Thursday, June 07, 2018

June 7, 1976: The article that inspired "Saturday Night Fever",


“Saturday Night Fever” was one of the most popular movies ever.   It started out as a holiday “low budget film” but the theaters will all sold out for a long time.


The soundtrack sold over 30 million copies and gave The Bee Gees total command of the pop charts.   The LP was # 1 for months.  3 songs from the soundtrack were # 1, including “Night Fever” that sat at the top for 8 weeks.
What inspired the movie?  It started on this day in 1976 with a magazine article:
“What is absolutely certain is that Saturday Night Fever would never have been made were it not for a magazine article detailing the struggles and dreams of a talented, young, Italian-American disco dancer and his scruffy entourage in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. That article—”The Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night,” by journalist Nik Cohn—was published on this day in 1976 in the June 7 issue of New York magazine.”
My guess is that few music or disco fans know about Nik Cohn.  Nevertheless, his article inspired the story that made Travolta and The Bee Gees into household names.    
Here is a link to the article.   Wonder if Mr Cohn had any idea of what would happen next?

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