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July 12, 2013 8:53 AM Daylight Video

By Ed Kilgore

34 years ago today the Chicago White Sox hosted the infamous Disco Demolition Night, in which fans were given a discount admission price at Comiskey Park for bringing a disco record to be destroyed in a dumpster between games of a doubleheader. The promotion worked a little too well, as a sold-out park erupted into chaos and the White Sox were forced to forfeit a game.

So we’ll be honoring the Worst of Disco today. Nominations will be accepted in the comment thread, but we’ll start with the never-to-be equaled classic, “Disco Duck,” by Rick Dees.

Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.

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