Music: Enter the Disco Band

Disco is the ultimate social dance experience. So say its devotees. The less enchanted flee its aural and visual din as from Chinese water torture. No matter. In thousands of mirrored, strobe-lighted discotheques around the U.S., the beautiful people, and some not so beautiful, dance the night and morning away to a loud, seamless stream of glossily recorded rhythm-and-blues songs. Disco has become not only an energetic way to play the mating game but also one of the hottest subindustries in the popular-entertainment field. In terms of the hit singles that can now...

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