Wednesday, May 05, 2010

TWIMH: Saturday Night Fever

Blast from the Past: This Week in Music History
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            Bell-bottoms, white suits, and slicked hair—how could anyone forget the disco madness of the 1970s. Poster child for the movement was John Travolta, for his role as disco master Tony Manero in Saturday Night Fever. This week in music history—May 5th 1978 to be more precise—the soundtrack for SNF, which had seven Bee Gees songs on it, started its 18-week run as number 1 on the US charts. The album, with hits like Stayin’ Alive and How Deep is Your Love went on to sell over 30 million copies. Midnight Mug would be bare without the disco ball that towers over the baristas, giving them groovy vibes that pervade the entire Georgetown campus. Students everywhere enjoy disco-themed parties and grooving on the dance floor, but most of all, we wonder: how did they get their voices so high?

To boogie down with the Bee Gees, see below:

1 comment:

Charlotte Japp said...

so derelict.
those are some white pants...and teeth
woooo ROANOKE.