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Duration: 1 hour

Get into the groove with this exploration of the sounds, stars and fashions behind the major soundtrack of the mid to late 70s. George McCrae tells us the story of his first disco records and featuring disco diva Gloria Gaynor. We hear the sexy sounds of Donna Summer and Nile Rodgers tells us the story of his band - the mighty Chic. Lead singer Maurice White describes the wonderful world of Earth Wind and Fire - and of course, who could forget the Village People.

Added in the mix are Saturday Night Fever, the film that changed the way we danced and the way we spent our Saturday Nights, the hedonistic excesses of Studio 54 and don't forget those Disco Dancing Competitions on prime-time tv Pop Idol eat your heart out. This was an era which created magnificent music, mirrorballs and medallions and disco was impossible to ignore.

Interviewees include George McCrae, Gloria Gaynor, Maurice White of Earth, Wind and Fire, Nile Rodgers of Chic, The Real Thing, Tina Charles and the first interview with all four sisters from Sister Sledge for 10 years.

Last on

Sun 3 Jun 2012 23:00 BBC Two Northern Ireland only


Executive Producer
Alan Brown


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