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The beginnings of the actual inventor of the nightclub was the Austrian businessman Franz Karl Schwendinger who transformed its exclusive Aachener Diner “Scotch Club” in the first discotheque in the world in the year 1959th The record as “dead” music should be brought to life by a DJ. Was modeled on the radio, where for some time laying on moderating DJs. However, the commitment for the opening DJ proved flop because he could not get in contact with the audience. In order not to embarrass himself in front of the press, was the then 19-year-old Klaus Quirini who was at the time reported for the Aachener NRZ as a journalist on the opening, asked if he would not even try an announcement. This was a complete success.

Quirini took off this time, under the pseudonym “Henry” in “Scotch Club” on. The first disco in the world was born. In the US, discotheques were opened 15 years later. The term disco sat under the moderating disc jockey slowly. Only in the mid-sixties took the dictionary the word “disco” in. Disco Music in the early 1970s developed the Disco Music. To 1973/1974 the free improvising Beat Dancers went to the discos again to dance pose on, resulting in the Discofox originated. The disco sound made ​​sure that the model of disco became popular throughout the world.


The nightclubs also presented with an ever more striking technique, light and laser shows were to standard elements in large discotheques. Were famous in the ’70s discos like Studio 54 in New York or the late 80s the Club Fac 51 Hacienda in Manchester. Discos Today is Today it is usually the case, not in pairs in nightclubs, but alone dancing. Some visitors use the dance floor as a stage to show off their other dancing skills and thereby to compete with them. Because this sometimes takes a lot of space, and in some particularly excessive dance styles is also not completely harmless, it will not necessarily like to see other guests and operators. As a rule, focus on playing a certain style of music in different nightclubs each to a core audience of to bind the local. As part of its previously announced through notices or leaflets special programs but will occasionally deviate from this principle and temporarily set a different musical emphasis ( “Techno Night”, “black music Night”).

In principle, any non-indexed musical program may be played at a disco. Many adolescents and young adults are prepared on weekends to take long routes and arrival times in purchase to visit their favorite nightclub, alone or in groups. Naming Most nightclubs wearing effective advertising names that visitors fun and dance promised ( “fun Factory”). Often the names come also from mythology to promise something mysterious, special. Lately numerous nightclubs were also named after passing near roads (eg the “A7” in Kassel, the “A65” in Kandel, the “A5” in Darmstadt and Karlsdorf, the “A9” in Bayreuth and the “B29 “in Schwäbisch Hall).

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