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The Sanctuary (1969 - 1972)

Related: disco nightclubs - disco - New York music - Francis Grasso - Klute - (1971)

Era: 1969 - 1970 - 1971 - 1972

"...this discotheque opened up in a converted German Baptist church in the Hell's Kitchen area of New York in 1969 and was probably the first nightclub. The altar was the deejay box."


The Sanctuary was a New York city nightclub which existed from 1969 untill 1972. Its most important DJ was Francis Grasso.


Francis Grasso, Steve D'Aquisto and Michael Capello played their part. This was before the arrival of the 12inch record.

Nicky Siano knew Francis Grasso although Nicky was only 14 when the Sanctuary opened.

Peter Braunstein in the Village Voice: