Romeo & Juliet by Alec R. Costandinos

One of the greatest disco songs of the late 70’s. The first time I heard this song I was in one of the most sophisticated and greatest clubs of the Disco era: Starship Discovery 1, East of 9th Avenue and 43 Street. Many people claimed they had been there– most who make that claim weren’t.

It’s like if most people who were regulars at New Jersey house parties and clubs- like the Soup Factory- now after 50 claim a chunk of the real disco scene; the great clubs of the late 70’s like Limelight and Starship.

While Studio 54 was a zoo for the dug craze, celebrities with no idea or feeling for the changing times and the circus-extreme, clubs like Starship and Les Mouches, hold the title of the most exclusive dance clubs in the world, where the real hustle was danced and the best and most sophisticated music and steps were danced to.

Saturday Night Fever trivialized the NY Disco Theme. It brought it to a universal crowd but like most, if not all, of what Hollywood does, it distorted the essence of the times.

For us, who lived the exclusive club atmosphere of the Manhattan night clubs from 1976 to the early 1980’s, John Travolta was-and is-a clown who played the part he lived only in the Hollywood studios.

Here’s the great Alec Constandino’s Romeo and Juliet, music classic that changed the world in 1978.

~ by Rafael Martel on November 24, 2010.

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