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'Disco never died, they just renamed it'

A disco ball

Whatever you think of the sound of disco, it was responsible for carving out a haven for black, gay and feminist society, a new book claims.

Nicola Stanbridge speaks to the author, critic and historian Alice Echols about why she thinks disco's cultural significance should not be overlooked.

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