Van McCoy

American musician and music producer Van McCoy

Van Allen Clinton McCoy was an accomplished musician, music producer, arranger, songwriter, and orchestra conductor. He is known best for his 1975 internationally successful song "The Hustle", which is still played in dance halls and on radio to this day more than thirty years since his death.
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Deceased
06 July 1979

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Skate Country - Tucson Citizen
Google News - over 6 years
As I was talking to her I listened and Jive Talkin' by the Bee Gees then Shining Star by Earth Wind And Fire, and The Hustle by Van McCoy. I realized the skating rink was not the only thing that did not change. This was the same music I skated to as a
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Everyday I'm Shufflin': Top 10 Dance Crazes - AOL Music (blog)
Google News - over 6 years
1 hit for Van McCoy and the Soul City Symphony in 1975, and ignited the disco line dancing trend. But it was 1978's disco epic, 'Saturday Night Fever,' that brought the dance to the masses, when John Travolta donned his snappy white leisure suit and
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Irma Thomas, Barbican Theatre, London Chase & Status, Roundhouse, London - The Independent
Google News - over 6 years
In a phenomenally productive early period, on iconic soul labels such as Minit, Imperial, Chess and Rounder, with such later-to-be-famous writer-producers as Allen Toussaint, Van McCoy and Randy Newman, she recorded a number of the sacred texts of
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Frankenstein's Monster - Grantland
Google News - over 6 years
1s — most were disco songs (like Van McCoy's "The Hustle") or theme songs from superpopular TV shows and movies (Jan Hammer's " Miami Vice Theme" climbed to no. 1 in 1985, the last instrumental to reach the apex). There's always been a strange bias
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Today In History - Sports Radio ESPN 1420
Google News - over 6 years
In 1975, Van McCoy and The Soul City Symphony hit the top spot on the "Billboard" music charts with "The Hustle." In 1984, the film, "Purple Rain" starring Prince premiered in Hollywood. In 1984, the first network TV show to be broadcast in stereo was
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5 Things to Know for July 21 - Patch.com
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Billboard Number One: Today in 1975, Van McCoy and the Soul City Symphony's “The Hustle” topped the charts. There are several versions of the hustle dance, including the tango hustle. Can you do the hustle? 4. Mantis Factory Store located at 1028
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Mit der Stadtfanfare in den Sommerabend - Stuttgarter Nachrichten
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Die "African Symphony" von Van McCoy ließ das Publikum vom schwarzen Kontinent träumen. Bei den "Children of Sanchez" überzeugte die Schlagzeuggruppe mit traumhaft sicheren ungeraden Rhythmen, während sich andererseits das restliche Orchester dadurch
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Quite Possibly the Best "Earthling Teaches Alien Babes About Sex" Moment Ever ... - io9
Google News - over 6 years
Fehmi the Astronaut is chock full of brilliant scenes, including an erotic dance to "The Hustle" by Van McCoy. It's pretty much a must-watch, even if you speak no Turkish. Does anybody speak Turkish? I would love a full translation of this incredible
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Strijdend ten onder tegen de Henken en hun baasjes - Krapuul
Google News - over 6 years
Even kijken ofYou've come back er op staat, het is “maar” een b-kantje, maar het is een vroeg juweel van de hand van Van McCoy, beter bekend van PJ Proby.” Ik ben vergeten of You've come back wel op de set stond. Mijn lief moet veel van mij in hem
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Today in Music History - July 6 - mysask.com (press release)
Google News - over 6 years
"The Damned" were the first British punk band to record, to have a hit -- "Love Song" -- and to tour the US In 1979, songwriter and producer Van McCoy died of a heart attack at the age of 35. McCoy had one of disco's biggest hits when his instrumental
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The hustle for a new generation - Los Angeles Times
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Immortalized in the 1975 Van McCoy song "The Hustle," the dance may conjure images of "Saturday Night Fever"-style line dancing set to disco tunes. But at the Double H Club, which has been hosting a dedicated hustle night on Wednesdays for more than 10
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Saturday Night Fever - The Guardian
Google News - over 6 years
During 1975 and 1976, disco grew into a major force in the US, with chart-toppers from Van McCoy, the Bee Gees, and KC and the Sunshine Band. But these were followed by genre-defining hits such as Johnnie Taylor's Disco Lady and novelties like Disco
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Vineland police seek information to solve hit-and-run case - Vineland Daily Journal
Google News - over 6 years
The suspect's vehicle was described as a purple/burgundy older model Chrysler or Dodge van, McCoy said, noting an antenna was found at the scene. McCoy said he couldn't confirm it belongs to the vehicle involved in the incident. After he was hit,
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PM Cleveland Indians links: Maybe a return to 1884's underhand pitching would help - Plain Dealer (blog)
Google News - over 6 years
If there's a funny bone in the organist's body at Progressive Field, the first song tonight before the game will be a recording made famous by Van McCoy and the Soul City Symphony: "The Hustle." * -- Twins manager Ron Gardenhire lays down the law -- do
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Bowling scores, events - Florida Times-Union
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By The Times-Union Men: Danny Mayo 861 series, Kevin Basarab 857, Ben Censon 266 game, 644 series, Van McCoy 267, 630, Chris Thompson 267, Daryl Russell 257. Women: Tammy Larrick 851, Beth Peters 735, Mickey Tracki 525, Yuki Polach 520, Kay Malenfant
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Jailhouse rock - Hir24.hu
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Szóval; 1975-ben Van McCoy és a Soul City Symphony feltalálta a hustle nevezetű táncot, melyhez azért írtak egy hatalmas slágert, azonos, The Hustle címmel. A hustle egy olyan sortánc, amelyet fiatal, mikrofonhajú afroamerikaik (no meg persze mindenki
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Musikalisches Feuerwerk - Badische Zeitung
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Als weitere Premiere hatte sich der Dirigent die "African Symphony" von Van McCoy ausgesucht. Das Stück aus den 70er Jahren entwickelt eine Vielzahl von afrikanischen Eindrücken. Wenn auch ganz afrikanisch die Musiker am Schlagwerk gefordert waren,
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Zum Abschied gibt es vollen Klang - Badische Zeitung
Google News - almost 7 years
Umso prachtvoller war sie nun bei diesem Konzert zu hören, ebenso wie die opulente "African Symphony" (Van McCoy). Warmherzig berichtete der Vorsitzende des Vereins Klaus Kowatzik, wie es der Vorstand vor einem Jahr kaum glauben wollte, als Karlfrieder
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Van McCoy
    THIRTIES
  • 1979
    Age 39
    McCoy died from a heart attack in Englewood, New Jersey, on July 6, 1979, at the age of 39.
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  • 1975
    Age 35
    He discovered Faith, Hope And Charity, whose major success in 1975, "To Each His Own", was another R&B chart-topper.
    In 1975, McCoy released to low expectations the mostly instrumental LP Disco Baby for the Avco (later H&L) label.
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  • 1972
    Age 32
    In the early 1970s, McCoy began a long, acclaimed collaboration with songwriter/ producer, Charles Kipps, and arranged several hits for the soul group The Stylistics as well as releasing his own solo LP on the Buddha label, Soul Improvisations, in 1972.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1969
    Age 29
    His song "Giving Up" was a 1969 hit for The Ad Libs.
  • 1966
    Age 26
    He also put together the hit-making duo of Peaches & Herb, arranging and co-producing their first hit, "Let's Fall in Love", for the Columbia subsidiary, Date in 1966.
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  • 1962
    Age 22
    As a writer there, McCoy composed his first success, "Stop the Music", for the popular female vocal group, the Shirelles during 1962.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1958
    Age 18
    McCoy entered Howard University to study psychology during September 1958, but dropped out after two years to relocate to Philadelphia, where he formed his own recording company, Rockin' Records, releasing his first single, "Hey Mr. DJ", during 1959.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1940
    Age 0
    Born on January 6, 1940.
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