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Donald Trump was a regular at New York nightclub Studio 54

The club was a popular spot for celebrities in the '70s and '80s

  • Dave Turner
  • 18 April 2017
Donald Trump was a regular at New York nightclub Studio 54

Donald Trump is the subject of a BBC Radio 4 programme tonight (April 18), exploring how he ended up as a guest at infamous New York party spot Studio 54.

The BBC summary reads: "Frances Stonor-Saunders explores how the young Donald Trump stormed into Manhattan from the outer boroughs in the late 1970s and headed straight for New York's most outrageous nightclub.

"He didn't dance, didn't drink, and didn't take drugs. So what was he doing in the cocaine-fuelled hothouse of the disco revolution?"

Anyone who's familiar with 1998 film 54 will know the United States president was a fan of the disco club, as he stars in the flick as a "VIP patron". Google search the terms 'Donald Trump' and 'Studio 54' and you'll see photographic evidence of him there, too. It doesn't come as a much as a surprise as he was once an Ibiza raver.

Studio 54 was a popular haunt for celebrities in the late '70s and '80s, with the likes of Michael Jackson, Andy Warhol, Cher, John Travolta, Madonna, Al Pacino and Grace Jones among the attendees.

Check out some photos here and here to see how outrageous the club was.

Listen to the BBC Radio 4 programme from 8pm here.

[Photo: New York Daily News]

Dave Turner is Mixmag's Digital News Editor, follow him on Twitter

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