Disco was invented in Miami. Well, Hialeah to be exact, at the humble 8-track studio above Henry Stone's record distribution office at 495 SE 10th Court.
Joe, Henry, and Inez Stone alongside Dawn Hugh and John Shubin from HistoryMiami
George McCrae's "Rock Your Baby," written by Harry Wayne Casey (KC of KC and The Sunshine Band) was not the first disco song ever, but it was the first of the genre to sell over a million copies worldwide. It was disco's first real hit, and it has gone on to sell over 20 million physical copies around the world, a feat rarely matched by any artist. But that's just one of the thousands of albums released by Stone, a Bronx kid who has called Miami home since 1948, and who as a music distributor and manufacturer has sold hundreds of millions of records, massively influenced global popular culture, and been a confidant and friend to the greatest titans of the music industry.
Now, HistoryMiami is collecting his ephemera to preserve and document his cultural contributions for scholarly discourse and exhibition.More »