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Nicky Siano (March 18, 1955 - )was a resident DJ at Studio 54. Siano was born in Brooklyn, New York.

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 Rubelle opened Studio 54 he asked Nicky to be one of its resident DJs, so whilst remianing 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.

Having been one of the most successful DJs of his time, Nicky went where many DJs have since gone, into production. He knew what the crowds wanted and so was brought in to help produce records that would set the dancefloor on fire. In 1977 he produced his first big single "Kiss Me Again" on Sire Records, which sold more than 300,000 records.

The start of the 1980s proved a rocky time for Siano with him dropping out of the scene and popular conscience.

Siano continues to tour the globe extensively as well as produce. His latest release Power of Love, featuring Arline Burton was launched at the 2007 WMC. As well as his hectic tour and production schedule, Siano is working on a film documenting the Gallery nightclub with footage shot in the club during the 1970's.



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