Saturday, June 7, 2014

Saturday "Night Fever" Tunes

It turned an already existing musical style into a cultural phenomenon. It took John Travolta from sitcom heart-throb to hugely bankable movie star, and it made the BeeGees rich beyond the dreams of avarice.

And as it turns out, the New York magazine article (published on this day in 1976) upon which "Saturday Night Fever" was based was in fact a complete fabrication, start to finish except for the existence of Brooklyn, an awkward point that its author finally got around to admitting in 1994. 

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