Studio 54, the PG Version, Returns for One Night Without Liza ...:

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July 12, 1979 - Chicago White Sox owner Bill Veeck's "Disco Demolition Night" promotion at Comiskey Park went awry when fans set fire to disco records on the field as planned between games of a doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers but then refused to return to their seats. The second game had to be forfeited.

July 12, 1979 - Chicago White Sox owner Bill Veeck's "Disco Demolition Night" promotion at Comiskey Park went awry when fans set fire to disco records on the field as planned between games of a doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers but then refused to return to their seats. The second game had to be forfeited.

Disco Demolition Night: Scenes from the Night Disco Died (or Did It?) at Chicagos Comiskey Park 1979

Disco Demolition Night: Scenes from the Night Disco Died (or Did It?) at Chicagos Comiskey Park 1979

Disco Demolition Night at old Comisky Park July 12, 1979

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Disco Demolition Night at old Comisky Park July 12, 1979

July 12, 1979 at Comiskey Park was the night Disco went up in smoke…literally. The highlight of the night was supposed to be the blowing up of a crate full of disco records in the middle of the field. The event attracted over 90,000 “strange people” according to Harry Carey (Sox broadcaster at the time). This quickly escalated into a drug induced, disco-hating, souvenir-stealing riot. Sport this throwback White Sox T-Shirt the next time you put on a BeeGees record and think about the great…

July 12, 1979 at Comiskey Park was the night Disco went up in smoke…literally. The highlight of the night was supposed to be the blowing up of a crate full of disco records in the middle of the field. The event attracted over 90,000 “strange people” according to Harry Carey (Sox broadcaster at the time). This quickly escalated into a drug induced, disco-hating, souvenir-stealing riot. Sport this throwback White Sox T-Shirt the next time you put on a BeeGees record and think about the great…

1979: Steve Dahl, the man behind Disco Demolition Night

1979: Steve Dahl, the man behind Disco Demolition Night

The crowd at Comiskey Park on Disco Demolition night was estimated at 50,000. After the first game of a scheduled doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers, a pile of disco records was blown up, and fans stormed the field. The second game was called off when umpires ruled the field unfit for play. | Photo Credit: AP Photo/Fred Jewell

The crowd at Comiskey Park on Disco Demolition night was estimated at 50,000. After the first game of a scheduled doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers, a pile of disco records was blown up, and fans stormed the field. The second game was called off when umpires ruled the field unfit for play. | Photo Credit: AP Photo/Fred Jewell

7.12.1979 "Disco Demolition Night" at Comiskey Park turns into a riot & White Sox forfeit a game to the Tigers ... Super 70s Sports

7.12.1979 "Disco Demolition Night" at Comiskey Park turns into a riot & White Sox forfeit a game to the Tigers ... Super 70s Sports

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