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July 12, 1979: 'The Night Disco Died' — Or Didn't

July 18, 2016

One muggy Thursday, 50,000 rowdy rock fans packed Chicago's Comiskey Park to see disc jockey Steve Dahl blow up a crate of disco records. That evening's stunt helped birth a new musical movement.