James Arena is available for interviews and bylines regarding: disco interests, disco stars, dance, pop culture, etc. Interviews with celebrities in the book maybe available upon request.
Forty years after the first disco songs topped the U.S. pop charts and launched an exciting new era in music, author James Arena asks: where are these stars today?
In his new book “First Legends of Disco,” Arena celebrates the disco genre nearly four decades after “Saturday Night Fever” reigned supreme. Following his first book on the subject, “First Ladies of Disco,” Arena shares his interviews with 40 of the most prominent stars of the era as they look back at their careers.
“I wanted to remind people of the great joy and energy these people brought to the masses,” Arena said. “I was privileged to share the personal stories of many disco legends, such as Alfa Anderson (formerly of the Nile Rogers group Chic), Randy Jones (formerly with the Village People), George McCrae (“Rock Your Baby”), France Joli (“Come To Me”) and Janice Marie Johnson of A Taste of Honey (“Boogie Oogie Oogie”), just to name a few.”
Date Recorded: 9/5/2012
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