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Diane Alexander White PHOTOGRAPHY
1979 Disco Demolition Comiskey Park, Chicago
Fans of the WLUP Radio Station brought a disco record and paid 98 cents to the double header between the White Sox and Detroit Tigers on July 12, 1979. The records were blown up in dumpster in between games the by disc jockey, Steve Dahl. A riot ensued making the baseball field unplayable and the second game of the double header was forfeited by the White Sox. Photos of Disco Demolition have appeared in
Le Freak: An Upside Down Story of Family, Disco, and Destiny by Nile Rodgers
The Chicago Reader-
Postcards From Disco Demolition Night
The kids at Comiskey's Disco Demolition Night were alright, says photographer Diane Alexander White
Disco Demolition 25th Anniversary: The Real Story
The Story of Disco
The Weird World of Blowfly
Remembering Chicago the 70's and 80's
Disco Demolition: Riot to Rebirth
Can You Feel It - How Dance Music Conquered The World
Deadspin-Before The Storm, After The Sunshine Band: The Prelude To Disco Demolition Night
the Vitra Museum's exhibit catalog for
‘Night Fever: Designing Club Culture 1960-Today’
Oxford University Press- Disco Wars
MAGAZINE- 5 Questions
HBO documentary "The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart."
Photos from Disco Demolition have also appeared in the film,
"The Woodstock of House"
in 2021. More photos from Disco Demolition can be seen in the Netflix show called,
"The Saint of Second Chances"
, about Mike Veeck the son of empresario, Bill Veeck who was owner of the White Sox at the old Comiskey Park. The photos can also be seen on
American Experience, "The War on Disco"
, with photos from Disco Demolition, Bud Billiken and Maxwell Street.
DISCO DOES NOT SUCK!
Exhibits included The Music Garage and The Beverly Arts Center in 2009, an exhibit at The Sulzer Regional Library called,
Rock, Baseball, Kaboom! Disco Demolition
, and a photo exhibit at SOHO House Chicago in 2017.
© Diane Alexander White PHOTOGRAPHY