Beethoven's Disco Hit
Nearly 40 years ago, many people in discotheques were discovering, celebrating and yes, getting their groove on to the music of Beethoven.
On Oct. 9, 1976, Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band went to No. 1 on the U.S. singles chart with "A Fifth Of Beethoven." The music is a disco rendition of Beethoven's Symphony No. 5, Op. 67, First Movement.
Here's a performance of the track from the 1970s music TV show, The Midnight Special:
The track also appeared in the hit film, Saturday Night Fever.
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