Bappi Lahiri will forever be known as the musician who brought disco to the mainstream and catapulted the rise of it.

Before the disintegration of the Soviet Union in 1991, the Russia of the 80s was crazy about Bappi Lahiri’s ‘Jimmy Jimmy, aaja aaja’, a popular disco pop from Mithun Chakravarty’s Disco Dancer. The largest country in the world, starved of any ‘western’ popular culture, heard and grooved to Lahiri’s version of the disco, which came with glittery bell bottoms, hundreds of twinkling…

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