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“Godfather Of Disco”, Mel Cheren Has Died

Clubland was rocked this weekend by the news that Mel Cheren, the “Godfather Of Disco”, has died from complications of AIDS. Cheren provided the financial backing to open legendary gay nightclub the Paradise Garage, and founded seminal dance music label West End Records. Earlier this year, Cheren’s biography, My Life and the Paradise Garage: Keep On Dancin’, was turned into …

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