Tagged: Disco

Crisco Disco #FlashbackFriday! – Celi Bee & The Buzzy Bunch “Superman” (1977) – Video

Celi Bee s a New York-born singer of Puerto Rican Parents In 1977 she recorded a song called “Superman”, which coincided with the release of the film of the same name. The song became a hit, reaching #3 on the US Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play Singles chart and was played  in gay bars, discos, and backrooms EVERYWHERE.

Gay Disco Music History – July 7, 1979: France Joli Fills In For Donna Summer On Fire Island and Becomes A Star [Video]

Disco star France Jolie literally lived the old “42nd Street” movie line “of you’re going out a youngster but you are coming back a star” 40 years ago when on the hot summer night of July 7th. 1979 before an estimated audience of 5000 screaming gay men on Fire Island when the 16 year old singer at the last minute was asked to fill in for Donna Summer at an all-star disco music concert.

Gay History: The Lost and Forgotten Art of Gay Disco Fan Dancing Featuring: Bret Lacquement [Rare Video]

The Lost and Forgotten Art of Gay Disco Fan Dancing Featuring: Bret Lacquement [Rare Video]

In the late 1970’s and early 1980’s during the heyday of gay disco not only were you treated to the hedonistic world of loud thumping music, poppers, great recreational drugs, and the bodies of hundreds of  hot, sweaty, gyrating men.  If you lucky enough were treated to spectacular displays of “disco fan dancing”.

Gay History – January 20, 1979: Gloria Gaynor’s Gay Anthem “I Will Survive” Released – Five Facts You Didn’t Know

Gay History January 20, 1979: Gloria Gaynor’s Gay Anthem “I Will Survive” Released – Five Facts You Didn’t Know: On January 20, 1979 Gloria Gaynor’s recording of I Will Survive was released and started its way up the music charts.

“I Will Survive” became one of the quintessential anthems for the Gay Pride that year and has held strong as a favorite of gay men everywhere.

The Very Gay and Interesting History of the Almost Lost Tradition of the Sunday Tea Dance

Many gay men under the age of 30 today are totally clueless of  the almost lost tradition of the Sunday Tea Dance. (A tradition that really must be brought back.) So here’s a little history primer on the “Sunday T-dance” and how and why it was embraced it in the gay culture.