The gladsome current of our youth, Ere passion yet disorders, Steals lingering like a river smooth Along its grassy borders.
But as the careworn cheek grows wan, And sorrow's shafts fly thicker, Ye stars, that measure life to man, Why seem your courses quicker?
When joys have lost their bloom and breath, And life itself is vapid, Why, as we reach the Falls of Death Feel we its tide more rapid?
It may be strange—yet who would change Time's course to slower speeding, When one by one our friends have gone, And left our bosoms bleeding?
Heaven gives our years of fading strength Indemnifying fleetness; And those of youth, a seeming length, Proportion'd to their sweetness.
- Thomas Campbell
During the disco era, former nightclub Studio 54 was the ultimate place for celebrities to hang out, dance and have some fun. From famous musicians like David Bowie and Elton John to stars like Elizabeth Taylor and Bianca Jagger – anybody who was anybody in the 1970s attended this ever so famous night club. Check out these celebrities who were spotted discoing it out at Studio 54.
Michael Jackson & Steven Tyler
On May 31, 1977, Studio 54 threw a Beatlemania Party. The star-studded event was the place to be in New York City at the time. A young Michael Jackson and Steven Tyler of Aerosmith were photographed hanging out at the club.
Studio 54 was open for less than 3 years, just 33 months, but still, it has had a lasting impact on American culture. From LGBTQ rights to nightclub fashion trends, the memory of Studio 54 has not been washed out. This photograph was taken in January 1978, a night when Grace Jones was performing.
Bianca Jagger & Sterling St. Jacques
Bianca Jagger and Sterling St. Jacques are seen dancing at Studio 54 in May 1978. This sight was not something a club-goer would look twice at since this sort of thing went down all the time. Studio 54 was a place where the broke and marginalized people of society could party with the rich and famous.
Martha Hunt, Lily Aldridge, Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift
Anyone who is anyone desperately wants to be in Taylor Swift’s squad. The pop star only hangs out with the best of the best, including Victoria’s Secret models like Martha Hunt and fellow singer Selena Gomez. This photo is giving us major FOMO! Seriously, we live nowhere near the famed squad, but we’re about to book a trip to L.A. to find them.
Diana Ross danced the night away at Studio 54 in 1979. She must have been a huge fan of the world’s most famous nightclub because on the night before the owners were being sent to jail they had one last big blow-out of a party and Diana Ross personally sang to the owners.
Some people go to the party and other people are the party. Madonna herself is a trip to the world’s craziest party! It comes as no surprise that Madonna has some pretty wild party stories from back in the day! She’s known nowadays for throwing the wildest parties Los Angeles has ever seen with only A+++ celebrities allowed in.
Oh, Miley, perhaps the queen of the party scene! You’re bound to see the singer at every party ever. This photo was taken backstage at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards partying with dancers dressed just as colorfully as the star herself.
Bianca Jagger & Liza Minelli
Bianca Jagger and Liza Minelli are seen celebrating at Bianca’s birthday party at Studio 54 on May 2, 1978. Other famous regulars included stars like Andy Warhol, Elton John, Rick James, Truman Capote, Freddie Mercury, Loud Reed, Al Pacino, Cher, David Bowie, Salvador Dalí, Robin Williams and Jackie Kennedy Onassis.
Dua Lipa & Charlie XCX
Pop’s sweethearts Dua Lipa and Charli XCX are seriously so cute in this photo! We so want to join that party and hang with these two queens. The singers were partying back in 2017 at some fancy hotel somewhere in London being the coolest.
Bebe Buell & Rod Stewart
This photograph was taken in New York’s Pierre Hotel, December 5, 1977, capturing just one of the singer, model, and Playboy girl’s rock stars. Buell’s first four dates ever were with Todd Rundgren, David Bowie, Iggy Pop, and Mick Jagger. From 1972 to 1979, Buell had an on-and-off-again relationship with Rundgren. But in 1976, Buell had a brief relationship with Steven Tyler in which she became pregnant.
Courtney Love & Drew Barrymore
Being a celebrity comes with its perks like jet setting to the world’s most amazing destinations where, of course, other celebs are! Courtney Love is no stranger to the party scene, that’s for sure! And Drew Barrymore has been on every guest list since her childhood having been a child star. This photo is so good it makes us miss the old days.
We so would want to party with Rita Ora! Here’s the singer backstage at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards dressed to impress and ready for the party.