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Old 11-25-2011, 12:43 AM
 
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Hi, I am writing a book and I need some information on disco clubs in the Chicago area, I need one that was around in 1976 and I'm looking for one that was a little Saturday night feverish and also a little Studio 54ish, or one similar to the one in the movie Thank God it's Friday. Any information given would be so helpful!

That would most definitely fit S.O.P.'s (any location) aka McGreevey's
Food in separate room, crazy shots, awesome bartenders, dance contests, great mix of people, can't talk about the rest, it's going to my grave
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Old 11-25-2011, 12:44 AM
 
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I am trying to find the videos of some urban dances of the 70's that i did back then, particularly the "Spank". But, there was a disco call "Dingbats" that was just north of downtown and slightly east, Mr. T was the bouncer at the door, it catered to pulling people there before they left downtown for home, it opened at 4pm. Mirrored walls, 2 long bars and a lot of fun. Mr T's first name was Tero. There was a disco very far north on Broadway called "The Machine" completely dark, you never saw outside and it was open till 5am, constant music. Another disco called The 32 Fusion, I believe it was on Clark and maybe Division, maybe a few blocks south of that, very sophisticated. Attire, was dress to impress, $3.00 cover charge
Lee Green
lgreen6960@aol.com

Hahaha, I remember "the Spank", the Worm, the Snake..................
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Old 11-25-2011, 01:50 PM
 
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Thumbs up Faces Rush & Oak

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Hey everybody,
I'm working on a novel, and I need to know the name of any disco club that was located in Chicago, in the 1970's....specifically, in 1974

All I need is the name of the club, but if you have firsthand knowledge of it, I'd love to know any other details, the location, names of owners, looks of the club interioir or exterior, if they had any particular 'theme' as far as decor etc etc.

Thanks!

dws
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Old 11-25-2011, 01:57 PM
 
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Faces was the Studio 54 of Chicago in early 70s..best layout and light show ever Norman and Charles were regulars 5-6 nights a week .. my wieght was down to 155lbs 5" 11" (Charles) between "blow" and dancing 6 hrs a night you stayed pretty slim .... never had so much fun since...other dicos at the time "Rush UP", "Bombay Bicyle Company", "Ruggles" and of "Mothers" ...great days no twitter, no My Face just dance your ass off every night
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Old 11-25-2011, 02:19 PM
 
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The cool thing about it is that Disco eventually evolved into "House" music. This globally popular genre got its start in Chicago probably in the late 70's / early 80's.
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Old 11-25-2011, 03:28 PM
 
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The cool thing about it is that Disco eventually evolved into "House" music. This globally popular genre got its start in Chicago probably in the late 70's / early 80's.
"House Music All Night Long" . I went to the kiddie disco at Dingbats on Sunday afternoons when I was in elementary school. As a teenager, I danced all weekend long at "The Playground" and other infamous House Music spots. I LOVE being a part of Chicago history! Though at the time, it was just my regular life, thought not one whit about the groundbreaking/creative time that it was.
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Old 12-31-2011, 02:22 PM
 
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im looking for one of the owners of the nickle bag tom is his name i grew up calling him ponch he was like my uncle i would love to see him once more ... he hung out with billy and mickey reilly if anyone can help contact [email]shaindala@hotmail.com[/email]
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Old 01-02-2012, 03:58 PM
 
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I can name many other disco that have not been mentioned. Starting northwest side, a club called 2001,Time Machine Niles, Kisses, Spirit 76 in Downers Grove,The Corperation In Lisle, Rich Kids in Burr Ridge, The Rain somewhere south around Harlem. (S.O.P) Some other place on River Road, Trammps On Manheim Rd in Stone park. The Stardust Disco in addison. Chase Me Charlies in the Holiday Inn on 22nd st. Oak Brook Terrace, Pacific Club in Lombard. Prime And Tender Somewhere on the south side off of Harlem. Thats just off the top of my head. I'm sure if i called some friends they could mention some others. Jamesap00@aol.com
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Old 01-27-2012, 11:31 AM
 
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Default Pete Paladino? Still own's 123 in this day and age?

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Pete stills owns 123> Jedynka> Stereo (there is a forum on FB for it)
Wow, wondering if its Pete Paladino? What type of entertainment is it now 2012?
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Old 04-17-2012, 06:59 PM
 
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Lenny D - Ginger Peachie here - aka Susie and Louie! How are you? We used to "live" at Bubba's! Bubba's Zone One was the best place to dance and have a great time. Remember the California Kid, the dance off's and Uncle Al and Phil? The round table! Would love to hear from you. I agree with your post about the best bartenders and staff - also the BEST DJ!
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