Disco Demolition Night

On 12 July 1979 a disgruntled Chicago DJ, Steve Dahl, held an event in a baseball stadium to show how much he hated disco. But things got out of hand. The riot that followed made headlines all over the USA.

(Image: People dancing to disco. Credit: Getty Images)

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