70s Village People YMCA Chicago Concert t-shirt Medium
Chest 18.5 in.
Length 22.5 in.
Content: 100% Cotton
Tag Brand: Unbranded
This awesome black concert shirt is for the iconic 70s disco group the Village People. The front features a glittery graphic that reads "Village People in concert" and the back says "Property of the YMCA Chicago, Illinois" in reference to the group's hit song "Y.M.C.A.". The Village People were famous for their themed costumes and popularity among the gay community. Members of the band appeared dressed as a cop, Native American, soldier, construction worker, biker , and cowboy, and their name, the Village People, was a direct reference to Greenwich Village in New York, which was known for its large LGBT population. The group is remembered for their hit songs "In the Navy", "Macho Man" and of course the wildly popular "Y.M.C.A."
The band was founded by French producers Jacques Morali and Henri Belolo who were trying to break into the American market. They hired Victor Willis to sing lead vocals on a dance album they produced titled Village People. As the album gained popularity, demands for live appearances were made and Morali quickly pieced together a group centered around Willis. Inspiration for the group was derived from the dress code at the BDSM leather bar, the Mineshaft. An ad seeking candidates for a permanent group was put out and it read, " Macho Types Wanted: Must dance and have a mustache". The official lineup consisting of Victor Willis, Felipe Rose, Alex Briley, Glenn Hughes, David Hodo, and Randy Jones made their first appearance in a photo shoot for the already-recorded album, Macho Man.
Fits like a modern unisex adult medium. This shirt is made of a rib knit material and the red parts on the front graphic are glitter.