Disco Demolition: The Night Disco Died
EXTENDED Through December 31, 2017
Extended by popular demand! Disco Demolition Night exploded on July 12, 1979 in the middle of a White Sox doubleheader and it remains one of the city’s most controversial sports history moments. Experience the interactive exhibit inspired by the book by Steve Dahl with journalist Dave Hoekstra and photographer Paul Natkin. View artifacts from Dahl’s personal collection, check out the custom-made guitar of Cheap Trick’s Rick Neilsen, see the uniform jersey worn by White Sox catcher Mike Colbern on Disco Demolition night, watch excerpts from the 25th anniversary documentary…and much more!
- Rare artifacts including a letter of apology from White Sox owner Bill Veeck to a disappointed baseball fan and the game jersey worn by White Sox catcher Mike Colbern on Disco Demolition Night;
- Video clips from the Disco Demolition 25th anniversary documentary;
- Personal items from Dahl including Insane Coho Lips fan club membership and other memorabilia; Teenage Radiation records, Loop promotional items and more;
- An interactive quiz on disco vs. rock music;
- A one-of-a-kind Hamer guitar on loan from Cheap Trick’s lead guitarist and songwriter Rick Nielsen and a Hamer-designed Disco Demolition guitar on loan from Dahl;
- Vignettes featuring the music and culture of the 70s;
- A play-by-play timeline of the July 12th events.
Hours: Sun., Tues.–Fri., 1-5 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
More info: 630-833-1457
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