Disco was the last mass popular music movement that was driven by the baby boom generation.
Disco was a worldwide phenomenon, but its popularity drastically declined in the United States in 1980, and by 1982 it had lost most of its mainstream popularity in the states. cities had thriving disco club scenes, where DJs would mix a seamless sequence of dance records.
That year, a young reporter named Klaus Quirini started to select and introduce records at the Scotch-Club in Aachen, West Germany.
By the following year the term was being used in the United States to describe that type of club, and a type of dancing in those clubs.
Disco Demolition Night, an anti-disco protest held in Chicago on July 12, 1979, remains the most well-known of several "backlash" incidents across the country that symbolized disco's declining fortune. Studio 54, a venue popular among celebrities, is a well-known example of a disco club.
Many non-disco artists recorded disco songs at the height of disco's popularity, and films such as Saturday Night Fever (1977) and Thank God It's Friday (1978) contributed to disco's rise in mainstream popularity.By the early 1940s, the terms disc jockey and DJ were in use to describe radio presenters.During WWII, because of restrictions set in place by the Nazi occupiers, jazz dance halls in Occupied France played records instead of using live music.In most disco tracks, string sections, horns, electric piano, and electric rhythm guitars create a lush background sound.Orchestral instruments such as the flute are often used for solo melodies, and lead guitar is less frequently used in disco than in rock.