Born today in 1949, Gloria Gaynor is most famous for her anthem for the brokenhearted, "I Will Survive," released in 1978.
Gloria Gaynor started off in the group, the Satisfied Sisters, but eventually went on to a solo career in the 70s. The 90s had her back in the limelight doing cameos on shows like Ally McBeal and That 70s Show. Her hit, "I Will Survive," was covered by Cake on their album Fashion Nugget, one of my personal favorites.
July 12, 1979 - The infamous "Disco Demolition" took place in Chicago's Comiskey Park. This stunt, blowing up a dumpster full of disco records, turned into a mass riot which resulted in many injuries and arrests. Organizers failed to recognize the appeal of the event, and were swarmed with as many as 80,000 people screaming and hurling their records!