Groove with the Magnus

Bent was in New York City on the night of February 17, 1974. Unable to sleep, he took to the streets, eventually wandering into what is believed to be The Gallery, a dance club run by DJ Nicky Siano and his brother, Joe. In his journal he recounts being overcome by the music, taking over the dance floor, and with mic in hand, encouraging fellow dancers to join his celebration of movement.

According to dance legend, during The Gallery's move to its new location in SOHO, Nicky Siano found a recording of Bent on this night. This recording was passed between various dance club Dj's of the time, and was eventually sampled by Kool and the Gang.


After midnight on a night in June 1972, Mick Jagger and Bent Magnus crossed paths at the Kansas City International Airport baggage claim...