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Frankie Crocker, Dead Road 


Description: Circa 1976. Courtesy of New York City Parks Photo Archive. In the late 1970s, the Dead Road (located to the west of the Central Park Bandshell) became the venue for spontaneous disco roller dancing. The legendary Frankie Crocker, WBLS disc jockey… more.

Circa 1976. Courtesy of New York City Parks Photo Archive. In the late 1970s, the Dead Road (located to the west of the Central Park Bandshell) became the venue for spontaneous disco roller dancing. The legendary Frankie Crocker, WBLS disc jockey and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, is captured at this "scene." To this day, the locale draws large weekend crowds, including many foreign tourists eager to see the latest moves of hip New Yorkers.

Location: Central Park, Manhattan
Photographer: Malcolm Pinckney

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