If you were a mover and shaker in the entertainment industry back in the late 1970s, THE place to be seen was New York’s fashionable Studio 54 night club in Manhattan. The vision of co-owners Steve Rubell and Ian Shrager, Studio 54 first opened its doors on April 26th, 1977. It quickly became the most popular night club in New York, and it wasn’t long before the stars of stage and screen, alongside artists, designers, producers, athletes and models were flooding into the club to dance the night away to the grooviest tunes of the disco era.
The party ended abruptly in 1980 when Rubell and Shrager were convicted of tax evasion. For the thirty three months before their conviction, Studio 54 was the hottest ticket in town. Here are twenty celebrities who sure had a whole lot of fun in the legendary New York night club.
Michael Jackson And Steve Tyler
Taken in 1977 during Studio 54’s first year of business, here we see the club’s owner, Steve Rubell, with Michael Jackson and Steve Tyler, the hell-raising lead singer of Boston rock band, Aerosmith. From the start, the club was a mecca for some of the biggest stars of the 1970s, and Rubell reveled in the famous company he kept. In 1977, Studio 54 was THE place to be!
Keith Richards And Chuck Berry
Here’s Rolling Stones lead guitarist Keith Richards enjoying a drink with rock ‘n’ roll legend, Chuck Berry back in 1980. Richards was a regular at the club. Indeed, it was here that he met his wife, Patti Hanson. The two married in 1983 and went on to have two children together.