Remembering Studio 54 Club Kid Sal DeFalco

The AIDS Memorial marked the fourth anniversary of the death of Sal DeFalco.

Sal DeFalco, (September 9, 1958 – October 31, 2014), myself and our friend Cindy were ‘The Three Musketeers’ and the ‘Club Kids’ of Studio 54 circa 1977. We tore a hole in the ass of the scene. Sal was a bartender at Studio 54 and The Saint NYC.
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I was doing a fashion show, launching fashion week and had a model casting and Sal showed up. It was instant, we became fiends. We were best friends forever. Me, Sal and Cindy were inseparable and we all ended up living together. We would do events and we launched a club at the St Regis Hotel in 1978. Sal took me to my first bathhouse in New York City — Saint Marks. I didn’t know what to do. He threw me in a room and I’d be talking to the guy there and I would hear Sal at the other side of the wall shout, “You’re not supposed to TALK!!!” The best times.
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Sal was from New Jersey. I’m from New Jersey. That was our connection. Jersey Boys! He was one of the greatest guys in New York City. He made my experience in New York what it was! Without him it would have been not as fun.”- by Abe Gurko @abegurko
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*Although Sal didn’t die from AIDS, he was HIV positive. He died of stage 4 lung cancer in 2014. He was 56 years old.
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— Sal DeFalco, (September 9, 1958 – October 31, 2014), myself and our friend Cindy were 'The Three Musketeers' and the 'Club Kids' of Studio 54 circa 1977. We tore a hole in the ass of the scene. Sal was a bartender at Studio 54 and The Saint NYC. . I was doing a fashion show, launching fashion week and had a model casting and Sal showed up. It was instant, we became fiends. We were best friends forever. Me, Sal and Cindy were inseparable and we all ended up living together. We would do events and we launched a club at the St Regis Hotel in 1978. Sal took me to my first bathhouse in New York City — Saint Marks. I didn't know what to do. He threw me in a room and I'd be talking to the guy there and I would hear Sal at the other side of the wall shout, "You're not supposed to TALK!!!" The best times. . Sal was from New Jersey. I'm from New Jersey. That was our connection. Jersey Boys! He was one of the greatest guys in New York City. He made my experience in New York what it was! Without him it would have been not as fun."- by Abe Gurko @abegurko . *Although Sal didn't die from AIDS, he was HIV positive. He died of stage 4 lung cancer in 2014. He was 56 years old. . #whatisrememberedlives #theaidsmemorial #aidsmemorial #neverforget #endaids

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