Look like there's going to be an interesting one hour doc on BBC One this coming Friday (March 10th at 22:35). Unfortunately I can't get BBC here, but I'd love love love to see this.. Hopefully someone puts it on BitTorrent *fingers crossed*
Here's what the listing says:
Profiling the leading ladies of the disco era, Graham Norton guides us through the colourful careers of Gloria Gaynor, Donna Summer, Grace Jones and Chaka Khan, as well as 'honorary disco queen' Sylvester and Madonna, who's recently gone back to her musical disco roots. With contributions from the queens themselves, plus seventies TV star Antonio 'Huggy Bear' Fargas, choreographer Arlene Phillips, songwriters Ashford and Simpson, and disco artists Verdine White from Earth Wind and Fire, Bonnie Pointer of the The Pointer Sisters and Nile Rodgers of Chic.
Sounds like a good lineup.. Madonna is sort of the odd one out here, although it's quite timely considering she's been channeling the disco image more blatantly than ever. Not to mention it probably won't hurt the ratings either; as far as I'm concerned, her first album was essentially early '80s disco anyway. Maybe she'll even talk a little bit about her brief stint in France with disco star Patrick Hernandez' producers..
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