KC and The Sunshine Band | Disco Did Not Die
During the mid- to late '70s, the multi-member and racially integrated group -- led by bandleaders Harry Wayne "KC" Casey and Richard Finch -- racked up some of the era's biggest, most recognized dance hits. Casey and Finch first met in 1972 while both were employed by TK Records in Miami, where among other chores, Casey served as a personal secretary and booking agent for artist Timmy Thomas. KC & the Sunshine Band officially formed in 1973, but a debut single, "Blow Your Whistle," sunk from sight upon release. It was another Casey/Finch original, 1974's "Rock Your Baby," that R&B artist George McCrae scored a hit with as KC & the Sunshine Band began issuing further albums and singles, quickly scoring big hits on their own. Beginning in 1975, the group sustained an impressive run of disco hits: 1975's "Get Down Tonight" and "That's the Way (I Like It)," 1976's "Shake Shake Shake (Shake Your Booty)," 1977's "I'm Your Boogieman" and "Keep It Comin' Love," 1978's "Boogie Shoes" (included on the monster-selling soundtrack to the hit John Travolta disco movie, Saturday Night Fever), and 1979's "Do You Wanna Go Party" and "Please Don't Go."