OED Appeal: disco

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Fri Oct 5 18:49:49 UTC 2012

Here is an example of "disco" in March of 1964. The text does say
"disco jockeys" and not "disc jockeys". The women are dancing and
spinning records.

Cite: 1964 March 10, Marietta Journal, Hollywood Reporter by Mike
Connolly, Page 6, Column 3, Marietta, Georgia. (GenealogyBank)

[Begin excerpt]
CIRO'S, once the swingin'est spot In Smogville-on-the-
Pacific, reopens this spring with a new gimmick. It will have
glass booths suspended from the ceiling with a staff of skimp-
ily-clad starlet-type disco jockeys dancing the Watusi inside
while they spin those records.
[End excerpt]


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