The 15-minute documentary arrives as the fourth episode of the network's docu-series, "The Note." The show explores the secret history of music that changed lives and shaped the future.
Check out the trailer for "Disco Demolition: Riot To Rebirth" ...
The short film focuses on the "Disco Sucks" movement of the 1970s and uses the genre as a barometer of a racial divide that has plagued Chicago for decades.
You'll see some familiar faces of the people who were there, like famous rock DJ Steve Dahl.
Then a bottomed-out radio personality, Dahl launched his career and a war against the genre by blowing up disco records between the games of a White Sox doubleheader on July 12, 1979.
More than 50,000 people showed to Old Comiskey Park and paid a 98-cent admission to see the destruction of disco records. During the demolition, fans stormed the field, forcing police to clear the ballpark. For the first time in Major League Baseball history, the second game of a doubleheader had to be canceled.
"Depending on how you look at it," Dahl said in the film, "I was at the right place at the right time — or the wrong place at the right time."
Watch the entire film here.
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