Discothèque is a derivative of the word Disc and the French word bibliothèque, which means library. Discothèque is essentially a record library, and the term is now generally synonymous with nightclub.
Disco started in about 1971, at first a more localized club fad of playing prerecorded repetitive songs with strong 4 beats for patrons to dance to. In the mid 70s, artists like Donna Summer and the Bee Gees brought disco to the general public. On July 12, 1979, the infamous “Disco Demolition Night” took place at Comiskey park in Chicago, Il.
"I got Disco fever!"
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