer who co-wrote and performed her international hit "I Love the Nightlife (Disco 'Round)" in 1978.
AllMusic (previously known as All Music Guide or AMG) is an online music guide.
Alternative dance is a genre that mixes alternative or indie rock with post-disco dance music.
The alto flute is a type of Western concert flute, a musical instrument in the woodwind family.
Amanda Lear (née Tapp; born 18 November 1939) is a French-Italian singer, lyricist, painter, television presenter, actress and former model.
American Gigolo is a 1980 American romantic crime film written and directed by Paul Schrader, and starring Richard Gere and Lauren Hutton.
Andrew Roy Gibb (5 March 1958 – 10 March 1988) was an English singer, songwriter, performer, and teen idol.
Anita Ward (born December 20, 1957) is an American singer and musician.
Anne Veski (born 27 February 1956) is an Estonian pop singer who has recorded music in both her native language as well as Russian, and Polish.
"Another Brick in the Wall" is the title of three songs set to variations of the same theme on Pink Floyd's 1979 rock opera The Wall. All three songs were written by Pink Floyd bassist Roger Waters.
"Another One Bites the Dust" is a 1980 song by British rock band Queen.
Arcade Fire is a Canadian indie rock band, consisting of husband and wife Win Butler and Régine Chassagne, along with Win's younger brother William Butler, Richard Reed Parry, Tim Kingsbury and Jeremy Gara.
"Are You Ready for Love" is a song recorded by Elton John in 1977, and was first released in the UK in 1979 on the EP The Thom Bell Sessions.
Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer and songwriter.
In music, an arrangement is a musical reconceptualization of a previously composed work.
Artpop (stylised as ARTPOP) is the third studio album recorded by American singer Lady Gaga, released on November 6, 2013, by Streamline and Interscope Records.
Atlanta is the capital city and most populous municipality of the state of Georgia in the United States.
Atlantic Recording Corporation (simply known as Atlantic Records) is an American major record label founded in October 1947 by Ahmet Ertegün and Herb Abramson.
An audio engineer (also sometimes recording engineer or a vocal engineer) helps to produce a recording or a performance, editing and adjusting sound tracks using equalization and audio effects, mixing, reproduction, and reinforcement of sound.
Baby Boomers (also known as Boomers) are the demographic cohort following the Silent Generation and preceding Generation X. There are varying timelines defining the start and the end of this cohort; demographers and researchers typically use birth years starting from the early- to mid-1940s and ending anywhere from 1960 to 1964.
Baby That's Backatcha is a 1975 single written, produced and performed by Smokey Robinson.
"Back Together" is a song by American singer Robin Thicke.
"Bad Girls" is a song by American singer Donna Summer from her 1979 seventh studio album of the same name, released as the second single from the Bad Girls album on June 23, 1979, through Casablanca Records.
The bandwagon effect is a phenomenon whereby the rate of uptake of beliefs, ideas, fads and trends increases the more that they have already been adopted by others.
Barbara Joan "Barbra" Streisand (born April 24, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and filmmaker.
Baretta is an American detective television series which ran on ABC from 1975–78.
Barrie & Jenkins was a small British publishing house that was formed in 1964 from the merger of the companies Herbert Jenkins (founded by English writer Herbert George Jenkins) and Barrie & Rockliff (whose managing director was Leopold Ullstein and whose editorial staff included John Bunting and John Pattison).
Sir Barry Alan Crompton Gibb (born 1 September 1946) is a British singer, songwriter, musician and record producer who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the group Bee Gees, one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed groups in the history of popular music.
Barry Manilow (born Barry Alan Pincus; June 17, 1943) is an American singer-songwriter, arranger, musician and producer with a career that has spanned more than 50 years.
Barry White (born Barry Eugene Carter; September 12, 1944 – July 4, 2003) was an American singer, songwriter and composer.
Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two opposing teams who take turns batting and fielding.
A bass drum, or kick drum, is a large drum that produces a note of low definite or indefinite pitch.
The bass flute is the tenor member of the flute family.
The bass guitar (also known as electric bass, or bass) is a stringed instrument similar in appearance and construction to an electric guitar, except with a longer neck and scale length, and four to six strings or courses.
A bassline (also known as a bass line or bass part) is the term used in many styles of music, such as jazz, blues, funk, dub and electronic, traditional music, or classical music for the low-pitched instrumental part or line played (in jazz and some forms of popular music) by a rhythm section instrument such as the electric bass, double bass, cello, tuba or keyboard (piano, Hammond organ, electric organ, or synthesizer).
In music and music theory, the beat is the basic unit of time, the pulse (regularly repeating event), of the mensural level (or beat level).
Beatmatching or pitch cue is a disc jockey technique of pitch shifting or timestretching an upcoming track to match its tempo to that of the currently playing track, and to adjust them such that the beats (and, usually, the bars) are synchronised — i.e., the kicks and snares in two house records hit at the same time when both records are played simultaneously.
The Bee Gees --> were a pop music group formed in 1958.
Bell-bottoms (or flares) are a style of trousers that become wider from the knees downward, forming a bell-like shape of the trouser leg.
"Ben" is a song written by Don Black and composed by Walter Scharf for the 1972 film of the same name (the sequel to the 1971 killer rat film Willard).
Bernard Edwards (October 31, 1952 – April 18, 1996) was an American bass player, singer, songwriter and record producer, known primarily for his work in disco music with guitarist Nile Rodgers, with whom he co-founded the band Chic.
Biddu Appaiah (born 1944), is an Indian-born, England-based singer-songwriter, composer, and music producer – who composed and produced many worldwide hit records during a career spanning five decades.
A big band is a type of musical ensemble that usually consists of ten or more musicians with four sections: saxophones, trumpets, trombones, and a rhythm section.
James William Anderson III (born November 1, 1937), known as Whisperin’ Bill Anderson, is an American country music singer, songwriter and television personality.
William Henry Cosby Jr. (born July 12, 1937) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, musician, author, and convicted sex offender.
William Louis Veeck Jr. (February 9, 1914 – January 2, 1986), also known as "Sport Shirt", was an American Major League Baseball franchise owner and promoter.
Billboard (styled as billboard) is an American entertainment media brand owned by the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, a division of Eldridge Industries.
The Billboard Hot 100 is the music industry standard record chart in the United States for songs, published weekly by Billboard magazine.
"Billie Jean" is a song by American singer Michael Jackson, released in January 1983 as the second single from his sixth album Thriller (1982).
Billy Ocean (born Leslie Sebastian Charles; 21 January 1950) is a Trinidadian-English recording artist who had a string of R&B international pop hits in the 1970s and 1980s.
"Birthday" is a disco song recorded by American singer Katy Perry for her fourth studio album, Prism (2013).
"Blame It on the Boogie" is a song originally released in 1978 by English singer-songwriter Mick Jackson, then The Jacksons, and later covered by numerous artists.
Blondie is an American rock band founded by singer Debbie Harry and guitarist Chris Stein.
Blues is a music genre and musical form originated by African Americans in the Deep South of the United States around the end of the 19th century.
Blur are an English rock band, formed in London in 1988.
"Blurred Lines" is a single written and performed by American recording artists Robin Thicke, T.I., and Pharrell Williams.
Robert Alan "Bob" Ezrin (born March 25, 1949) is a Canadian music producer and keyboardist, best known for his work with Lou Reed, Alice Cooper, Kiss, Pink Floyd, Deep Purple, Peter Gabriel, and Phish.
Christophe Le Friant (born 10 May 1969), better known by his stage name Bob Sinclar, is a French record producer, house music DJ, remixer and the owner of the record label Yellow Productions.
Robert James Byrd (July 1, 1930 – July 27, 1990), known by the stage name Bobby Day, was an American rock and roll and R&B singer, multi instrumentalist, music producer and songwriter.
Stanley Robert Vinton, Jr. (born April 16, 1935), known professionally as Bobby Vinton, is an American singer and songwriter.
Boney M. was a Euro-Caribbean vocal group created by German record producer Frank Farian.
Boogie (sometimes called post-disco) is a rhythm and blues genre of electronic dance music with close ties to the post-disco style, that first emerged in the United States during the late 1970s to mid-1980s.
Boogie Nights is a 1997 American drama film written, produced and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson.
"Boogie Wonderland" is a 1979 disco hit song by American R&B band Earth, Wind & Fire, featuring The Emotions.
"Born to Be Alive" is a song written by French singer Patrick Hernandez.
In popular music, a break is an instrumental or percussion section during a song derived from or related to stop-time – being a "break" from the main parts of the song or piece.
Thibaut Jean-Marie Michel Berland (born October 5, 1981), known by his stage name Breakbot, is a French producer and a DJ who has been signed with Ed Banger Records since May 2009.
The Bromley Contingent were a group of followers of the Sex Pistols: they were their entourage.
Peter Gene Hernandez (born October 8, 1985), known professionally as Bruno Mars, is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and dancer.
The bump is a type of dance introduced in 1970s.
Cabaret is a form of theatrical entertainment featuring music, song, dance, recitation, or drama.
"Can You Feel It" is a recording by American group The Jacksons, recorded in March 1980 and released as the third single from their album Triumph.
"Can't Fake the Feeling" is 1980 disco single by Geraldine Hunt.
"Can't Feel My Face" is a song performed by Canadian singer The Weeknd from his second studio album Beauty Behind the Madness (2015).
"Can't Stop the Feeling!" is a song recorded by American singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake for the soundtrack to the film Trolls (2016), for which he serves as the executive music producer.
Cannabis, also known as marijuana among other names, is a psychoactive drug from the ''Cannabis'' plant intended for medical or recreational use.
"Canned Heat" is the second single from British funk/acid jazz band Jamiroquai's fourth studio album, Synkronized, released in 1999.
Car Wash is a 1976 American comedy film released by Universal Pictures.
"Car Wash" is a hit song by American R&B band Rose Royce.
Car Wash: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is a soundtrack double album released by the funk band Rose Royce on the MCA label in September 1976.
Carlton George Douglas (born 10 May 1942), also known by his stage name Carl Douglas, is a Jamaican recording artist who rose to prominence with the 1974 single "Kung Fu Fighting".
Casablanca Records is an American record label owned by Universal Music Group and operated under Republic Records.
Celebrity refers to the fame and public attention accorded by the mass media to individuals or groups or, occasionally, animals, but is usually applied to the persons or groups of people (celebrity couples, families, etc.) themselves who receive such a status of fame and attention.
The cello (plural cellos or celli) or violoncello is a string instrument.
Marc Cerrone (born 24 May 1952) is a French disco drummer, composer, record producer and creator of major concert shows.
The cha-cha-chá, or simply cha-cha in the U.S., is a dance of Cuban origin.
Chaka Khan (born Yvette Marie Stevens, March 23, 1953) is an American recording artist whose career has spanned five decades, beginning in the 1970s as the lead vocalist and focal point of the funk band Rufus.
Chameleon is a 1972 album by The Four Seasons notable for being their only album recorded for Motown.
Charlie's Angels is an American crime drama television series that aired on ABC from September 22, 1976 to June 24, 1981, producing five seasons and 110 episodes.
Cher (born May 20, 1946 as Cherilyn Sarkisian, Շերիլին Սարգիսեան) is an American singer and actress.
Cheryl Lynn (born Lynda Cheryl Smith; March 11, 1957) is an American singer.
Chic, meaning "stylish" or "smart", is an element of fashion.
Chic, currently called Nile Rodgers & Chic, is an American band that was organized during 1976 by guitarist Nile Rodgers and bassist Bernard Edwards.
Chicago, officially the City of Chicago, is the third most populous city in the United States, after New York City and Los Angeles.
Chicago is an American rock band formed in 1967 in Chicago, Illinois, calling themselves the Chicago Transit Authority in 1968 before shortening the name in 1970.
Chicago 13 is the eleventh studio album by the American band Chicago, released in 1979.
The Chicago Police Department (CPD) is the law enforcement agency of the U.S. city of Chicago, Illinois, under the jurisdiction of the City Council.
The Chicago White Sox are an American professional baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois.
CHiPs was an American television drama series that originally aired on NBC from September 15, 1977, to May 1, 1983.
A chord progression or harmonic progression is a succession of musical chords, which are two or more notes, typically sounded simultaneously.
Christian right or religious right is a term used mainly in the United States to label conservative Christian political factions that are characterized by their strong support of socially conservative policies.
The clarinet is a musical-instrument family belonging to the group known as the woodwind instruments.
"The Clarinet Polka" or "A Hupfata" (Polish "Polka Dziadek", Estonian "Vanaisa polka" – Grandpa Polka) is a popular musical composition from the end of the 19th century.
Classical music is art music produced or rooted in the traditions of Western culture, including both liturgical (religious) and secular music.
Claude Antoine Marie François (1 February 1939 – 11 March 1978), also known by the nickname Cloclo, was a French pop singer, composer, songwriter, producer, drummer and dancer.
The Clavinet is an electrically amplified clavichord that was invented by Ernst Zacharias and manufactured by the Hohner company of Trossingen, West Germany from 1964 to the early 1980s.
Club drugs, also called rave drugs, or party drugs are a loosely defined category of recreational drugs which are associated with discothèques in the 1970s and nightclubs, dance clubs, electronic dance music parties, and raves in the 1980s to the 2010s.
The Club Kids was a group of young New York City dance club personalities led by Michael Alig and James St. James in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Cocaine, also known as coke, is a strong stimulant mostly used as a recreational drug.
Coldcut are an English electronic music duo composed of Matt Black and Jonathan More.
Coldplay are a British rock band formed in 1996 by lead singer and pianist Chris Martin and lead guitarist Jonny Buckland at University College London (UCL).
Columbia is the capital and second largest city of the U.S. state of South Carolina, with a population estimate of 134,309 as of 2016.
"Come Back" is a song by the J. Geils Band, appearing on their 1980 album Love Stinks.
Comiskey Park was a baseball park in Chicago, Illinois, located in the Armour Square community on the near-southwest side of the city.
Commodores are an American funk/soul band, which was at its peak in the late 1970s through the mid 1980s.
Conducting is the art of directing a musical performance, such as an orchestral or choral concert.
Confessions on a Dance Floor is the tenth studio album by American singer and songwriter Madonna.
Confessions Tour was the seventh concert tour by American singer-songwriter Madonna.
Connie Smith (born Constance June Meador; August 14, 1941) is an American country music artist.
Consumerism is a social and economic order and ideology that encourages the acquisition of goods and services in ever-increasing amounts.
"Contact" is a 1978 disco single by Edwin Starr.
The Copacabana is a New York City nightclub.
"Copacabana", also known as "Copacabana (At the Copa)", is a song recorded by Barry Manilow.
A copyist is a person who makes copies.
The cor anglais or original; plural: cors anglais) Longman has /kɔːz/ for British and /kɔːrz/ for American --> or English horn in North America, is a double-reed woodwind instrument in the oboe family. It is approximately one and a half times the length of an oboe. The cor anglais is a transposing instrument pitched in F, a perfect fifth lower than the oboe (a C instrument). This means that music for the cor anglais is written a perfect fifth higher than the instrument actually sounds. The fingering and playing technique used for the cor anglais are essentially the same as those of the oboe and oboists typically double on the cor anglais when required. The cor anglais normally lacks the lowest B key found on most oboes and so its sounding range stretches from E3 (written B) below middle C to C6 two octaves above middle C.
Cotillion Records was a subsidiary of Atlantic Records (from 1971 part of WEA) and was active from 1968 through 1985.
"Could It Be Magic" is a song with lyrics by Adrienne Anderson and music by Barry Manilow, based on Frédéric Chopin's Prelude in C Minor, Opus 28, Number 20.
A counterculture (also written counter-culture) is a subculture whose values and norms of behavior differ substantially from those of mainstream society, often in opposition to mainstream cultural mores.
The counterculture of the 1960s refers to an anti-establishment cultural phenomenon that developed first in the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States (US) and then spread throughout much of the Western world between the mid-1960s and the mid-1970s, with London, New York City, and San Francisco being hotbeds of early countercultural activity.
Country music, also known as country and western or simply country, is a genre of popular music that originated in the southern United States in the early 1920s.
The Crisco Disco was a New York City discotheque notable in the history of modern dance, LGBT and nightclub cultures.
A cult following is a group of fans who are highly dedicated to a work of culture, often referred to as a cult classic.
D Train was an American duo that scored several significant hits on both the Billboard Dance and R&B charts during the first half of the 1980s.
"Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" is a song by British singer Rod Stewart from his 1978 album Blondes Have More Fun.
"Daddy Cool" is a song recorded by Boney M. and included on their debut album Take the Heat off Me.
Daft Punk are a French electronic music duo from Paris formed in 1993 by Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter.
Iolanda Cristina Gigliotti (17 January 1933 – 3 May 1987), better known as Dalida (داليدا), was a French-Italian-Egyptian singer and actress who spent most of her career in France.
Dallas is an American prime time television soap opera that aired on CBS from April 2, 1978, to May 3, 1991.
Daniel Earl Hartman (December 8, 1950 – March 22, 1994) was an American musician, singer, songwriter and record producer.
"Dance (Disco Heat)" is a song by American singer Sylvester.
The Dance Club Songs chart is a weekly chart published exclusively by Billboard in the United States.
Dance Fever is an American musical variety series that aired weekly in syndication from January 1979 to September 1987.
Dance music is music composed specifically to facilitate or accompany dancing.
Dance-pop is a pop and dance subgenre that originated in the early 1980s.
Dance-punk (also known as disco-punk or funk-punk) is a music genre that emerged in the late 1970s, and is closely associated with the post-punk and new wave movements.
"Dancin' Fool" is a song by Frank Zappa from his 1979 album Sheik Yerbouti.
"Dancing Machine" is a song recorded by American R&B outfit The Jackson 5, released as a single in 1974.
"Dancing Queen" is a Europop song by the Swedish group ABBA, and the lead single from their fourth studio album, Arrival.
Daniel J. Flynn is an American author and columnist.
David Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), known professionally as David Bowie, was an English singer-songwriter and actor.
David Paul Mancuso (October 20, 1944 – November 14, 2016) was an American disc jockey who created the popular "by invitation only" parties in New York City, which later became known as "The Loft".
David Eli Ruffin (born Davis Eli Ruffin, January 18, 1941 – June 1, 1991) was an American soul singer and musician most famous for his work as one of the lead singers of The Temptations (1964–68) during the group's "Classic Five" period as it was later known.
Déjà Vu (stylized as deja-vu) is the fourteenth studio album by Italian DJ Giorgio Moroder, his first album, after a 23-years hiatus, since Forever Dancing (1992).
Dead Kennedys are an American punk rock band that formed in San Francisco, California, in 1978.
Death from Above (also known as Death from Above 1979) is a Canadian rock duo consisting of bassist Jesse F. Keeler and drummer and vocalist Sebastien Grainger from Toronto, Ontario, formed in 2001.
"December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)" is a song by the Four Seasons, written by original Four Seasons keyboard player Bob Gaudio and his future wife Judy Parker, produced by Gaudio, and included on the group's album, Who Loves You (1975).
Deee-Lite was an American house and club/dance music group, formed in New York City.
Deep house is a subgenre of house music.
Denis George Mahan (born June 15, 1950), better known as Deney Terrio, is an American choreographer and host of the television musical variety series Dance Fever from 1979 to 1985.
Desmond Child (born John Charles Barrett; October 28, 1953) is an American songwriter and producer.
Detroit is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Michigan, the largest city on the United States–Canada border, and the seat of Wayne County.
The Detroit Tigers are an American professional baseball team based in Detroit, Michigan.
Devo (originally) is an American rock band from Akron, Ohio formed in 1973.
Diana Ernestine Ross (born March 26, 1944) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and record producer.
"Dim All the Lights" is a song by American recording artist Donna Summer that bowed at #70 on 25 August 1979 and peaked at #2 on 10–17 November 1979 on the ''Billboard'' Hot 100.
A direct drive mechanism is one that takes the power coming from a motor without any reductions (such as a gearbox).
A disc jockey, often abbreviated as DJ, is a person who plays existing recorded music for a live audience.
"Disco 2000" is a hit single by British band Pulp, released in 1995.
Disco Bill (1977) is an album by Bill Cosby.
Disco Boy is a single composed by musician Frank Zappa from his 1976 album Zoot Allures.
Disco Dancer is a 1982 Indian Bollywood musical drama film, written by Rahi Masoom Raza and directed by Babbar Subhash.
Disco Demolition Night was an ill-fated baseball promotion in 1979 on July 12 at Comiskey Park in Chicago, Illinois.
"Disco Duck" is a satirical disco novelty song performed by Rick Dees and His Cast of Idiots.
"Disco Lady" is a 1976 single for American singer Johnnie Taylor that went on to become his biggest hit.
Disco Party is an album released by Percy Faith and his Orchestra in 1975 on Columbia LP record AS 33549.
Disco polo is a genre of popular dance music, created in Poland in the late 1980s, initially known as sidewalk musicAnna Kowalczyk „Wiedza i Życie”.
Disco Step-by-Step was a local television show in Buffalo, New York which featured disco music, dance instruction, and hustle dancing.
DJ Magazine (also known as DJ Mag) is a British monthly magazine dedicated to electronic dance music and DJs.
A DJ mix or DJ mixset is a sequence of musical tracks typically mixed together to appear as one continuous track.
A DJ mixer is a type of audio mixing console used by DJs for two different purposes: some DJs use the mixer to make seamless transitions from one song to another when they are spinning a set at a dance club.
Doctor Who is a British science-fiction television programme produced by the BBC since 1963.
"Doctorin' the House" is a single by Coldcut with British singer Yazz, released in February 1988.
Donald Cortez "Don" Cornelius (September 27, 1936 – February 1, 2012) was an American television show host and producer who was best known as the creator of the nationally syndicated dance and music show Soul Train, which he hosted from 1971 until 1993.
Donald Hugh Henley (born July 22, 1947) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer and founding member of the Eagles.
"Don't Go Breaking My Heart" is a duet by Elton John and Kiki Dee.
"Don't Leave Me This Way" is a song written by Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff and Cary Gilbert.
"Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" is a single written and recorded by American singer Michael Jackson.
LaDonna Adrian Gaines (December 31, 1948May 17, 2012), widely known by her stage name Donna Summer, was an American singer, songwriter, and painter.
Double knitting is a form of hand knitting in which two fabrics are knitted simultaneously on one pair of needles.
"Down to Love Town" is a 1976 disco single by The Originals, a Motown group that peaked in popularity in late 1960s and early 1970s.
The slang term "drag" refers to the wearing of clothing of the opposite sex, and may be used as a noun as in the expression in drag, or as an adjective as in drag show.
Dried nasal mucus, colloquially known as a boogie, booger or bogey, is found in the nose.
A drum kit — also called a drum set, trap set, or simply drums — is a collection of drums and other percussion instruments, typically cymbals, which are set up on stands to be played by a single player, with drumsticks held in both hands, and the feet operating pedals that control the hi-hat cymbal and the beater for the bass drum.
A drum machine is an electronic musical instrument that creates percussion.
Dub is a genre of music that grew out of reggae in the 1960s, and is commonly considered a subgenre,Dub: soundscapes and shattered songs in Jamaican reggae, p.2 though it has developed to extend beyond the scope of reggae.
Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974) was an American composer, pianist, and bandleader of a jazz orchestra, which he led from 1923 until his death in a career spanning over fifty years.
"Dynamite!" is a song produced by Narada Michael Walden, co-written by Walden and Bunny Hull, and recorded by Stacy Lattisaw for her second studio album Let Me Be Your Angel (1980).
The Eagles are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1971.
Earth, Wind & Fire (EWF) is an American band that has spanned the musical genres of R&B, soul, funk, jazz, disco, pop, rock, Latin, and Afro pop.
The East Coast of the United States is the coastline along which the Eastern United States meets the North Atlantic Ocean.
Easy listening (sometimes known as mood music) is a popular music genre and radio format that was most popular during the 1950s to 1970s.
Edward James Kendrick (December 17, 1939 – October 5, 1992), best known by the stage name Eddie Kendricks, was an American singer and songwriter.
Edwin Starr (born Charles Edwin Hatcher; January 21, 1942April 2, 2003) was an American singer and songwriter.
An effects unit or effects pedal is an electronic or digital device that alters the sound of a musical instrument or other audio source.
'''Figure 1.''' An eighth note with stem facing up, an eighth note with stem facing down, and an eighth rest. '''Figure 2.''' Four eighth notes beamed together. An eighth note (American) or a quaver (British) is a musical note played for half the value of a quarter note (crotchet) and twice that of the sixteenth note (semiquaver), which amounts to one quarter the duration of a half note (minim), one eighth the duration of whole note (semibreve), one sixteenth the duration of a double whole note (breve), and one thirty-second the duration of a longa, hence the name.
An electric guitar is a guitar that uses one or more pickups to convert the vibration of its strings into electrical signals.
The Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) are an English rock band formed in Birmingham in 1970, by songwriters/multi-instrumentalists Jeff Lynne and Roy Wood with drummer Bev Bevan.
An electric piano is an electric musical instrument which produces sounds when a performer presses the keys of the piano-style musical keyboard.
Electro (or electro-funk).
Electro house is a form of house music characterized by a prominent bassline or kick drum and a tempo between 125 and 135 beats per minute.
Electroclash (also known as synthcore, retro-electro, tech-pop, nouveau disco, and the new new wave) is a genre of music that fuses 1980s electro, new wave and synth-pop with 1990s techno, retro-style electropop and electronic dance music.
Electronic dance music (also known as EDM, dance music, club music, or simply dance) is a broad range of percussive electronic music genres made largely for nightclubs, raves, and festivals.
An electronic drum, also known as electric drums, digital drums, or electronic percussion, is a modern electronic musical instrument, a special type of synthesizer or sampler, primarily designed to serve as an alternative to an acoustic drum kit or other percussion instruments.
Electronic music is music that employs electronic musical instruments, digital instruments and circuitry-based music technology.
Electronica encompasses a broad group of electronic-based styles such as techno, house, ambient, jungle and other electronic music styles intended not just for dancing.
Sir Elton Hercules John (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight; 25 March 1947) is an English singer, pianist, and composer.
"Emotional Rescue" is a song by the English rock 'n' roll band, The Rolling Stones.
Epic Records is an American record label owned by Sony Music Entertainment, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, Inc., the North American division of Japanese conglomerate Sony.
ESG (Emerald Sapphire & Gold) is an American band formed in the South Bronx in 1978.
Ethel Merman (born Ethel Agnes Zimmermann, January 16, 1908 – February 15, 1984) was an American actress and singer.
Euro disco (or Eurodisco) is the variety of European forms of electronic dance music that evolved from disco in the later 1970s; incorporating elements of pop, new wave and rock into a disco-like continuous dance atmosphere.
Eurodance (sometimes known as Euro-NRG or Euro) is a genre of electronic dance music that originated in the late 1980s in Europe.
Evelyn "Champagne" King (born July 1, 1960) is an American singer, songwriter and record producer.
"Everybody Dance" is a song by American band Chic.
"Evil Woman" is a song written by lead vocalist Jeff Lynne and recorded by Electric Light Orchestra (ELO).
Experimental music is a general label for any music that pushes existing boundaries and genre definitions.
Falsetto (Italian diminutive of falso, "false") is the vocal register occupying the frequency range just above the modal voice register and overlapping with it by approximately one octave.
Fame is a 1980 American teen musical drama film directed by Alan Parker and written by Christopher Gore.
A fanzine (blend of fan and magazine or -zine) is a non-professional and non-official publication produced by enthusiasts of a particular cultural phenomenon (such as a literary or musical genre) for the pleasure of others who share their interest.
"Far l'amore" is a song by French music producer and DJ Bob Sinclar, with vocals by Italian singer Raffaella Carrà, sampled from her 1976 hit A far l'amore comincia tu.
A fashion accessory is an item used to contribute, in a secondary manner, to the wearer's outfit, often used to complete an outfit and chosen to specifically complement the wearer's look.
Feminism is a range of political movements, ideologies, and social movements that share a common goal: to define, establish, and achieve political, economic, personal, and social equality of sexes.
"Fernando" is a song by the Swedish pop group ABBA.
Flashdance is a 1983 American romantic drama film directed by Adrian Lyne.
"Flight of the Bumblebee" is an orchestral interlude written by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov for his opera The Tale of Tsar Saltan, composed in 1899–1900.
Tramar Lacel Dillard (born September 17, 1979), known professionally as Flo Rida, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter and composer from Carol City, Florida.
The flugelhorn (—also spelled fluegelhorn, flugel horn, or Flügelhorn—from German, wing horn, or flank horn) is a brass instrument pitched in B which resembles a trumpet, but has a wider, conical bore.
The flute is a family of musical instruments in the woodwind group.
"Fly, Robin, Fly" is a song by German disco group Silver Convention from their debut studio album Save Me (1975).
Four-on-the-floor (or four-to-the-floor) is a rhythm pattern used in disco and electronic dance music.
Francis Grasso (March 25, 1949 - March 20, 2001)) was an American soul music disc jockey from New York City, best known for inventing the technique of beatmatching (sometimes referred to as mixing or blending) which is the foundation of the modern club DJ's technique. Grasso, who attended Brooklyn Technical High School and Long Island University, started his DJ career in 1968 at a New York nightclub called Salvation II. When the primary DJ Terry Noel failed to show up on time one night, the owners offered Grasso a chance at the job. The crowd responded almost immediately and soon he had his first regular gig. It was there and at subsequent New York clubs such as Tarots and his most famous nightclub, Sanctuary — a former German Baptist church at 43rd Street & 9th Avenue (featured in the movie Klute) — where Grasso perfected his craft. Grasso was the first DJ outside of the radio broadcasting business to require headphones as part of his setup. This allowed him to preview a record on one turntable while another played on the second turntable. By using headphones in combination with slip-cueing, he changed the art of DJing. The records that Grasso was mixing used live drummers and not beat machines. It took skill and a good ear to mix these records for more than a few seconds which Grasso perfected to longer and longer sequences. The most impressive addition Grasso brought to DJ culture was music programming; the art of picking up on the energy of the crowd and sending that energy right back to them through the next track. Early on, Grasso used Thorens turntables although they were a far cry from the Technics turntables most DJs use in clubs today. Soon he taught others and Grasso spread the art of mixing by maintaining a constant beat and working the crowd with the music throughout New York. Though he died in March 2001, the skills and techniques he pioneered remain the foundation of what is heard in a modern nightclub. Francis was interviewed in Josell Ramos' 2003 feature-length documentary Maestro.
Frank Farian (born Franz Reuther 18 July 1941, Kirn, Germany) is a German record producer and songwriter, best known as the founder and voice behind the 1970s' disco-pop group Boney M. and as the mastermind and voice behind the lip-synching group Milli Vanilli.
Frank Vincent Zappa (December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) was an American musician, composer, activist and filmmaker.
Frankie Warren Knuckles Jr. (January 18, 1955 – March 31, 2014), was an American DJ, record producer and remixer.
Frankie Valli (born Francesco Stephen Castelluccio, May 3, 1934) is an American singer and actor, known as the frontman of The Four Seasons beginning in 1960.
Freeez were an English electronic music group, initially known as one of the UK's main jazz-funk bands of the early 1980s.
Freestyle is a form of electronic dance music that emerged in the United States in the 1980s.
The French horn (since the 1930s known simply as the "horn" in some professional music circles) is a brass instrument made of tubing wrapped into a coil with a flared bell.
French house is a style of house music originally produced by French artists, a popular strand of the late 1990s and 2000s European dance music scene and a form of Euro disco.
Funk is a music genre that originated in African American communities in the mid-1960s when African American musicians created a rhythmic, danceable new form of music through a mixture of soul music, jazz, and rhythm and blues (R&B).
Funky house, also known as disco house (though the latter can also refer to nu-disco and to a style of French house), is a subgenre of house music that uses funk or disco samples, a funk or disco-inspired bass line or a strong soul influence, combined with drum breaks that draw inspiration from 1970s and 1980s funk or disco records.
"Funkytown" is a song by American disco act Lipps Inc. from their debut album Mouth to Mouth (1979).
Garage house (originally known as "garage music"; also "New York house") is a dance music style that was developed alongside house music.
Garry Meier (born December 2, 1949) is a Chicago-based radio personality who has been active in Chicago radio since 1973.
Paul Francis Gadd (born 8 May 1944), known by the stage name Gary Glitter, is an English former glam rock singer who achieved popular success in the 1970s and 80s.
Gay is a term that primarily refers to a homosexual person or the trait of being homosexual.
A gay bar is a drinking establishment that caters to an exclusively or predominantly lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) clientele; the term gay is used as a broadly inclusive concept for LGBT and queer communities.
George Benson (born March 22, 1943) is an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter.
George Warren McCrae, Jr. (born October 19, 1944) is an American soul and disco singer, most famous for his 1974 hit "Rock Your Baby".
Geraldine Hunt (born February 10, 1945 in St. Louis, Missouri) is an American R&B singer best known for the 1980 #1 Hot Dance Music/Club Play hit "Can't Fake the Feeling".
The Military Administration in France (Militärverwaltung in Frankreich; Occupation de la France par l'Allemagne) was an interim occupation authority established by Nazi Germany during World War II to administer the occupied zone in areas of northern and western France.
Germany (Deutschland), officially the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland), is a sovereign state in central-western Europe.
"Get Down Tonight" is a song released in 1975 on the self-titled album by the disco group KC and the Sunshine Band.
"Get Lucky" is a song by French house music duo Daft Punk, featuring Pharrell Williams and co-written by the duo, Williams, and Nile Rodgers.
Gibberish, alternatively jibberish, jibber-jabber, or gobbledygook, is language that is (or appears to be) nonsense.
"Gigolo" is a dance single written and produced by Fonce and Larry Mizell and released by R&B singer Mary Wells on the Epic Records label.
"Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)" (working title "Been and Gone and Done It") is a song by Swedish band ABBA.
Giovanni Giorgio Moroder (born 26 April 1940) is an Italian singer, songwriter, DJ and record producer.
"Girls & Boys" is a 1994 song by British rock band Blur.
"Give It Up" is a song by American disco group KC and the Sunshine Band, although it was simply credited as KC in many countries, including the US.
"Give Me the Night" is a song recorded by American jazz musician George Benson, which he released from his 1980 studio album of the same title.
Gladys Knight & the Pips were an R&B/soul family musical act from Atlanta, Georgia that remained active on the music charts and performing circuit for three decades.
Glam rock is a style of rock that developed in the United Kingdom in the early 1970s performed by musicians who wore outrageous costumes, makeup, and hairstyles, particularly platform shoes and glitter.
Glitter describes an assortment of small, colourful, reflective particles that comes in a variety of shapes.
Gloria Gaynor (born September 7, 1949) is an American singer, best known for the disco era hits "I Will Survive" (Hot 100 number 1, 1979), "Never Can Say Goodbye" (Hot 100 number 9, 1974), "Let Me Know (I Have a Right)" (Hot 100 number 42, 1980) and "I Am What I Am" (R&B number 82, 1983).
"Good Times" is a song by American R&B band Chic from their third album Risqué (1979).
"Goodnight Tonight" is a single by the band Wings notable for its disco-inflected sound and spirited flamenco guitar break.
"Got to Be Real" is a song by American singer Cheryl Lynn from her 1978 self-titled debut album.
"Got to Be There" is the debut single written by Elliot Willensky for American recording artist Michael Jackson, whose original version was released as his first solo single in 1971 on Motown Records.
"Got to Give It Up" is a song by American music artist Marvin Gaye.
A Grammy Award (stylized as GRAMMY, originally called Gramophone Award), or Grammy, is an award presented by The Recording Academy to recognize achievement in the music industry.
The Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance was a Grammy Award recognizing superior vocal performance by a female in the pop category, the first of which was presented in 1959.
The Grateful Dead was an American rock band formed in 1965 in Palo Alto, California.
"Grease" is a song written by Barry Gibb and performed by Frankie Valli.
"Groove Is in the Heart" is a song by American dance band Deee-Lite.
"Groovejet (If This Ain't Love)" is a song by Italian electronic music producer Spiller, featuring vocals from British singer and songwriter Sophie Ellis-Bextor.
Guitar World is a monthly music magazine devoted to guitarists, published since July 1980.
"H.A.P.P.Y. Radio" is a 1979 disco song recorded by soul singer Edwin Starr.
A hallucinogen is a psychoactive agent which can cause hallucinations, perceptual anomalies, and other substantial subjective changes in thoughts, emotion, and consciousness.
Roy Halston Frowick (April 23, 1932 – March 26, 1990), known simply as Halston, was an American fashion designer who rose to international fame in the 1970s.
Halterneck is a style of women's clothing strap that runs from the front of the garment around the back of the neck, and leaves most of the back uncovered.
Hard rock is a loosely defined subgenre of rock music that began in the mid-1960s, with the garage, psychedelic and blues rock movements.
In music, harmony considers the process by which the composition of individual sounds, or superpositions of sounds, is analysed by hearing.
Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes were an American R&B/Soul vocal group, one of the most popular Philadelphia soul groups of the 1970s.
The harp is a stringed musical instrument that has a number of individual strings running at an angle to its soundboard; the strings are plucked with the fingers.
Harry Wayne Casey (born January 31, 1951), better known by his stage name K.C., is an American musician, singer, songwriter and record producer.
"Heart of Glass" is a song by the American new wave band Blondie, written by singer Debbie Harry and guitarist Chris Stein.
"Heaven Knows" is a song by American singer and songwriter Donna Summer, with guest vocals from Brooklyn Dreams released at the height of her fame during the 1970s disco era.
Hedonism is a school of thought that argues that the pursuit of pleasure and intrinsic goods are the primary or most important goals of human life.
Henri Belolo (born November 1936) is a French music producer active during the disco era.
Herb Alpert (born March 31, 1935) is an American jazz musician most associated with the group variously known as Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass, Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass, or TJB.
Herbert Jeffrey "Herbie" Hancock (born April 12, 1940) is an American pianist, keyboardist, bandleader, composer and actor.
A hi-hat, also spelled hihat or high-hat, is a combination of two cymbals, a foot-operated pedal which moves a rod which in turn moves one of the cymbals, all mounted on a metal stand.
"Hi-Heel Sneakers" (often also spelled "High Heel Sneakers") is a blues song written and recorded by Tommy Tucker in 1963.
Hi-NRG (pronounced "high energy") is a genre of uptempo disco or electronic dance music (EDM) that originated in the United States during the late 1970s and early 1980s.
High fidelity (often shortened to hi-fi or hifi) is a term used by listeners, audiophiles and home audio enthusiasts to refer to high-quality reproduction of sound.
High heels are a type of shoe in which the heel, compared to the toe, is significantly higher off of the ground.
Hip hop, or hip-hop, is a subculture and art movement developed in the Bronx in New York City during the late 1970s.
Hip hop music, also called hip-hopMerriam-Webster Dictionary entry on hip-hop, retrieved from: A subculture especially of inner-city black youths who are typically devotees of rap music; the stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rap; also rap together with this music.
A hippie (sometimes spelled hippy) is a member of a counterculture, originally a youth movement that began in the United States during the mid-1960s and spread to other countries around the world.
"Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick" is a song by Ian Dury and the Blockheads, first released as a single on Stiff Records in the UK on 23 November 1978.
Human immunodeficiency virus infection and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) is a spectrum of conditions caused by infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
"Hold On (To My Love)" is a song written by Robin Gibb and Blue Weaver and performed by American soul singer Jimmy Ruffin, released in 1980 on his album Sunrise.
Hollywood Squares is an American panel game show in which two contestants play tic-tac-toe to win cash and prizes.
Homophobia encompasses a range of negative attitudes and feelings toward homosexuality or people who are identified or perceived as being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT).
Homosexuality is romantic attraction, sexual attraction or sexual behavior between members of the same sex or gender.
Hooked on Classics is an album by Louis Clark and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, published in 1981 by K-tel and distributed by RCA Records, part of the Hooked on Classics series.
A horn section is a group of musicians playing horns.
Hot Gossip (1974–1986) were a British dance troupe, who made television appearances and in 1978 backed Sarah Brightman on her single, "I Lost My Heart to a Starship Trooper".
Hot Space is the tenth studio album by the British rock band Queen.
"Hot Stuff" is a song by American singer Donna Summer from her seventh studio album Bad Girls (1979), produced by Italian producer Giorgio Moroder, and released as the lead single from Bad Girls on April 13, 1979, through Casablanca Records.
A hot tub is a large tub or small pool full of water used for hydrotherapy, relaxation or pleasure.
House music is a genre of electronic dance music created by club DJs and music producers in Chicago in the early 1980s.
Human male sexuality covers physiological, psychological, social, cultural, and political aspects of the human male sexual response and related phenomena.
Human sexual activity, human sexual practice or human sexual behaviour is the manner in which humans experience and express their sexuality.
"Hung Up" is a song by American singer Madonna from her tenth studio album Confessions on a Dance Floor (2005).
The hustle is a catchall name for some disco dances which were extremely popular in the 1970s.
"I Don't Like It, I Love It" is a song by American rapper Flo Rida from his 2015 EP My House.
"I Feel for You" is a song written by Prince that originally appeared on his 1979 self-titled album.
"I Feel Love" is a song by Donna Summer, with production by Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte.
"I Heard It Through the Grapevine" is a song written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong for Motown Records in 1966.
"I Just Want to Be Your Everything" is a song recorded by Andy Gibb, initially released in 1977.
I Love Lucy is a landmark American television sitcom starring Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, and William Frawley.
"I Love the Nightlife (Disco 'Round)" is a popular disco song recorded by Alicia Bridges in 1978.
"I Want It All" is a song by American music duo Karmin.
"I Want You Back" is a 1969 song by the Jackson 5 which became a number-one hit for the band and the Motown label in early 1970.
"I Was Made for Lovin' You" is a song by American hard rock band Kiss, originally released on their 1979 album Dynasty.
"I Will Survive" is a hit song first performed by American singer Gloria Gaynor, released in October 1978.
"I'm Coming Out" is a song recorded by American singer Diana Ross.
"I'm Every Woman" is a song by American singer Chaka Khan from her debut solo studio album Chaka (1978).
"I'm Gonna Let My Heart Do the Walking" is a disco-styled soul single composed by the Holland brothers Eddie and Brian, members of the former Holland–Dozier–Holland team and was released as a single by Motown vocal group The Supremes in 1976 on the Motown label.
"I'm Your Boogie Man" is a song written and produced by Harry Wayne Casey and Richard Finch, and performed by Casey's band KC and the Sunshine Band from the band's fourth album Part 3 (1976).
Ian Geoffrey Levine (born 22 June 1953), is a British songwriter, producer, and DJ.
Ian Schrager (born July 19, 1946) is an American entrepreneur, hotelier and real estate developer, often associated with co-creating the Boutique Hotel category of accommodation.
"If I Can't Have You" is a disco song written by Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb in 1977.
"In and Out" is a song written and produced by Willie Hutch.
"In the Navy" is a song by the American disco group Village People.
Instant replay is a video reproduction of something that recently occurred which was both shot and broadcast live.
Irene Cara Escalera (born March 18, 1959),Bob McCann, Encyclopedia of Hispanic American Actresses in Film and Television, McFarland & Company, 2010,, p. 67.
Isaac Lee Hayes Jr. (August 20, 1942 – August 10, 2008) was an American singer-songwriter, actor, voice actor and producer.
"It's a Disco Night (Rock Don't Stop)" is a 1979 club hit for The Isley Brothers, released on their T-Neck label as the second single from their gold-certified album, Winner Takes All.
"It's a Shame" is a song co-written by Stevie Wonder, Syreeta Wright and Lee Garrett and produced by Wonder as a single for The Spinners on Motown's V.I.P. Records label.
Italian Americans (italoamericani or italo-americani) are an ethnic group consisting of Americans who have ancestry from Italy.
Italo disco (sometimes hyphenated, such as Italo-disco, subjected to varying capitalization, or abbreviated as Italo) is a music genre which originated in Italy and was mainly produced from the late 1970s to the late 1980s.
"J'attendrai" (French for "I will wait") is a popular French song first recorded by Rina Ketty in 1938.
Jackson 5: The Ultimate Collection is a compilation album released in 1995 featuring the music of The Jackson 5.
Jacques Morali (4 July 1947 – 15 November 1991) was a French disco and dance music singer-songwriter, producer, arranger and creator of acts like The Ritchie Family and Village People.
Jamaicans are the citizens of Jamaica and their descendants in the Jamaican diaspora.
James Chance, also known as James White (born April 20, 1953 as James Siegfried in Milwaukee, Wisconsin), is an American saxophonist, keyboard player, songwriter and singer.
James Chance and the Contortions is a musical group led by saxophonist and vocalist James Chance.
Jamiroquai are a British jazz-funk band from London, formed in 1992.
Jason Joel Desrouleaux (born September 21, 1989), known professionally as Jason Derulo (formerly stylised as Derülo), is an American singer, songwriter, and dancer.
Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, United States, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and developed from roots in blues and ragtime.
Jell-O is a registered trademark of Kraft Foods for varieties of gelatin desserts (fruit gels), puddings, and no-bake cream pies.
Eric Reed Boucher (born June 17, 1958), better known by his stage name Jello Biafra, is the former lead singer and songwriter for the San Francisco punk rock band Dead Kennedys.
Jermaine La Jaune Jackson (born December 11, 1954) is an American singer, songwriter, bass guitarist, and member of the Jackson family.
Jersey Beat is an American music zine.
James Michael Burgess (July 21, 1953– January 18, 1993) was a disco record producer and New York DJ of the 1970s, and was variously referred to as "one of the hottest DJ's and Remixers of the Disco era", www.disco-disco.com, accessed 2008-07-20.
James Lee RuffinRibowsky, Mark (2010), Ain't Too Proud to Beg: The Troubled Lives and Enduring Soul of the Temptations, Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, p. 89.
John Benitez (born November 7, 1957), also known as Jellybean, is an American drummer, guitarist, songwriter, DJ, remixer and music producer of Puerto Rican descent.
John Rhys Harris (born 1969) is a British journalist, writer, and critic.
John Joseph Lydon (born 31 January 1956), also known by his stage name Johnny Rotten, is an English singer, songwriter and musician.
John Paul Young, OAM (born 21 June 1950) is a Scottish-born Australian pop singer who had his 1978 worldwide hit with "Love Is in the Air".
John Sargent Rockwell (born September 16, 1940) is an American music critic, editor, arts administrator, and dance critic.
John Joseph Travolta (born February 18, 1954) is an American actor, film producer, dancer and singer.
Johnnie Harrison Taylor (May 5, 1934 – May 31, 2000) was a three-time Grammy-nominated American recording artist and songwriter who performed a wide variety of genres, from blues, rhythm and blues, soul, and gospel to pop, doo-wop, and disco.
Johnny Gill Jr. (born May 22, 1966), also known as J.G., J. Skillz and Johnny G, is an American singer-songwriter and actor.
Jon Savage (born Jonathan Malcolm Sage; 2 September 1953 in Paddington, London) is an English writer, broadcaster and music journalist, best known for his history of the Sex Pistols and punk music, England's Dreaming, published in 1991.
Joseph Jack Cayre (born August 1, 1941) is an American businessman and real estate developer.
"Jump to the Beat" is a song written by Narada Michael Walden and Lisa Walden.
Jumpstyle is an electronic dance style and music genre popular in Western Europe, with existent scenes in Eastern Europe, Australia, and the Americas.
Justin Randall Timberlake (born January 31, 1981) is an American singer-songwriter, actor, dancer, and record producer.
Karen Mixon Cook became the first professional female nightclub disco disc jockey (“Disco DJ”) in the United States in 1974.
Karmin is an American pop duo consisting of Amy Renee Noonan and Nick Noonan.
Kashif Saleem, previously Michael Jones (December 26, 1956 – September 25, 2016), was an American multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, record producer, artist, composer, author, director and educator from New York City.
Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson (born October 25, 1984), known professionally as Katy Perry, is an American singer, songwriter, and television judge.
KC and the Sunshine Band are an American disco and funk band, founded in 1973 in Hialeah, Florida.
"Keep It Comin' Love" is a song by KC and the Sunshine Band, released as a single in 1977.
"Keep on Truckin'" is a 1973 hit song recorded by Eddie Kendricks for Motown Records' Tamla label.
A keyboard instrument is a musical instrument played using a keyboard, a row of levers which are pressed by the fingers.
Kid Creole and the Coconuts is an American musical group created and led by August Darnell.
Pauline Matthews (born 6 March 1947), better known by her stage name Kiki Dee, is an English singer born in Little Horton, Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire.
"Kill the Lights" is a song by American recording artist Alex Newell and record producer DJ Cassidy, featuring additional contribution from guitarist Nile Rodgers.
Kim Weston (born December 20, 1939) is an American soul singer, and Motown alumna.
Kiss (often stylized as KISS) is an American rock band formed in New York City in January 1973 by Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Peter Criss, and Ace Frehley.
Klaxons were an English band, based in London.
Know Your Enemy is the sixth studio album by Welsh alternative rock band Manic Street Preachers.
Kojak is an American action crime drama television series starring Telly Savalas as the title character, New York City Police Department Detective Lieutenant Theo Kojak.
Kool & the Gang are an American band formed in Jersey City, New Jersey in 1964 by brothers Robert "Kool" Bell and Ronald Bell, with Dennis "D.T." Thomas, Robert Mickens, Charles Smith, George Brown, and Ricky West.
Kraftwerk ("power station") is a German band formed in Düsseldorf in 1970 by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider.
"Kung Fu Fighting" is a disco song by Jamaican vocalist Carl Douglas, with production by British-based musician Biddu.
Kylie Ann Minogue, (born 28 May 1968) is an Australian-British singer and actress.
Labelle is an American all-female singing group who were a popular vocal group of the 1960s and 1970s.
"Lady (Hear Me Tonight)" is the debut single by French house duo Modjo, written and performed by vocalist Yann Destagnol and producer Romain Tranchart.
"Lady (You Bring Me Up)" is a 1981 Top 10 hit single by The Commodores.
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta (born March 28, 1986), known professionally as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress.
"Lady Marmalade" is a song written by Bob Crewe and Kenny Nolan.
Lamé is a type of fabric woven or knit with thin ribbons of metallic fiber, as opposed to guipé, where the ribbons are wrapped around a fibre yarn.
Larry Levan (born Lawrence Philpot, July 20, 1954 – November 8, 1992) was an American DJ best known for his decade-long residency at the New York City night club Paradise Garage, which has been described as the prototype of the modern dance club.
"Last Dance" is a song by American singer Donna Summer from the soundtrack album to the 1978 film Thank God It's Friday.
"Last Train to London" is the fifth track from the Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) album Discovery.
Latin music (Portuguese and música latina) is a genre that is used by the music industry as a catch-all term for any music that comes from Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking areas of the world, namely Latin America, Spain, and Portugal, as well as music sung in either language.
The term Latin percussion refers to any number of a large family of musical instruments in the percussion, membranophone, lamellophone and/or idiophone family used in Latin music, which in turn is a very loosely related group of musical styles, mainly from the Latin American region, and ultimately having roots or influences in African tribal music.
Law enforcement is any system by which some members of society act in an organized manner to enforce the law by discovering, deterring, rehabilitating, or punishing people who violate the rules and norms governing that society.
LCD Soundsystem is an American rock band from Brooklyn, New York, formed in 2002.
"Le Freak" is a song by American R&B band Chic.
Lead guitar is a musical part for a guitar in which the guitarist plays melody lines, instrumental fill passages, guitar solos, and occasionally, some riffs within a song structure.
Roderick Edward "Legs" McNeil (born January 27, 1956 in Cheshire, Connecticut, United States) is an American music journalist.
A leisure suit is a casual suit consisting of a shirt-like jacket and matching trousers,, Merriam-Webster Dictionary.
"Lemon" is a song by Irish rock band U2, and the fourth track from their 1993 album, Zooropa.
Let Me Be Your Angel is the second studio album by American singer Stacy Lattisaw.
"Let The Music Play" is a song by American singer Shannon.
"Levels" is a song by American singer Nick Jonas.
The LGBT community or GLBT community, also referred to as the gay community, is a loosely defined grouping of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, LGBT organizations, and subcultures, united by a common culture and social movements.
Lipps Inc. was an American disco and funk group from Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Liquid Liquid are an American no wave and dance-punk group, originally active from 1980 to 1983.
A liquor license is a permit to sell alcoholic beverages.
This is a list of the world's best-selling albums of recorded music.
This list includes music artists with claims of 75 million or more record sales.
This article is a compendium of the best-selling music singles.
This is a navigation page of disco artists.
These are the Billboard magazine Hot Dance Club Play number one hits of 1978.
These are the Billboard magazine Hot Dance Club Play number one hits of 1979.
Live and More is the first live album recorded by American singer-songwriter Donna Summer, and it was her second double album, released on August 28, 1978 by Casablanca Records.
Los Angeles (Spanish for "The Angels";; officially: the City of Los Angeles; colloquially: by its initials L.A.) is the second-most populous city in the United States, after New York City.
The Los Angeles Times is a daily newspaper which has been published in Los Angeles, California since 1881.
Louis Clark (born 27 February 1947 in Kempston, near Bedford, Bedfordshire, England) is a British musical arranger and keyboard player.
Love & Kisses is a 1970s disco group assembled by European producer Alec Costandinos, with a variety of male/female singers.
"Love at First Sight" is a song by Australian singer Kylie Minogue from her eighth studio album Fever (2001).
"Love Hangover" was the fourth number one single for Motown singer Diana Ross.
"Love Is in the Air" is a 1977 disco song sung by John Paul Young.
Love Is The Message is the second album by Philadelphia International Records houseband MFSB.
"Love Machine" is a 1975 single recorded by Motown group The Miracles, taken from their album City of Angels.
"Love Never Felt So Good" is a song by American singer and songwriter Michael Jackson, released posthumously on May 2, 2014.
"Love to Love You Baby" is a song by American singer Donna Summer from her second studio album Love to Love You Baby (1975).
"Love Train" is a hit single by The O'Jays, written by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff.
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"Love's Theme" is an instrumental piece recorded by Barry White's Love Unlimited Orchestra and released in 1973 as a single.
"Lovely One" is a funk single released by American family group The Jacksons on October 16, 1980.
Ludwig van Beethoven (baptised 17 December 1770Beethoven was baptised on 17 December. His date of birth was often given as 16 December and his family and associates celebrated his birthday on that date, and most scholars accept that he was born on 16 December; however there is no documentary record of his birth.26 March 1827) was a German composer and pianist.
Luv' are a Dutch girl group that scored a string of hit records in Continental Europe (Benelux, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, France, Denmark) as well as South Africa, Zimbabwe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Mexico in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), also known as acid, is a psychedelic drug known for its psychological effects, which may include altered awareness of one's surroundings, perceptions, and feelings as well as sensations and images that seem real though they are not.
M was a British new wave and synthpop music project from London, England led by English musician Robin Scott for a brief period in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
"Ma Baker" is a song by German band Boney M., released as a single in 1977.
"Macho Man" is the second single recorded by the American disco group Village People.
Madison Avenue was an Australian electronic music duo consisting of writer-producer Andy Van Dorsselaer and singer-lyricist Cheyne Coates.
Madonna Louise Ciccone (born August 16, 1958) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman.
Magnum, P.I. is an American crime drama television series starring Tom Selleck as Thomas Magnum, a private investigator (P.I.) living on Oahu, Hawaii.
Mainstream rock (also known as heritage rock) is a radio format used by many commercial radio stations in the United States and Canada.
The Man in the Moon refers to any of several pareidolic images of a human face, head or body that certain traditions recognise in the disc of the full moon.
Manhattan is the most densely populated borough of New York City, its economic and administrative center, and its historical birthplace.
Manic Street Preachers are a Welsh rock band, formed in 1986 in Blackwood, Caerphilly and consisting of James Dean Bradfield (lead vocals, lead guitar), Nicky Wire (bass guitar, lyrics) and Sean Moore (drums, percussion, soundscapes).
Manila Sound is a musical genre in the Philippines that began in the mid-1970s in Manila, flourished and peaked in the mid to late 1970s, and has not waned in popularity to this day.
Emmanuel N'Djoké Dibango (born 12 December 1933) is a Cameroonian musician and song-writer who plays saxophone and vibraphone.
Mark Allen Mothersbaugh (born May 18, 1950) is an American singer, songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, author and visual artist.
Mark Daniel Ronson (born 4 September 1975) is an English musician, DJ, singer, songwriter, and record producer.
Maroon 5 is an American pop rock band from Los Angeles, California.
MARRS (stylised M|A|R|R|S) was a 1987 recording collective formed by the groups A.R. Kane and Colourbox, which only released one commercial disc.
Marty Angelo worked in the entertainment business from 1965 to 1980 as a television producer (Disco Step-by-Step), record promoter, restaurant/nightclub owner and personal manager for rock 'n' roll bands (Raven and Rob Grill and The Grass Roots).
Marvin Gaye (born Marvin Pentz Gay Jr.; April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984) was an American singer, songwriter and record producer.
Mary Esther Wells (May 13, 1943 – July 26, 1992) was an American singer who helped to define the emerging sound of Motown in the early 1960s.
Mass is a term used to describe the main eucharistic liturgical service in many forms of Western Christianity.
"(The Lights Went Out In) Massachusetts" is a song by the Bee Gees, released in 1967.
MCA Records was an American record label owned by MCA Inc., which later gave way to the larger MCA Music Entertainment Group (now Universal Music Group), which the label was part of until its dissolution in 2003.
3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), commonly known as ecstasy (E), is a psychoactive drug used primarily as a recreational drug.
Meco (real name Domenico Monardo; born November 29, 1939) is an American record producer and musician, as well as the name of his band or production team.
A medal or medallion is a small portable artistic object, a thin disc, normally of metal, carrying a design, usually on both sides.
Melvin Cheren (1933 – December 7, 2007) was a record executive who helped start the Paradise Garage, also known as "Gay-rage", a New York City gay discothèque popular in the 1970s and '80s.
Memphis is a city located along the Mississippi River in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of Tennessee.
Mervyn Edward Griffin Jr. (July 6, 1925 – August 12, 2007) was an American television host and media mogul.
Metal Box is the second album by Public Image Ltd, released by Virgin Records on 23 November 1979.
Methaqualone, sold under the brand name Quaalude (pronounced) and sometimes stylized "Quāālude" in the United States and Mandrax in the United Kingdom and South Africa, is a sedative and hypnotic medication.
Metro is the United Kingdom's highest circulation newspaper, published in tabloid format by DMG Media.
MFSB, officially standing for "Mother Father Sister Brother", was a pool of more than thirty studio musicians based at Philadelphia’s famed Sigma Sound Studios.
Miami is a major port city on the Atlantic coast of south Florida in the southeastern United States.
Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer.
Microhouse, buftech or sometimes just minimal, is a subgenre of house music strongly influenced by minimalism and 1990s techno.
A microphone, colloquially nicknamed mic or mike, is a transducer that converts sound into an electrical signal.
Midland International Records (later Midsong International Records) was a US record label that existed in the 1970s.
"Midnight" is the tenth episode of the fourth series of British science fiction television series Doctor Who.
Midnight Star is an American group that had a string of hits in the 1980s.
Mike Post (born Leland Michael Postil, September 29, 1944) is an American composer, best known for his TV theme songs for such series as Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, The A-Team, NYPD Blue, Renegade, The Rockford Files, L.A. Law, Quantum Leap, Magnum, P.I., and Hill Street Blues.
"Miss You" is a song written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards.
In sound recording and reproduction, and sound reinforcement systems, a mixing console is an electronic device for combining sounds of many different audio signals.
Modjo was a French house musical duo made up of producer Romain Tranchart (born 9 June 1976) and vocalist Yann Destagnol (a.k.a. Yann Destal, born 14 July 1978).
Montreal (officially Montréal) is the most populous municipality in the Canadian province of Quebec and the second-most populous municipality in Canada.
"More Than a Woman" is a song by the Bee Gees, written by Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb for the soundtrack to the film Saturday Night Fever.
Motor coordination is the combination of body movements created with the kinematic (such as spatial direction) and kinetic (force) parameters that result in intended actions.
Motown is an American record company.
MSNBC is an American news cable and satellite television network that provides news coverage and political commentary from NBC News on current events.
A multi-instrumentalist is a musician who plays two or more musical instruments at a professional level of proficiency.
Multitrack recording (MTR)—also known as multitracking, double tracking, or tracking—is a method of sound recording developed in 1955 that allows for the separate recording of multiple sound sources or of sound sources recorded at different times to create a cohesive whole.
"My Guy" is a 1964 hit single recorded by Mary Wells for the Motown label.
Myron Floren (November 5, 1919 – July 23, 2005) was an American musician best known as the accordionist on The Lawrence Welk Show between 1950 and 1980.
NBC Sports is the programming division of the American broadcast network NBC, owned by the NBCUniversal Television Group division of NBCUniversal, that is responsible for sports broadcasts on the network, and its dedicated national sports cable channels.
A necklace is an article of jewelry that is worn around the neck.
"Never Can Say Goodbye" is a song written by Clifton Davis and originally recorded by The Jackson 5.
New Order are an English rock band formed in 1980 by vocalist and guitarist Bernard Sumner, bassist Peter Hook and drummer Stephen Morris.
New rave is a genre of music described by The Guardian as "an in-yer-face, DIY disco riposte to the sensitive indie rock touted by bands like Bloc Party.". It is most commonly applied to a British-based music scene between 2005 and late 2008 of fast-paced electronica-influenced indie music that celebrated the late 1980s Madchester and rave scenes through the use of neon colours and using the term 'raving' to refer to going nightclubbing.
The New Romantic movement was a pop culture movement that originated in the United Kingdom in the early 1980s.
New wave is a genre of rock music popular in the late 1970s and the 1980s with ties to mid-1970s punk rock.
New York is an American biweekly magazine concerned with life, culture, politics, and style generally, and with a particular emphasis on New York City.
The City of New York, often called New York City (NYC) or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States.
New York soul refers to the soul music recorded and produced in New York City.
Nicholas Jerry Jonas (born September 16, 1992) is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer.
Nicky Siano (born March 18, 1955 in Brooklyn, New York) is a former resident DJ at Studio 54.
"Night Fever" is a song written and performed by the Bee Gees.
A nightclub, music club or club, is an entertainment venue and bar that usually operates late into the night.
Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov (a; Russia was using old style dates in the 19th century, and information sources used in the article sometimes report dates as old style rather than new style. Dates in the article are taken verbatim from the source and are in the same style as the source from which they come.) was a Russian composer, and a member of the group of composers known as The Five.
Nile Gregory Rodgers Jr. (born September 19, 1952) is an American record producer, songwriter, musician, composer, arranger and guitarist.
"No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)" is a 1979 song recorded as a duet by Barbra Streisand and Donna Summer.
No wave was a short-lived avant-garde scene that emerged in the late 1970s in downtown New York City.
Norman Jesse Whitfield (May 12, 1940 – September 16, 2008) was an American songwriter and producer, who worked with Berry Gordy's Motown labels during the 1960s.
Northern soul is a music and dance movement that emerged in Northern England in the late 1960s from the British mod scene, based on a particular style of black American soul music, especially in the mid-1960s, with a heavy beat and fast tempo.
Nu-disco, sometimes called disco house, which can also refer to funky house and to a style of French house, is a 21st-century dance music genre associated with a renewed interest in 1970s and 1980s US disco, early to end-1980s Italo disco and Funk, as well as other synthesizer-heavy European dance styles.
Oboes are a family of double reed woodwind instruments.
Occupational burnout is thought to result from long-term, unresolvable job stress.
In music, an octave (octavus: eighth) or perfect octave is the interval between one musical pitch and another with half or double its frequency.
Off the Wall is the fifth studio album by American singer Michael Jackson, released on August 10, 1979 in the United States by Epic Records and internationally by CBS Records.
"Off the Wall" is a song by American singer Michael Jackson, from his fifth album of the same name (1979).
Off White is a 1979 album by American no wave band James White and the Blacks.
Old-school hip hop (also spelled old skool) is a term describes the earliest commercially recorded hip hop music.
"On the Radio" is a song by American singer and songwriter Donna Summer, produced by Italian musician Giorgio Moroder, and released in late-1979 on the Casablanca record label.
"One" is the second international single (and lead single in the U.S.) from the Bee Gees' album, One.
"One More Time" is a song by French electronic music duo Daft Punk, first released as a single on 30 November 2000 and later included in the 2001 album Discovery.
"One of These Nights" is a song written by Don Henley and Glenn Frey and recorded by the American rock band Eagles.
A one-hit wonder is any entity that achieves mainstream popularity and success for a very short period of time, often for only one piece of work, and becomes known among the general public solely for that momentary success.
Orange Juice was a Scottish post-punk band founded in the Glasgow suburb of Bearsden as the Nu-Sonics in 1976.
An orchestra is a large instrumental ensemble typical of classical music, which mixes instruments from different families, including bowed string instruments such as violin, viola, cello and double bass, as well as brass, woodwinds, and percussion instruments, each grouped in sections.
Orchestral build is a term used in disco music to describe the systematic overlapping of prerecorded elements of the symphony orchestra during an interlude of a song.
Orchestration is the study or practice of writing music for an orchestra (or, more loosely, for any musical ensemble, such as a concert band) or of adapting music composed for another medium for an orchestra.
An organ trio, in a jazz context, is a group of three jazz musicians, typically consisting of a Hammond organ player, a drummer, and either a jazz guitarist or a saxophone player.
Orgasm (from Greek ὀργασμός orgasmos "excitement, swelling"; also sexual climax) is the sudden discharge of accumulated sexual excitement during the sexual response cycle, resulting in rhythmic muscular contractions in the pelvic region characterized by sexual pleasure.
In music, an ostinato (derived from Italian: stubborn, compare English, from Latin: 'obstinate') is a motif or phrase that persistently repeats in the same musical voice, frequently at the same pitch.
Pamela Rooke (born 23 June 1955 in Seaford, East Sussex, England), also known as Jordan, is an English model and actress noted for her work with Vivienne Westwood and the SEX boutique in the Kings Road area of London in the mid-1970s, and for being a fixture at many of the early Sex Pistols performances.
Pan's People was a British all-female dance troupe most commonly associated with the BBC TV music chart show Top of the Pops from the late-1960s to the mid-1970s.
The Paradise Garage, also known as "the Garage" or the "Gay-rage", was a discotheque in New York City notable in the history of modern dance and pop music, as well as LGBT and nightclub cultures.
Patrice Louise Rushen (born September 30, 1954) is an American jazz pianist and R&B singer.
Patrick Hernandez (born 6 April 1949 in Le Blanc-Mesnil, Seine-Saint-Denis, France) is a French singer who had a worldwide hit with "Born to Be Alive" in 1979.
Paul Lester is a British music journalist, author and broadcaster from Elstree, North London.
Paul McCartney and Wings, also known simply as Wings, were a rock band formed in 1971 by former Beatle Paul McCartney with his wife Linda on keyboards, session drummer Denny Seiwell, and former Moody Blues guitarist Denny Laine.
Stanley Bert Eisen (born January 20, 1952), known professionally by his stage name Paul Stanley, is an American musician, singer, songwriter and painter best known for being the rhythm guitarist and singer of the rock band Kiss.
Pauline Kael (June 19, 1919 – September 3, 2001) was an American film critic who wrote for The New Yorker magazine from 1968 to 1991.
A percussion instrument is a musical instrument that is sounded by being struck or scraped by a beater (including attached or enclosed beaters or rattles); struck, scraped or rubbed by hand; or struck against another similar instrument.
Percy Faith (April 7, 1908 – February 9, 1976) was a Canadian bandleader, orchestrator, composer and conductor, known for his lush arrangements of pop and Christmas standards.
Pierino Ronald "Perry" Como (May 18, 1913 – May 12, 2001) was an American singer and television personality.
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Peter Braunstein (born January 26, 1964) is an American former journalist, writer, and playwright who became infamous for committing an October 31, 2005 sexual assault and leading police on a multi-state manhunt until his capture and self-injury in Memphis, Tennessee on December 16, 2005.
Pharrell Lanscilo Williams (born April 5, 1973) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer.
Philadelphia is the largest city in the U.S. state and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the sixth-most populous U.S. city, with a 2017 census-estimated population of 1,580,863.
Philadelphia soul, sometimes called Philly soul, the Philadelphia sound, or TSOP, is a genre of late 1960s–1970s soul music characterized by funk influences and lush instrumental arrangements, often featuring sweeping strings and piercing horns.
A phonograph record (also known as a gramophone record, especially in British English, or record) is an analog sound storage medium in the form of a flat disc with an inscribed, modulated spiral groove.
The piano is an acoustic, stringed musical instrument invented in Italy by Bartolomeo Cristofori around the year 1700 (the exact year is uncertain), in which the strings are struck by hammers.
The piccolo (Italian for "small", but named ottavino in Italy) is a half-size flute, and a member of the woodwind family of musical instruments.
Pierre Cardin, born Pietro Cardin; 2 July 1922) is a French fashion designer. Cardin is known for his avant-garde style and his Space Age designs. He prefers geometric shapes and motifs, often ignoring the female form. He advanced into unisex fashions, sometimes experimental, and not always practical. He founded his fashion house in 1950 and introduced the "bubble dress" in 1954. He was designated UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador in 1991. On 16 October 2009, Cardin was nominated Goodwill Ambassador of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.
Pink Floyd were an English rock band formed in London in 1965.
A variable speed pitch control (or vari-speed) is a control on an audio device such as a turntable, tape recorder, or CD player that allows the operator to deviate from a standard speed (such as 33⅓, 45 or even 78 rpm on a turntable).
Planet Patrol is an American electro group originating in the 1980s.
"Planet Rock" (also known as 'Don't Stop... Planet Rock') is a 1982 song by Afrika Bambaataa & the Soulsonic Force.
Platform shoes are shoes, boots, or sandals with an obvious thick sole, usually in the range of.
Playboy is an American men's lifestyle and entertainment magazine.
PolyGram Entertainment is a film and TV production company owned by Universal Music Group.
Polyrhythm is the simultaneous use of two or more conflicting rhythms, that are not readily perceived as deriving from one another, or as simple manifestations of the same meter.
Pop music is a genre of popular music that originated in its modern form in the United States and United Kingdom during the mid-1950s.
"Pop Muzik" is a 1979 song by M, a project by English musician Robin Scott, from the debut album New York • London • Paris • Munich.
Poppers is a slang term given broadly to the chemical class called alkyl nitrites, that are inhaled for recreational drug purposes, typically for the "high" or "rush" that the drug can create.
Post-disco is a term to describe an aftermath in popular music history circa late 1979–1986, imprecisely beginning with an unprecedented backlash against disco music in the United States, leading to civil unrest and a riot in Chicago known as the Disco Demolition Night on July 12, 1979, and indistinctly ending with the mainstream appearance of house music in the late 1980s.
Post-punk (originally called new musick) is a broad type of rock music that emerged from the punk movement of the 1970s, in which artists departed from the simplicity and traditionalism of punk rock to adopt a variety of avant-garde sensibilities.
Post-punk revival (also known as "new wave revival", "garage rock revival"J. Stuessy and S. D. Lipscomb, Rock and roll: its History and Stylistic Development (London: Pearson Prentice Hall, 5th edn., 2006),, p. 451. or "new rock revolution") is a genre of alternative rock and indie rock that developed in the late 1990s and early 2000s, inspired by the original sounds and aesthetics of garage rock of the 1960s and new wave and post-punk of the 1980s.
Prelude Records was a New York-based independent record label that was active from 1976 to 1986.
Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016) was an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer and filmmaker.
"Prisencolinensinainciusol" (referred to on the single cover as "Prisencólinensináinciúsol") is a song composed by Adriano Celentano, and performed by Celentano and his wife, singer/actress-turned-record producer Claudia Mori.
Progressive rock (shortened as prog; sometimes called art rock, classical rock or symphonic rock) is a broad genre of rock music that developed in the United Kingdom and United States throughout the mid to late 1960s.
Promiscuity is the practice of having casual sex frequently with different partners or being indiscriminate in the choice of sexual partners.
Psychedelia is the subculture, originating in the 1960s, of people who often use psychedelic drugs such as LSD, mescaline (found in peyote) and psilocybin (found in some mushrooms).
Psychedelic soul, sometimes called black rock, is a music genre that emerged in the late 1960s which saw soul musicians embrace elements of psychedelic rock, including its production techniques, instrumentation, effects units (wah-wah, phaser, etc.) and drug influences.
A public address system (PA system) is an electronic system comprising microphones, amplifiers, loudspeakers, and related equipment.
Public Image Ltd (abbreviated as PiL) are an English post-punk band formed by singer John Lydon (a.k.a. Johnny Rotten), guitarist Keith Levene, bassist Jah Wobble, and drummer Jim Walker.
Public sex is sexual activity that takes place in a public context.
Pulp were an English rock band formed in Sheffield in 1978.
"Pump Up the Volume" is the only single by British recording act S. Recorded and released in 1987, it was a number-one hit in many countries and is regarded as a significant milestone in the development of British acid house music and music sampling.
Punk was a music magazine and fanzine created by cartoonist John Holmstrom, publisher Ged Dunn, and "resident punk" Legs McNeil in 1975.
Punk rock (or "punk") is a rock music genre that developed in the mid-1970s in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia.
Punk subculture includes a diverse array of ideologies, fashion, and other forms of expression, visual art, dance, literature and film.
The Puritans were English Reformed Protestants in the 16th and 17th centuries who sought to "purify" the Church of England from its "Catholic" practices, maintaining that the Church of England was only partially reformed.
Qiana is a silky nylon fiber developed in 1962 at the DuPont Experimental Station by Stanley Brooke Speck.
Queen are a British rock band that formed in London in 1970.
Racism is the belief in the superiority of one race over another, which often results in discrimination and prejudice towards people based on their race or ethnicity.
Raffaella Maria Pelloni, better known as Raffaella Carrà (born 18 June 1943, Bologna) is an Italian singer, dancer, television presenter, and actress.
Random Access Memories is the fourth studio album by French electronic music duo Daft Punk.
"Rapper's Delight" is a 1979 hip hop track by the Sugarhill Gang and produced by Sylvia Robinson.
A rave (from the verb: to rave) is an organized dance party at a nightclub, outdoor festival, warehouse, or other private property typically featuring performances by DJs, playing a seamless flow of electronic dance music.
"Reach Out I'll Be There" (also formatted as "Reach Out (I'll Be There)") is a song recorded by the Four Tops from their fourth studio album Reach Out (1966).
Reality television is a genre of television programming that documents supposedly unscripted real-life situations, and often features an otherwise unknown cast of individuals who are typically not professional actors, although in some shows celebrities may participate.
A record producer or track producer or music producer oversees and manages the sound recording and production of a band or performer's music, which may range from recording one song to recording a lengthy concept album.
A recording studio is a specialized facility for sound recording, mixing, and audio production of instrumental or vocal musical performances, spoken words, and other sounds.
Recreational drug use is the use of a psychoactive drug to induce an altered state of consciousness for pleasure, by modifying the perceptions, feelings, and emotions of the user.
Reel-to/open-reel audio tape recording is the form of magnetic tape audio recording in which the recording medium is held on a reel, rather than being securely contained within a cassette.
Reflektor is the fourth studio album by Canadian indie rock band Arcade Fire.
Reggae is a music genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1960s.
A remix is a piece of media which has been altered from its original state by adding, removing, and/or changing pieces of the item.
Reverberation, in psychoacoustics and acoustics, is a persistence of sound after the sound is produced.
The Rhodes piano (also known as the Fender Rhodes piano or simply Fender Rhodes or Rhodes) is an electric piano invented by Harold Rhodes, which became particularly popular throughout the 1970s.
Rhythm and blues, commonly abbreviated as R&B, is a genre of popular music that originated in African American communities in the 1940s.
In music performances, rhythm guitar is a technique and role that performs a combination of two functions: to provide all or part of the rhythmic pulse in conjunction with other instruments from the rhythm section (e.g., drumkit, bass guitar); and to provide all or part of the harmony, i.e. the chords from a song's chord progression, where a chord is a group of notes played together.
Rhythm Heritage was a 1970s American disco-funk band, best known for their 1976 US #1 single "Theme from ''S.W.A.T.''".
A rhythm section (also called a backup band) is a group of musicians within a music ensemble or band who provide the underlying rhythm, harmony and pulse of the accompaniment, providing a rhythmic and harmonic reference and "beat" for the rest of the band.
Richard Raymond Finch (born January 23, 1954) is an American composer, producer, engineer, and song arranger.
Rigdon Osmond Dees III (born March 14, 1950 in Jacksonville, Florida), best known as Rick Dees, is an American entertainer, radio personality, comedian, actor, and voice artist, best known for his internationally syndicated radio show The Rick Dees Weekly Top 40 Countdown and for the 1976 novelty song "Disco Duck".
Rick James (born James Ambrose Johnson Jr. February 1, 1948August 6, 2004) was an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer.
"Ring My Bell" is a 1979 disco song written by Frederick Knight.
Sir Richard Starkey (born 7 July 1940), known professionally as Ringo Starr, is an English musician, songwriter, singer, and actor who gained worldwide fame as the drummer for the Beatles.
Ringo the 4th is the sixth studio album by English musician Ringo Starr, released in 1977.
"Rise" is an instrumental written by Andy Armer and Randy 'Badazz' Alpert, and first recorded by trumpeter Herb Alpert.
"Rivers of Babylon" is a Rastafari song written and recorded by Brent Dowe and Trevor McNaughton of the Jamaican reggae group The Melodians in 1970.
Robert Peter Williams (born 13 February 1974) is an English singer, songwriter and actor.
Robert Thomas Christgau (born April 18, 1942) is an American essayist and music journalist.
Robert Colin Stigwood (16 April 1934 – 4 January 2016) was an Australian-born British-resident music entrepreneur, film producer and impresario, best known for managing Cream and the Bee Gees, theatrical productions like Hair and Jesus Christ Superstar, and film productions including the extremely successful Grease and Saturday Night Fever.
Robin Hugh Gibb (22 December 1949 – 20 May 2012) was a British singer, songwriter and record producer, who gained worldwide fame as a member of the pop group the Bee Gees.
Robin Thicke (born March 10, 1977) is an American singer, songwriter and record producer.
Rock and roll (often written as rock & roll or rock 'n' roll) is a genre of popular music that originated and evolved in the United States during the late 1940s and early 1950sJim Dawson and Steve Propes, What Was the First Rock'n'Roll Record (1992),.
"Rock and Roll" (also known as "The Hey Song") is a song by English glam rock singer Gary Glitter that was released in 1972 as a single and on the album Glitter.
"Rock DJ" is a song by English singer and songwriter Robbie Williams, featured on his third studio album, Sing When You're Winning (2000).
Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United Kingdom and in the United States.
A rock opera is a collection of rock music songs with lyrics that relate to a common story.
"Rock the Boat" is a song by American trio The Hues Corporation, written by Wally Holmes.
"Rock with You" is a song recorded by American singer Michael Jackson.
"Rock Your Baby" is the debut single by George McCrae.
"Rockin' Robin" (originally released as "Rock-In Robin" on the Class Records 45 single) is a song written by Leon René under the pseudonym of Jimmie Thomas and recorded by Bobby Day in 1958.
Rockism is the belief in the superiority of certain rock music values, which often results in discrimination and prejudice against other forms of popular music.
Sir Roderick David Stewart, (born 10 January 1945) is a British rock singer and songwriter.
Roger Joseph Ebert (June 18, 1942 – April 4, 2013) was an American film critic, historian, journalist, screenwriter, and author.
is a Japanese manufacturer of electronic musical instruments, electronic equipment and software.
The Roland CompuRhythm CR-78 is a drum machine launched in 1978.
Roller derby is a contact sport played by two teams of five members roller skating counter-clockwise around a track.
Rolling Stone is an American monthly magazine that focuses on popular culture.
Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was an American politician and actor who served as the 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989.
Ronnie Lee Milsap (born January 16, 1943) is an American country music singer and pianist.
Rose Royce is an American soul and R&B group.
RSO Records was a record label formed by rock and roll and musical theatre impresario Robert Stigwood and record executive Al Coury in 1973.
S'Express (pronounced ess-express; sometimes spelled S'Xpress or S-Express; otherwise known as Victim of the Ghetto) were a British dance music act from the late 1980s, who had one of the earliest commercial successes in the acid house genre.
S-Curve Records was founded in 2000 by former Mercury Records executive Steve Greenberg.
S.W.A.T. is an American action/crime drama television series about the adventures of a Special Weapons And Tactics (S.W.A.T.) team operating in an unidentified California city.
Safe sex is sexual activity engaged in by people who have taken precautions to protect themselves against sexually transmitted infections (STIs) such as HIV.
The Salsoul Orchestra was the backing band of session musicians for many acts on New York City label, Salsoul Records and, under its own name, recorded several hit singles and albums between 1975 and 1982.
Salsoul Records is a New York City based record label, founded by three brothers, Joseph Cayre, Kenneth Cayre, and Stanley Cayre (the Cayre brothers).
Samuel George Davis Jr. (December 8, 1925 – May 16, 1990) was an American singer, musician, dancer, actor and comedian.
San Francisco (initials SF;, Spanish for 'Saint Francis'), officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California.
Saturday Night Fever is a 1977 American musical drama film directed by John Badham.
Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Sound Track is the soundtrack album from the 1977 film Saturday Night Fever starring John Travolta.
The saxophone (also referred to as the sax) is a family of woodwind instruments.
Scarface is a 1983 American crime film directed by Brian De Palma and written by Oliver Stone, a remake of the 1932 film of the same name.
Seduction is the process of deliberately enticing a person, to engage in a relationship, to lead astray, as from duty, rectitude, or the like; to corrupt, to persuade or induce to engage in sexual behaviour.
"Selling out" is a common idiomatic pejorative expression for the compromising of a person's integrity, morality, authenticity, or principles in exchange for personal gain, such as money.
"September" is a song by the American funk band Earth, Wind & Fire.
A sequin is a disk-shaped bead used for decorative purposes.
Session musicians, studio musicians, or backing musicians are musicians hired to perform in recording sessions or live performances.
The Sex Pistols were an English punk rock band that formed in London in 1975.
"Shadow Dancing" is a disco song performed by English singer-songwriter Andy Gibb that reached number one for seven weeks on the ''Billboard'' Hot 100 in 1978.
"Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)" is a song recorded by The Jacksons for their 1978 album Destiny, and released as a single in 1979.
"Shakedown Street" is a song by the Grateful Dead.
Shalamar is an American R&B and soul music vocal group, active in the mid-1970s and throughout the 1980s, that was originally a disco-driven vehicle created by Soul Train booking agent Dick Griffey and show creator and producer Don Cornelius.
"Shame" is a 1977 single recorded by American singer Evelyn "Champagne" King, written by John H. Fitch, Jr.
Shannon Brenda Greene (born May 2, 1958), better known by the mononym Shannon, is an American songwriter, recording artist and singer of freestyle and dance-pop music.
Sheik Yerbouti is a double album by Frank Zappa made up of material recorded in 1977 and 1978.
Shep Pettibone (b. July 10, 1959) is an American record producer, remixer, songwriter and club DJ, one of the most prolific of the 1980s.
"Shine a Little Love" is a song by the Electric Light Orchestra (ELO).
Shitdisco were a dance-punk band from Glasgow, Scotland.
Silver Convention was a West German Euro disco recording act of the 1970s.
Simon Webster Frith OBE (born 1946) is a British sociomusicologist, and former rock critic, who specializes in popular music culture.
Simon Reynolds (born 19 June 1963) is an English music journalist, critic, and author.
Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice and augments regular speech by the use of sustained tonality, rhythm, and a variety of vocal techniques.
In music, a single, record single or music single is a type of release, typically a song recording of fewer tracks than an LP record, an album or an EP record.
"Sir Duke" is a song composed and performed by Stevie Wonder, from his 1976 album Songs in the Key of Life.
Sister Sledge is an American musical vocal group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
'''Figure 1.''' A 16th note with stem facing up, a 16th note with stem facing down, and a 16th rest. '''Figure 2.''' Four 16th notes beamed together. In music, a sixteenth note (American) or semiquaver (British) is a note played for half the duration of an eighth note (quaver), hence the names.
Sly and the Family Stone was an American band from San Francisco.
"Smiling Faces Sometimes" is a soul song written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong for the Motown label.
William "Smokey" Robinson Jr. (born February 19, 1940) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and former record executive.
Smooth jazz is music that evolved from a blend of jazz fusion and easy listening pop music, featuring a polished pop feel with little to no jazz improvisation.
"Soul Makossa" is a song released as a single in 1972 by Cameroon saxophonist and songwriter, Manu Dibango.
Soul music (often referred to simply as soul) is a popular music genre that originated in the African American community in the United States in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
Soul Train is an American music-dance television program which aired in syndication from October 2, 1971 to March 27, 2006.
A sound module is an electronic musical instrument without a human-playable interface such as a piano-style musical keyboard.
Sound recording and reproduction is an electrical, mechanical, electronic, or digital inscription and re-creation of sound waves, such as spoken voice, singing, instrumental music, or sound effects.
A sound reinforcement system is the combination of microphones, signal processors, amplifiers, and loudspeakers in enclosures all controlled by a mixing console that makes live or pre-recorded sounds louder and may also distribute those sounds to a larger or more distant audience.
A soundtrack, also written sound track, can be recorded music accompanying and synchronized to the images of a motion picture, book, television program or video game; a commercially released soundtrack album of music as featured in the soundtrack of a film, video or television presentation; or the physical area of a film that contains the synchronized recorded sound.
A soundtrack album is any album that incorporates music directly recorded from the soundtrack of a particular feature film or television show.
Space disco is the fusion of disco music with futuristic themes, sounds and visuals, a genre that became popular in the late 1970s.
Space: 1999 is a British-Italian science-fiction television programme that ran for two seasons and originally aired from 1975 to 1977.
Spandex, Lycra or elastane is a synthetic fiber known for its exceptional elasticity.
Spiegel & Grau is a publishing imprint of Random House founded by Celina Spiegel and Julie Grau.
Cristiano Spiller (born 3 April 1975) is an Italian electronic music DJ and record producer.
Stacy Lattisaw (born November 25, 1966) is an American R&B singer.
A stairway, staircase, stairwell, flight of stairs, or simply stairs is a construction designed to bridge a large vertical distance by dividing it into smaller vertical distances, called steps.
Star Wars is an American epic space opera media franchise, centered on a film series created by George Lucas.
"Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band" is a song recorded by Meco, taken from the album Star Wars and Other Galactic Funk.
"Stayin' Alive" is a disco song written and performed by the Bee Gees from the ''Saturday Night Fever'' motion picture soundtrack.
Stealth disco (or SD) refers to the act of being videotaped dancing or rocking out behind or near someone who is doing something serious and does not notice.
Steven Robert Dahl (born November 20, 1954 in Pasadena, California) is an American radio personality and humorist.
Steve Greenberg is an American record producer currently heading the S-Curve Records label.
Stephen Simpson Hillage (born 2 August 1951) is an English musician, best known as a guitarist.
Steve Rubell (December 2, 1943 – July 25, 1989) was an American entrepreneur and co-owner of the legendary New York disco Studio 54.
Stevland Hardaway Morris (né Judkins; born May 13, 1950), known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist.
A string orchestra is an orchestra consisting solely of a string section made up of the bowed strings used in Western Classical music.
The string section is composed of bowed instruments belonging to the violin family.
Studio 54 is a former nightclub and currently a Broadway theatre, located at 254 West 54th Street, between Eighth Avenue and Broadway in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.
A subculture is a group of people within a culture that differentiates itself from the parent culture to which it belongs, often maintaining some of its founding principles.
Substituted amphetamines are a class of compounds based upon the amphetamine structure; it includes all derivative compounds which are formed by replacing, or substituting, one or more hydrogen atoms in the amphetamine core structure with substituents.
A subwoofer (or sub) is a woofer, or a complete loudspeaker, which is dedicated to the reproduction of low-pitched audio frequencies known as bass and sub-bass.
"Sugar" is a song recorded by American pop rock band Maroon 5 for their fifth studio album V (2014).
In clothing, a suit is a set of garments made from the same cloth, usually consisting of at least a jacket and trousers.
Sunrise is an album by American soul singer Jimmy Ruffin, it was released in May 1980 and was produced by Robin Gibb (of the Bee Gees) and Blue Weaver.
"Super Freak" is a 1981 single produced and performed by Rick James.
"Supernature" is the title track of Cerrone's 1977 album, Supernature (Cerrone III).
"Superstition" is a song by American singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder.
"Swearin' to God" is a song written by Bob Crewe and Denny Randell.
Swinging, sometimes called wife swapping, husband swapping or partner swapping, is a non-monogamous behavior in which both singles and partners in a committed relationship engage in sexual activities with others as a recreational or social activity.
Sylvester James Jr. (September 6, 1947December 16, 1988), who used the stage name of Sylvester, was an American singer-songwriter.
A symphony is an extended musical composition in Western classical music, most often written by composers for orchestra.
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In music, syncopation involves a variety of rhythms which are in some way unexpected which make part or all of a tune or piece of music off-beat.
Synth-pop (short for synthesizer pop; also called techno-pop) is a subgenre of new wave music that first became prominent in the late 1970s and features the synthesizer as the dominant musical instrument.
A synthesizer (often abbreviated as synth, also spelled synthesiser) is an electronic musical instrument that generates electric signals that are converted to sound through instrument amplifiers and loudspeakers or headphones.
"Take a Chance on Me" is a song by the Swedish pop group ABBA.
"Take Back the Night" is a song recorded by American singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake for his fourth studio album, The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2 (2013).
"Take Me Home" is a song recorded by American singer and actress Cher for her 1979 fifteenth studio album of the same name.
Tammi Terrell (born Thomasina Winifred Montgomery; April 29, 1945 – March 16, 1970) was an American recording artist, best known as a star singer for Motown Records during the 1960s, most notably for a series of duets with singer Marvin Gaye.
Tech house is a subgenre of house music that combines stylistic features of techno with house.
Technics SL-1200 is a series of direct-drive turntables originally manufactured from October 1972 until 2010, and resumed in 2016, by Matsushita under the brand name of Technics.
Techno is a form of electronic dance music that emerged in Detroit, Michigan, in the United States during the mid-to-late 1980s.
Born Marc Allen Scott September 17, 1948 in the Bronx, NY also known as Toraino Scott, or Tee Scott was an American DJ and remixer in the disco era working in New York city.
Television (TV) is a telecommunication medium used for transmitting moving images in monochrome (black and white), or in colour, and in two or three dimensions and sound.
"Temptation" is a popular song published in 1933, with music written by Nacio Herb Brown and lyrics by Arthur Freed.
Thank God It's Friday is a 1978 American musical disco comedy film directed by Robert Klane and produced by Motown Productions and Casablanca FilmWorks for Columbia Pictures (whose torch-holding mascot, in a specially produced animation, dances to disco music before the opening credits).
"That Lady" is a 1973 R&B and soul song by The Isley Brothers, released on their T-Neck imprint.
"That's the Way (I Like It)" is a song by the American group KC and the Sunshine Band from their second studio album.
The American Spectator is a conservative U.S. monthly magazine covering news and politics, edited by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr. and published by the non-profit American Spectator Foundation.
The Blockheads are an English rock band.
The Chambers Brothers are an American soul band, best known for their eleven-minute 1968 hit "Time Has Come Today".
The Emotions are an American Grammy Award-winning soul/R&B vocal group from Chicago, Illinois.
The Ethel Merman Disco Album is a 1979 album by American Broadway performer Ethel Merman.
The Four Seasons is an American rock and pop band that became internationally successful in the 1960s and 1970s.
The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle is a 1980 British mockumentary film directed by Julien Temple and produced by Don Boyd and Jeremy Thomas.
The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle is the soundtrack album of the film of the same name by the Sex Pistols.
The Guardian is a British daily newspaper.
The Hues Corporation was an American pop and soul trio, formed in Santa Monica, California in 1969.
"The Hustle" is a disco song by songwriter/arranger Van McCoy and the Soul City Symphony.
The Independent is a British online newspaper.
The Isley Brothers are an American musical group originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, that started as a vocal trio consisting of brothers O'Kelly Isley, Jr., Rudolph Isley and Ronald Isley.
The J. Geils Band was an American rock band formed in 1968, in Worcester, Massachusetts, under the leadership of guitarist John "J." Geils.
The Jackson 5, or Jackson Five, currently known as the Jacksons, are an American family music group.
The Kinks are an English rock band formed in Muswell Hill, North London, in 1964 by brothers Ray and Dave Davies.
The Last Days of Disco is a 1998 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Whit Stillman, and loosely based on his travels and experiences in various nightclubs in Manhattan, including Studio 54.
The Lawrence Welk Show was an American televised musical variety show hosted by big band leader Lawrence Welk.
The Loft was the location for the first underground dance party (called "Love Saves the Day") organized by David Mancuso on February 14, 1970, in New York City.
The Long Run is the sixth studio album by American rock group the Eagles.
The Love Boat is an American comedy television series set on a cruise ship, which aired on the ABC Television Network from May 5, 1977, until May 24, 1986; three-hour specials aired in 1986–87 and 1990.
"The Love I Lost" is a song by Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes.
The Love Unlimited Orchestra, formed by American singer-songwriter Barry White, was a 40-piece string-laden orchestra that served as a backing unit for White and female vocal trio Love Unlimited.
The Main Event is a 1979 American sports romantic comedy film starring Barbra Streisand and Ryan O'Neal, written by Gail Parent and directed by Howard Zieff.
The Manhattan Transfer is a jazz vocal group founded in 1969 that has explored a capella, vocalese, swing, standards, Brazilian jazz, rhythm and blues, and pop music.
The Martian is a 2015 science fiction survival film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Matt Damon.
The Marvelettes was an American girl group that achieved popularity in the early- to mid-1960s.
The Miracles (also known as Smokey Robinson and the Miracles from 1965 to 1972) were an American rhythm and blues vocal group that was the first successful recording act for Berry Gordy's Motown Records, and one of the most important and influential groups in pop, rock and roll, and R&B music history.
The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.
The Night is a song by Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons that was originally released in 1972.
The O'Jays are an American R&B group from Canton, Ohio, formed in 1958 and originally consisting of Eddie Levert (born June 16, 1942), Walter Williams (born August 25, 1943), William Powell (January 20, 1942 – May 26, 1977), Bobby Massey and Bill Isles.
The Originals, often called "Motown's best-kept secret," were a successful Motown R&B and soul group during the late 1960s and the 1970s, most notable for the hits "Baby, I'm For Real," "The Bells," and the disco classic "Down To Love Town." Formed in 1966, the group originally consisted of baritone singer Freddie Gorman, tenor/falsetto Walter Gaines, and tenors C. P. Spencer and Hank Dixon (and briefly Joe Stubbs).
The Phil Donahue Show, also known as Donahue, is an American television talk show hosted by Phil Donahue that ran for 26 years on national television.
The Professionals is a British crime-action television drama series produced by Avengers Mark1 Productions for London Weekend Television (LWT) that aired on the ITV network from 1977 to 1983.
The Rapture were a rock band from New York City, formed in 1998.
The Rocket Record Company was a record label founded by Elton John, along with Bernie Taupin, Gus Dudgeon, Steve Brown and others, in 1973.
The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London, England, in 1962.
"The Rubberband Man" is a song recorded by the American vocal group The Spinners.
The Saint was an American gay superclub, located in the East Village neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City.
The Spinners are an American rhythm and blues vocal group that formed in Detroit, Michigan, in 1954.
The Sugarhill Gang is an American hip hop group.
The Sunday Times is the largest-selling British national newspaper in the "quality press" market category.
The Supremes were an American female singing group and the premier act of Motown Records during the 1960s.
The Temptations are an American vocal group who released a series of successful singles and albums with Motown Records during the 1960s and 1970s.
The Three Degrees is an American female vocal group, which was originally formed in 1963 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The Ting Tings are an English rock pop duo from Salford, Greater Manchester.
The Undisputed Truth was a 1970s Motown recording act, assembled by record producer Norman Whitfield as a means for being able to experiment with his psychedelic soul production techniques.
The Very Best Of (released as The Complete Greatest Hits in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand) is a two-disc compilation album by the Eagles, released in 2003.
The Village Voice is an American news and culture paper, known for being the country's first alternative newsweekly.
The Wall is the eleventh studio album by English rock band Pink Floyd.
Abel Makkonen Tesfaye (born 16 February 1990), known by his stage name The Weeknd (pronounced as the weekend), is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and record producer.
Thelma Houston (née Jackson; born May 7, 1946) is an American singer and actress.
"Theme from A Summer Place" is a song with lyrics by Mack Discant and music by Max Steiner, written for the 1959 film A Summer Place, which starred Sandra Dee and Troy Donahue.
"Theme from S-Express" is an acid house song by British dance music band S'Express, from their debut studio album, Original Soundtrack.
"Theme from S.W.A.T." is an instrumental song written by Barry De Vorzon and performed by American funk group Rhythm Heritage, released on their debut album Disco-Fied.
Theme music is a piece that is often written specifically for a radio program, television program, video game or movie, and usually played during the intro, opening credits and/or ending credits.
"This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You)" is a song by The Isley Brothers from 1966 that was a hit for them during their brief tenure on Motown's Tamla label.
Three's Company is an American sitcom that aired for eight seasons on ABC from March 15, 1977, to September 18, 1984.
"Thriller" is a song recorded by American singer Michael Jackson, composed by Rod Temperton, and produced by Quincy Jones.
Timpani or kettledrums (also informally called timps) are musical instruments in the percussion family.
TK Records was an American independent record label founded by record distributor Henry Stone and Steve Alaimo in 1972.
Thomas Jerome Moulton (born November 29, 1940) is an American record producer and originator of the breakdown section, the remix and the 12-inch single vinyl format.
Tommy Tucker (born Robert Higginbotham; March 5, 1933 – January 22, 1982) was an American blues singer-songwriter and pianist.
Trans-Europe Express (Trans Europa Express) is the sixth studio album by German electronic music band Kraftwerk.
"Treasure" is a song recorded by Bruno Mars for his second studio album, titled Unorthodox Jukebox (2012).
Tribune Media, also known as Tribune Media Company and formerly known as the Tribune Company, is an American conglomerate that is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, United States.
The trombone is a musical instrument in the brass family.
A trumpet is a brass instrument commonly used in classical and jazz ensembles.
"TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)" is a 1974 hit recording by MFSB (Mother, Father, Sister, Brother) featuring vocals by The Three Degrees.
The tuba is the largest and lowest-pitched musical instrument in the brass family.
Turntablism is the art of manipulating sounds and creating new music, sound effects, mixes and other creative sounds and beats, typically by using two or more turntables and a cross fader-equipped DJ mixer.
U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin formed in 1976.
The UK Singles Chart (currently entitled Official Singles Chart) is compiled by the Official Charts Company (OCC), on behalf of the British record industry, listing the top-selling singles in the United Kingdom, based upon physical sales, paid-for downloads and streaming.
An unholy alliance popularly refers to an alliance which is perceived as unnatural, unusual, or simply undesirable, sometimes between seemingly antagonistic parties.
The United States Senate is the upper chamber of the United States Congress, which along with the United States House of Representatives—the lower chamber—comprise the legislature of the United States.
"Upside Down" is a song written and produced by Chic members Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards.
Uptown Festival is the first album credited to American R&B group Shalamar, released in 1977 on the Soul Train label.
"Uptown Funk" (stylised as "UpTown Funk!") is a song recorded by British record producer Mark Ronson and American singer and songwriter Bruno Mars, for Ronson's fourth studio album, Uptown Special (2015).
Urban Cowboy is a 1980 American romantic drama film about the love-hate relationship between Buford Uan "Bud" Davis (John Travolta) and Sissy (Debra Winger).
Van Allen Clinton McCoy (January 6, 1940 – July 6, 1979) was an American musician, record producer, arranger, songwriter, singer and orchestra conductor.
The Vietnam War (Chiến tranh Việt Nam), also known as the Second Indochina War, and in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America (Kháng chiến chống Mỹ) or simply the American War, was a conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975.
Village People is an American disco group best known for their on-stage costumes, catchy tunes and suggestive lyrics.
Vince Aletti (born 1945) is a curator, writer, and photography critic.
Vinyl is an American period drama television series created by Mick Jagger, Martin Scorsese, Rich Cohen and Terence Winter.
The viola is a string instrument that is bowed or played with varying techniques.
The violin, also known informally as a fiddle, is a wooden string instrument in the violin family.
A viral video is a video that becomes popular through a viral process of Internet sharing, typically through video sharing websites, social media and email.
The Wall of Sound (also called the Spector Sound) is a music production formula developed by American record producer Phil Spector at Gold Star Studios in the 1960s, with assistance from engineer Larry Levine and the session musician conglomerate later known as "the Wrecking Crew".
Walter Gibbons (April 2, 1954 – September 23, 1994) was an American record producer, early disco DJ and remixer.
Walter Anthony Murphy, Jr. (born December 19, 1952) is an American composer, arranger, pianist, musician, songwriter, and record producer.
"Want to Want Me" is a song recorded by American singer Jason Derulo for his fourth studio album, Everything Is 4 (2015).
"War" is a counterculture-era soul song written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong for the Motown label in 1969.
Warner Curb Records was a joint venture between Warner Bros. Records and producer Mike Curb to release his productions.
Was (Not Was) is an American pop group founded by David Weiss and Don Fagenson, who adopted the stage names David Was and Don Was.
The Watergate scandal was a major political scandal that occurred in the United States during the early 1970s, following a break-in by five men at the Democratic National Committee (DNC) headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C. on June 17, 1972, and President Richard Nixon's administration's subsequent attempt to cover up its involvement.
"Waterloo" is the first single from the Swedish pop group ABBA's second album, Waterloo and their first under the Epic and Atlantic labels.
WBLS (107.5 MHz) is an urban adult contemporary FM radio station in New York City.
"We Are Family" is a song recorded by American vocal group Sister Sledge.
The Weimar Republic (Weimarer Republik) is an unofficial, historical designation for the German state during the years 1919 to 1933.
West End Records is an American music record label based in New York City.
WFAN-FM (101.9 MHz), also known as "Sports Radio 66 and 101.9 FM" or "The Fan", is a commercial FM sports radio station licensed to New York City.
WGCI-FM (107.5 FM) is an Urban Contemporary radio station that has a city of license of Chicago, under ownership of iHeartMedia, Inc. (formerly known as Clear Channel Communications until September 2014).
"What Becomes of the Brokenhearted" is a hit single recorded by Jimmy Ruffin and released on Motown Records' Soul label in the summer of 1966.
"When You're Young and in Love" is a song composed by Van McCoy.
"Where Do We Go from Here" is a song performed by American contemporary R&B singer Stacy Lattisaw, issued as the second single from her ninth studio album What You Need.
William McKinley Hutchison (December 6, 1944 – September 19, 2005), better known as Willie Hutch, was an American singer, songwriter as well as a record producer and recording artist for the Motown record label during the 1970s and 1980s.
WKRP in Cincinnati is an American sitcom that featured the misadventures of the staff of a struggling fictional radio station in Cincinnati, Ohio.
WKTU (103.5 FM) – branded "103.5 KTU" – is a Rhythmic Hot AC-formatted radio station licensed to Lake Success, New York, a suburb of New York City. WKTU is owned by iHeartMedia and broadcasts from studios in the AT&T Building in the Tribeca neighborhood of Manhattan; its transmitter is located at the Empire State Building.
WLS-FM (94.7 FM) is a commercial FM radio station licensed to serve Chicago, Illinois.
Wonder Woman, known from seasons 2 and 3 as The New Adventures of Wonder Woman, is an American television series based on the DC Comics comic book superhero of the same name.
"Working Day and Night" is a song by American recording artist Michael Jackson.
"Working My Way Back to You" is a song made popular by The Four Seasons in 1966 and The Spinners in 1980.
"Wrong Club" is a song by British duo The Ting Tings and their first single off of their third studio album, Super Critical.
The Rudolph Wurlitzer Company, usually referred to as simply Wurlitzer, is an American company started in Cincinnati in 1853 by German immigrant (Franz) Rudolph Wurlitzer.
"Y.M.C.A." is a song by the American disco group Village People.
Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO) is a Japanese electronic music band formed in Tokyo in 1978 by Haruomi Hosono (bass, keyboards, vocals), Yukihiro Takahashi (drums, lead vocals) and Ryuichi Sakamoto (keyboards, vocals).
"You Keep Me Hangin' On" is a 1966 song written and composed by Holland–Dozier–Holland.
"You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)" is a 1978 single by American disco/R&B singer Sylvester.
"You Should Be Dancing" is a song by the Bee Gees, from the album Children of the World, released in 1976.
"You're the First, the Last, My Everything" is a popular song recorded by Barry White.
YouTube is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California.
Yvonne Marianne Elliman (born December 29, 1951) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress who performed for four years in the first cast of Jesus Christ Superstar.
ZE Records was originally a New York-based record label, started in 1978 by Michael Zilkha and Michel Esteban.
Zoot Allures is a 1976 rock album by Frank Zappa.
"(Love Is) Thicker Than Water" is a song performed by Andy Gibb, released in 1977, it was his second single that topped the US Billboard Hot 100.
"(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty" is a song recorded and released in 1976 by KC and the Sunshine Band for the album Part 3.
"(Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman" is a song written by Ray Davies that was first released on the Kinks' 1979 album, Low Budget.
The 12-inch single (often simply called 12″) is a type of gramophone record that has wider groove spacing and shorter playing time compared to typical LPs.
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