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Bang was the name of a popular gay disco which started in 1976 in London. It was held in the Sundown club (in the huge basement of the London Astoria, subsequently called LA2, and now demolished) as a Monday night event called Bang! [1]. Bang later became Funboat (in 1985) [2] and later still the G-A-Y nightclub. Bang became known as Bangs to regular attenders.

Bang Disco, Tottenham Court Road,16 Feb 1977 (photo in Robert Workman Archives Bishopsgate Institute Archives)


  1. Bang Disco at Sundown 157 Charing Cross Road, London WC2 advert in Gay News issue 156 November 30 1978
  2. Capital Gay 23 August 1985 Bang's to become Funboat at 'Busbys' 157 Charing Cross Road.