Experience the pinnacle of disco culture with part two, “Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now” of DISCO: SOUNDTRACK OF A REVOLUTION – June 25 at 9 pm

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Disco: Soundtrack of a Revolution

Continues with Episode Two

Tuesday, June 25 at 9:00 pm

Vicki Wickham Sarah Dash, Patti Labelle in 1975
Vicki Wickham Sarah Dash, Patti Labelle in 1975

Episode 2: “Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now”

Premieres: Tuesday, June 25 at 9 p.m. ET

Set against the backdrop of Black power and sexual liberation, the second episode takes viewers to the high watermark of disco in the mid ’70s. As disco conquers the mainstream, it turns Black women and gay men into superstars and icons. It is a world where the drag queen Sylvester was king, and Black women found a powerful new voice – one that fused Black Power with a call for sexual freedom. It was the birth of the “disco diva” from Gloria Gaynor and Candi Staton to Donna Summer and Thelma Houston. However, mainstream success by The Bee Gees’ soundtrack album “Saturday Night Fever,” The Rolling Stones’ “Miss You,” Rod Stewart’s “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy,” and Studio 54 took disco further and further from its roots of inclusivity and freedom, as straight, white men started to embrace and repackage the sound.