The Disco Era Captured In All Its Might And Glory

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The Disco Era Captured In All Its Might And Glory
The Disco Era Captured In All Its Might And Glory
The Disco Era Captured In All Its Might And Glory

The disco era captured in all its might and glory is a testament from the past of how New York’s nightlife used to look like in the 1970’s and early 1980’s. Studio 54 and Le Jardin were the hottest places to party in New York and they were regularly frequented by celebrities of all kinds.

Waring Abbott managed to capture the pure essence of the disco era, from its early beginnings and all the way down to its decline in the early 80s.

“Psychologically I reach a climax,” said a DJ in a 1976 UPI report based on the spread of disco throughout the US and the rest of the world. Another DJ mentioned: “To get 2,000 people into one mood, it’s just tremendous.” And they couldn’t be more correct!

Dance floor at the Copacabana, New York, 1979. (Photo by Waring Abbott/Getty Images)
The Disco Era: Dance floor at the Copacabana, New York, 1979. (Photo by Waring Abbott/Getty Images)
Elderly people at a disco club in 1978. (Waring Abbott/Getty Images)
Elderly people at a disco club in 1978. (Waring Abbott/Getty Images)
Club Xenon, New York, 1979. (Waring Abbott/Getty Images)
Club Xenon, New York, 1979. (Waring Abbott/Getty Images)
People disco dancing at Studio 54, New York, 1977. (Waring Abbott/Getty Images)
People disco dancing at Studio 54, New York, 1977. (Waring Abbott/Getty Images)
Studio 54, New York, 1978. (Waring Abbott/Getty Images)
Studio 54, New York, 1978. (Waring Abbott/Getty Images)
A crowd in the hall of a disco club, New York, 1979. (Waring Abbott/Getty Images)
A crowd in the hall of a disco club, New York, 1979. (Waring Abbott/Getty Images)
Dancer at a disco club, New York, 1980. (Waring Abbott/Getty Images)
Dancer at a disco club, New York, 1980. (Waring Abbott/Getty Images)
Studio 54, New York, 1977. (Waring Abbott/Getty Images)
Studio 54, New York, 1977. (Waring Abbott/Getty Images)

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Woman at a New York City disco club in 1980. (Waring Abbott/Getty Images)
Woman at a New York City disco club in 1980. (Waring Abbott/Getty Images)
Women at the Electric Circus discotheque, New York, 1979. (Waring Abbott/Getty Images)
Women at the Electric Circus discotheque, New York, 1979. (Waring Abbott/Getty Images)
People dancing at a party for Gloria Gaynor at the Le Jardin disco, New York City, 1975. (Waring Abbott/Getty Images)
People dancing at a party for Gloria Gaynor at the Le Jardin disco, New York City, 1975. (Waring Abbott/Getty Images)
Couple at Le Jardin, New York, 1975. (Waring Abbott/Getty Images)
Couple at Le Jardin, New York, 1975. (Waring Abbott/Getty Images)
Club Xenon, New York, 1978.
Club Xenon, New York, 1978. (Waring Abbott/Getty Images)
Studio 54, New York, 1977. (Waring Abbott/Getty Images)
Studio 54, New York, 1977. (Waring Abbott/Getty Images)

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