The Major’s Friday Night Disco Party

In June of 1980 I became a teenager – 13-years-old. I successfully completed the 7TH grade at Robert Goddard Junior High School in Lanham Maryland, and I was also actively involved in the Boy Scouts. We used to go on regular hiking and camping trips up in the mountains along the Appalachian Trail in Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia. I remember hiking through the small town of Harpers Ferry West Virginia on many occasions. It was one of the few portions of the trail that actually went right through the heart of a town. Although I don’t miss the hiking with heavy backpacks and rugged shoes I do miss the scenery. While we have a nice subtropical landscape here in America’s Riviera nothing can beat the beautiful views that I remember from high atop the A.T.

On the radio during that memorable time of my life was this funky jam. It’s often referred to as ‘Disco’s Last Dance’, as it wasn’t even released here in the States until January of 1980 – some six months after Disco allegedly died at a Chicago White Sox baseball game. It took another 5 months after that to reach # 1 on the U.S. pop chart where it stayed for the entire month of June of 1980.

Here’s Lipps Inc. with their unexpected and untimely # 1 Disco smash – a year after Disco died. Welcome to “Funkytown”. Population – You !

The Major’s Friday Night Disco Party

It’s time for the 35TH rockin’ edition of ‘The Major’s Friday Night Disco Party’ – one-half of the ‘Moldie-Oldie Music Weekends’ here on the big bellbottoms blog.

For about 19 months the ‘Friday Night Blogroll Review’ was the weekly tradition on here. That’s when I’d recap and link to my favourite blog posts of the week from all of my blogging friends. Unfortunately something happened along the way. The bloggers got lazy and gradually disappeared into oblivion. And then there were none (or one or two). It certainly wasn’t nearly enough to sustain a weekly blog post. But Fridays remained wildly popular on here. I had to take drastic action, so what was once a joke became a reality. I threatened some of my blogging friends that if they didn’t post a blog then I’d put on 1970s Disco music every Friday night. 35 editions later it’s a rousing SMASH !

This week on the ‘Disco Party’ I present to you one of the U.K.’s greatest Disco bands ever. They are Hot Chocolate, and this is their gold pop and Disco smash “Every 1’s A Winner”. Let’s kick it kids !