Oct 05

WTF Did Wedding DJs play before 1978?

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1978 hits include:

– Youre The One That I Want (& all other Grease)
– Take a Chance on Me
– Wuthering Heights
– 3 Times A Lady
– Rivers Of Babylon



  1. 1
    Monitor on 27 Dec 2007 #

    The answer must be that there pretty much weren’t wedding DJs before 1978.

  2. 2
    stevem on 27 Dec 2007 #

    they just played Mouldy Old Dough on a loop

  3. 3
    mike on 27 Dec 2007 #

    I went to plenty of weddings before 1978, and I don’t remember a DJ at any of them. Far too rock and roll. Think of the great aunts!

    (But if there had been, then they would have been playing Tie A Yellow Ribbon on a loop.)

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    Dave on 29 Dec 2007 #

    Pre 78.. Educate yourselves people… Lilly the pink, o bla di o bla da, hi ho silver lining, when i’m sixty four, okey cokey, twisting the night away, the twist, twist and shout, shout (lulu, not tears for fears) the israelites, etc etc etc.. I was a child of the 70’s and witnessed many a wedding disco..

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    wichita lineman on 1 Jan 2011 #

    The two weddings I went to before 1978: first, all disco, the only thing I remember is T Connection’s Do Anything You Wanna Do, no requests; second, dj was a long haired bloke whose sound system was called Killing Floor, which was written in gaffa tape on his record box.

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