Oct 26, 2018
By Gene Stevens
I’m wrapping up our 3-part series on ‘Dancing Through the Decades‘ this Sunday (Oct. 28th) heading into the 1970s and the Disco Era ! It’s been great fun to explore the past and re-live the iconic dances and the best dance songs of the 1920s, 30s, 40s, 50s and last week’s deep dive into the ‘Bandstand’ years of the 1960s.
Dancing seemed to take a break during the late 1960s – with the Beatles’ British Invasion, psychedelia, hippies, folk-rock protest music, and hard rock. But people were still dancing, and after the turn of the decade, the evolving R&B dance scene came out of the clubs and onto the pop charts in the Disco Era. I’ll dig into disco’s roots and the early years, followed by its blossoming with Donna Summer, The Bee Gees, Gloria Gaynor and many others. I’ll even play you a few memorable disco hits by Canadians.
There are also a couple of major birthdays to note in ‘Vintage Canadiana‘ – k.d.lang and super-producer David Foster.
Terrific variety – as always – on the next ‘Vintage Favourites‘, this Sunday between 2:00 and 4:30, on Zoomer Radio. I hope you’ll tune in. Cheers.