Disc jockey, Record Producer
Who is Nicky Siano?
In 1971, at the age of 16, he got his first djing gig, with the help of Robin Lord, and in 1972 he opened The Gallery in SoHo, Manhattan with his older brother Joe Siano. At the time he was considered to be the best DJ in the city and this helped the club attain its legendary status. In fact New York Magazine called it "one of the five most visually breathtaking nightspots of our time". The Gallery even took over from David Mancuso's Loft for a short period in the 1970s as the hottest underground dance party.
When Steve Rubell opened Studio 54 he asked Nicky to be one of its resident DJs, so whilst remaining at The Gallery at weekends during the week he could be seen at Studio 54 or one of the other now legendary discos that appeared at that time. Nicky worked the DJ booth at Bianca Jagger's infamous Studio 54 birthday party. He was known for playing underground alternative music, as opposed to the disco hits that were dominating the nightclub scene. Nicky was fired from Studio 54 after four months due to excessive drug usage.
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