Disco Innovator Marty Angelo, Receives "Lifetime Achievement Award"

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Marty Angelo, creator of Disco Step-by-Step® receives a "Lifetime Achievement Award" on Saturday, April 9, 2005 at the International Hustle and Salsa Competition (IHSC) in Miami, Florida.

Marty Angelo, Disco Step-by-Step’s® producer, writer, creator and first host was a charter member of the original New York Record Pool, a V.I.P. member of Eddie Rivera’s International Disco Record Centre (IDRC) and the founder of the Buffalo New York Record Pool. His show’s play lists often appeared in: Disco News, Billboard Magazine, Cashbox, Record World and others.


Disco Step-by-Step® http://www.discostepbystep.com/index3.htm was not only the first disco dance television show in the world in 1975 but also was the first cable produced show to ever crossover to a network affiliate broadcast station. It went on to have the highest Neilson rating for its’ Saturday 3 p.m. time slot.

London Records national disco promotion man, Billy Smith picked Marty Angelo amongst the top twenty-five most important disco dj’s for breaking (introducing) a new disco record.

Among his many achievements Marty Angelo was one of the very first disco dj’s dating back to 1969. He managed the rock bands, Raven and Rob Grill and the Grass Roots.

He hosted the first ever disco radio show and published the first disco magazine, “Go Disco”. Marty helped organize the first World’s Largest Disco. The event was held on September 8, 1979 at the Buffalo New York Convention Center and attracted over 14,000 people. This event is still held on an annual basis.

In 1998 Marty Angelo designed one of the first disco related Internet websites and also founded the Hustle Dancers Hall of Fame™, the Disco Dj Hall of Fame™ and the official Disco Dance Music Hall of Fame™.

Marty Angelo has also been a promoter the Experience Music Project’s: “Disco: A Decade of Saturday Nights” which was displayed in Seattle at EMP, The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, and currently at the New York Public Library.

Marty also helped organize the Van McCoy Open Hustle Dance Competition, and was interviewed in the VH1 special “When Disco Ruled the World” and was the associate producer of the PBS Special “My Music; Get Down Tonight – the Disco Explosion”. He also is a part of the upcoming DVD disco documentary called “ Disco: Spinning the Story.”

Clips of Disco Step-by-Step were recently used in a CBS "Sunday Mornings" disco segment and an article appeared in the March 2005 issue of Buffalo Spree Magazine.

IHSC congratulates Marty Angelo for promoting and sponsoring for the last three decades the music and dance that has inspired hundreds of artists and dancers to reach their highest levels of excellence.

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