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Touch Dancing #53581

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 25, 1978
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(Studio) Dancing seen in movie "Saturday Night Fever," starring actor John Travolta, mentioned. Comeback of touching while dancing reported.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(NYC) Evidence of growing popularity of big band sound and touch dancing given, along with details of efforts to make it more popular. Appearance of dance band, Bo and Generation II, at Regine's in New York City and popularity of dance band's appearance at San Francisco's Hyatt Hotel described. [WOMAN - says touch dancing is wonderful.] Efforts to enhance popularity of dance bands by band leader Bo Thorpe and former Tommy Dorsey arranger Sid Cooper outlined. [THORPE - describes type of music he's working on.] Econs. behind push for dance bands, due to effect of recorded disco music on musicians in US, cited; American Federal of Musicians report on financial damage to musicians in United States because of disco stated. Theories of psychologists and of Thorpe with regard to why people like dancing to bands noted.

Brown, Bob;
Reasoner, Harry

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