Nowadays NYE parties are a dime a dozen, with every promoter and club vying to be the biggest, the most over-the-top, the best guarantee of getting you laid. One thing they all have in common? Emulating the most debaucherous NYE party of them all–Studio 54′s in the late 70s. To keep things in perspective, here’s a look back on some unforgettable moments from the infamous NYC club’s history, where celebs brushed shoulders with common folk, cocaine ran practically on tap, and NYE was truly a night to remember.
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Andy Warhol, Bianca Jagger, Jack Haley Jr. and Liza Minelli ring in the start of 1978
- If Liza’s amused, we’re amused
Bianca is on a roll. Even Michael Jackson had to squeeze over to see what was so funny.
With busboys like these, we’ll definitely keep our tab open.
Andy Warhol, Jerry Hall and crew
The insanely fabulous Grace Jones performs at the 1978 NYE bash
A prelude to the Santa Speedo Run?
Diana Ross boogies her way into 1978
Diana has some requests for the DJ
- Even Truman Capote tries to lighten up for some NYE mayhem
Michael Patterson, Cher and Sylvester at the 1978 Disco Convention Banquet.
Ron Galella, Divine and Grace Jones celebrating her 30th, 1978.
Bianca Jagger rides in (literally) on a white horse
Olivia Newton-John and gal pal Elton John
This guy is clearly doing it right
A whole lotta g-string
And just for good measure, here’s Ryan Phillippe looking completely adorable in the 1998 film, Studio 54