Take a Journey Back in Time..... Come help the Harrison Library and Stephen A. Welles celebrate the 35th Anniversary of "Saturday Night Fever" and other disco era legends.
This multi-media presentation chronicles and critically examines the history of Disco and the recent passing of Donna Summer and Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees. 2012 also marks the 35th anniversary of “Saturday Night Fever.” What these recent events/ happenings mean to the Disco generation will be explored. Mr. Welles, will also do a short dance demo to the beat of a few classic Disco songs from the 70s.
Stephen A. Welles, son of a Cabaret singer and decorated World War II U.S. Army veteran, was born in Manhattan and raised around Broadway nightclubs and the streets of the Bronx. He spent the better part of the 1970s capturing the music and culture of his day. Dancing and sports were a sacred pastime. If he wasn’t competing, he was playing his trumpet in R&B and Latin bands, performing in Community Theater or out for a night of dancing to some of the best Disco, Motown and Latin music of the time. Steve, a single father of two teen boys, served in the United States Marine Corps and has been in managerial positions for several top corporations. Streets of Honor (2006) rated three stars by the media, was his first work of fiction. You can now read Steve’s exciting interactive novel called Disco Nights.
Review: "Stephen A. Welles 70s musical novel "Disco Nights" vividly recalls the life styles, fashions, attitudes and of course music and dancing that made night life in the Big Apple come alive!"
--Bruce Owens-Good Morning Hudson Valley, New York-WBNR