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Boogie Nichts

Did Scotland have the swagger of Travolta during the 1978 disco explosion? Join Bryan Burnett with Ken Bruce, Kelly Marie & Tom Ferrie plus music from the Bee Gees, Chic and more

Bryan Burnett is on a quest to discover if the newly launched BBC Radio Scotland was dazzled by the disco explosion in 1978. Did Scottish men possess the swagger of Travolta and did the nation's favourite Popmaster - Ken Bruce get his flares on and get behind the decks at some of the new discos to emerge across the country in the late 70s. Kelly Marie reveals the joy of the jumpsuit, while Tom Ferrie reveals his favourite disco island. With a floor filling soundtrack from Chic, The Trammps, Donna Summer, The Jacksons, Tavares, Heatwave and more. Bryan hears from Northeast DJ, Cammy Campbell, talks style with fashion historian Jade Halbert , tracks down nightclub owners James Mortimer & Eddie Tobin, while disco fan Jackie Brown remembers the outfits that didn't quite fit the East Fife weather and former Pink Ladies DJ Anne Rendall goes back to her dance roots. As BBC Radio Scotland celebrates 40 years on air - find out how this new station for a modern era embraced the disco explosion

28 minutes

Last on

New Year's Day 2019 16:00

Music Played

  • Hamilton Bohannon

    Let's Start The Dance

    • (Single).
    • Mercury.
    • 2.
  • Heatwave

    Boogie Nights

    • Best Disco Album In The World...Ever!.
    • Circa.
    • 19 / 1.
  • The Trammps

    Disco Inferno

    • More Monty (Various Artists).
    • Rca Victor.
  • Alicia Bridges

    I Love The Nightlife

    • The Last Days Of Disco (Film Soundtra.
    • Columbia.
  • Bee Gees

    Stayin' Alive

    • Bee Gees - Their Greatest Hits.
    • Polydor.
  • Donna Summer

    I Feel Love

    • Donna Summer - On The Radio.
    • Casablanca.
    • 7.
  • Mud

    Tiger Feet

    • Big 70s Party.
    • EMI / Virgin.
    • 19.
  • Chic

    Le Freak

    • C'est Chic.
    • Atlantic.
  • Kelly Marie

    Feels Like I'm In Love

    • The Best Of The 80's Vol.II (Various).
    • Sony.
  • KC and the Sunshine Band

    Boogie Shoes

    • Very Best Of KC & The Sunshine Band.
    • Chrysalis.
  • A Taste of Honey

    Boogie Oogie Oogie

    • 20 No 1s of the 70s.
    • United Audio Entertainment.
    • 16.
  • Tavares

    More Than A Woman

    • Disco Fever (Various Artists).
    • Global Television.
  • Bee Gees

    Jive Talkin'

    • Bee Gees - Their Greatest Hits.
    • Polydor.
  • Patrick Hernandez

    Born To Be Alive

    • Dance Classics #1.
    • Arcade.
    • 14.
  • The Jackson 5

    Blame It On The Boogie

    • Disco Fever (Various Artists).
    • Global Television.


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