THIS DAY IN ROCK HISTORY: July 12, 1979. It's "disco demolition" night. Chicago WLUP DJs Steve Dahl and Gerry Meier host a bonfire of vinyl disco records at Cominskey Park. The crowd got a out of hand and the White Sox had to forfeit the second game at the double header. DJ Dahl came up with the idea after he was fired by a rival station when they switched to an all disco format.
Before The Storm, After The Sunshine Band: The Prelude To Disco Demolition Night
Our attention was brought to this collection of 35 rare photos taken prior to a Tigers/White Sox game on July Not hours later, Comiskey Park would play host to the figurative end of the and the closest thing to a riot at an American sporting event since.