Nearly 40 years ago, people were getting down to a disco hit inspired by Beethoven. Inspired by his Symphony No. 5, the dance rendition was at No. 1 in the singles charts — 206 years after Beethoven was born.
Nearly 40 years ago, many people in discotheques were discovering, celebrating — and yes, getting their groove on — to the music of Beethoven. On Oct. 9, 1976, Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band went to No. 1 on the U.S. singles chart with “A Fifth Of Beethoven.” The music is a disco rendition of Beethoven’s … Continue reading Beethoven’s Disco Hit →
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