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 Post subject: Historical Discoteques Around The World
 Post Posted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 6:01 pm 
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Ad Lib, in London, opened 1963 by Nicholas Luard and Lord Timothy Willoughby
La Discothèque, in London, opened 1960
Chez Regine, in Paris' Latin Quarter, opened 1957 by Régine
La Discothèque, in Paris (on rue Hachette), opened 1941
Whiskey à Go-Go, in Paris, opened 1947 by Paul Pacine
2001 Odyssey, in Brooklyn, New York (was rechristened as The Spectrum in 1987; club demolished in late 2005)
Arthur, in New York City, opened 1965 by Sybil Burton at site of the defunct El Morocco
Aux Puces, in New York City, one of the first gay discos
Cheetah, in New York City, at Broadway and 53rd Street
Civic Theatre Disco in New Orleans owned and operated by Glen Tortorich. A converted Art Deco theater was billed as the world's largest disco accommodating over 1500 and referred to as the Studio 54 of the South.
Dlux club Caspe dlux.es
Down The Street, in Asbury Park, New Jersey, open until 1999
Electric Circus, opened 1967 on St. Mark’s Place
Il Mio (an Italian "discoteca"), in New York City,
L’Interdit, in New York City
La Dom, downstairs from Electric Circus; run by Andy Warhol
Le Club, in New York City, opened 1960 by Olivier Coquelin, a French expatriate
Ones Discotheque, New York City 1972-1982. Owned and operated by the Zimmerman family, Ones was noted for the best disco sound system in New York, outrageous neon, and its refusal to knuckle under to organized crime. It was the longest running discotheque in Manhattan at the time it closed in 1982.
Peppermint Lounge, in New York City, opened 1961
Shepheard's, in New York City,
Studio 54, in New York City, which was notable for its sexuality, and was operated by Steve Rubell; depicted in the 1998 film 54; parodied in the 2002 movie Austin Powers in Goldmember as Studio 69.
The Loft, in New York City, opened 1970 by David Mancuso
The Sanctuary, in New York City, a famous early-1970s gay disco; part of the movie Klute was filmed there
Whisky a Go Go, in Chicago
Whisky a Go Go, in West Hollywood, California, opened 1964

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Not a comprehensive list but i left your legendary club out by mistake, no 'dis' intended....maybe you or anybody can fire in with a few more discoteques that i might have missed!

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La Casa De La Musica in Old Habana,Cuba.

During the 70's Disco was played and mixed in with salsa.


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 Post subject: Re: Historical Discoteques Around The World
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CARTOUCH in Utrecht, Holland
ARKADA in Split, Croatia

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 Post subject: Re: Historical Discoteques Around The World
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Disco54 wrote:
CARTOUCH in Utrecht, Holland
ARKADA in Split, Croatia


Could you tell me about these clubs please!

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 Post subject: Re: Historical Discoteques Around The World
 Post Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2009 6:39 pm 
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I don't know much about CARTOUCH, but I'm sure you'll find info around the web, because it seems that it was important place. Frank Farian held there in 1978 disco night where he presented his 3 big acts: Boney M., Eruption and Gilla. I love Gilla! Here's good clips with the best of Gilla from that night in Cartouch:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhT22ZpUuMY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjYamXq9Usk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duqU9KTw5js


ARKADA was the first discoteque on the eastern Adriatic coast. Opened in 1967, it lasted till mid 80's. Although some live music was played there, it was mainly classic discoteque with music played from the turntables. Till 1977 they played rock, from 1977 they played disco music. :) I don't know details, but I believe that mainstream European disco (Boney M., ABBA...) was more represented (I could be wrong, though). Resident DJ was Pavlov, one of the first DJs in this part of the world.
Arkada was just outside of Split, in the small town/village called Podstrana. Split is my town, second biggest in Croatia. At that time, Croatia was part of Yugoslavia, but socialism here was not so rigid like behind the Iron Curtain. So, we had many thing which West had. Like - one of the first discoteques in this part of the world. The place is actually still there, and is still called Arkada, but for the last quarter of century it is restaurant.

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 Post subject: Re: Historical Discoteques Around The World
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Thanks for info Disco54...very informative and interesting!

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 Post subject: Re: Historical Discoteques Around The World
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Thanks !
This was an interesting read about the Discotheque history in Croatia !

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 Post subject: Re: Historical Discoteques Around The World
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You're welcome!
Actually, the main reason why I registered here is beacuse I want to hear about Studio54 (and a few other most famous places) from the first hand. I thought it would be fair that before I start with my questions, I first give you at least something... :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Historical Discoteques Around The World
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Hello friends,I am here to know about the best Discotheques around the world,and by you guys I come to know about the best disc.I saw the site which you posted its best,really fantastic and awesome.

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