27 Feb 2010

Access All Areas: Casablanca Records

From Access All Areas, 3:00 pm on 27 February 2010

The 1970s saw the landscape of American culture become a banquet of hedonism and self-indulgence, and when the disco era exploded in New York Casablanca Records was at the centre of this cocaine fuelled storm. From Casablanca's daring first signing of KISS, through the to superstardom of Donna Summer, the Village People, and funk master George Clinton and Parliament , Casablanca's meteoric success and eventual collapse is a compelling tale of excess, marketing, payola and platform heeled shoes! For Access All Areas Trevor Reekie talks to Larry Harris, co-founder of Casablanca Records and author of the book 'And Party Every Day: The Inside Story of Casablanca Records'.