If you’ve never heard of Studio 54, either you’ve been living under a rock since the dawn of mankind, or you’re opposed to having a great time at clubs. Gen X’ers and millennials alike all know about one of the most iconic clubs to ever exist in New York City.
Pictured here are some of the A-list celebs who frequented the infamous, one-of-a-kind club known as Studio 54. In the photo are Olympic athlete-Bruce Jenner, the King of Pop-Michael Jackson, actress and model-Valerie Perrine and Jane Fonda.
Studio 54 was a club located on, you guessed it, 54th street in New York City. It first opened it’s doors on April 16th 1977 and stayed open for a short 33 months, but making approximately $7 million in its first year.
You see, not only was this club open to the weird and those who wanted to express themselves, it was also frequented by many a celebrity. Let’s take a look back at some of Studio 54’s most memorable moments.
The area that would soon be known as Studio 54 was formerly a theater. The club quickly got a reputation that many people loved, but many hated as well. Every night, crowds of people would stand in the hopes of getting in.
Pictured here is co-owner of Studio 54, Steve Rubell with his guests for the night, billionaire record producer and co-creator of Asylum Records and Geffen Records, David Geffen, alongside the Goddess of Pop, Cher in 1980.
Musicians from all different genres were able to kick back and have some fun within the walls of Studio 54. Pictured here are Keith Richards, the founder, guitarist and singer of the legendary Rolling Stones and Chuck Berry, a rock and roll pioneer.
Jamaican model, actress, Bond Girl and singer Grace Jones was one of the many celebrities who visited the club often. She’d often strut through the club wearing out-there clothing and makeup to match.
Grace Jones wasn’t the only club attendee who liked wearing outlandish clothing. The club attracted people from all walks of life who wanted to freely express themselves. Pictured, is a club-goer wearing a destroyed denim outfit, and with what appears to be a hard hat.
Co-owner Steve Rubell got to mix and mingle with all kinds of celebrities while Studio 54 was the talk of the town. Here he is with the King of Pop, Michael Jackson and Steven Tyler, the lead singer of the Boston rock band, Aerosmith.
Not many people can recognize a ghostbuster busting a move on the dance floor, next to one of the original cast members of Saturday Night Live, Gilda Radner. At the time the photo was taken, Dan Akroyd had already starred in a few extremely popular movies–Ghostbusters would be filmed just a few years later.
Among the regulars at Studio 54 were Drag Queens of all shapes and sizes. Pictured, is Dame Rollerena, a famous New York City Drag Queen (at the time) who was known for skating along the streets in the city.