Your First All-Nighter..where & When

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23 January 2010 - 07:31 PM
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The above question is no problem whatsoever...Wigan Casino-1974...Goodbye Nothin' To Say-The Javells featuring Nosmo King :thumbsup:

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Wigan Casino 1977........... LOVE YOU BABY... EDDIE PARKERPosted Image

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23 January 2010 - 07:51 PM
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The Carousel on Plymouth Grove Mcr circa 1986..first record I heard that I knew (spent all night freezing and not knowing one record until this point) was Landslide. Then I made a faux pas of asking Richard Searling for Tobi Legend at 3am..."It's a bit early love" was kind of what he said!

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23 January 2010 - 07:59 PM
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St Ives circa 1976 went there first before Wigan.

Regards - Mark Bicknell.

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Va Vas, 1973, first record was Alice Clarke , "You Hit Me". First Love, Mel Williams "Can It Be Me".

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Troggs in Farnworth, 17th March 1973. The night the Torch ended.
Can't remember what the first record was that night though. A month later I was at the Va Va allnighter in Bolton & 'Winner Takes All' - Geraldine Hunt was being played as I walked into the club. This was my second allnighter.


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Casino 3rd Anniversary-Patti Austin-Take Away The Pain Stain. Hot & sweaty.

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My first allnighter was 1986 ...St K's in Aberdeen , can't remember a lot about the music though , dunno why

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wigan casino, first record heard as i walked in lynne randell stranger in my arms

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23 January 2010 - 09:42 PM
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l like it!!
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So did I.

I was 15.
I'd just come from Wigan police station coz i'd been jumping the train. Didn't get into The Casino til late and there was still a queue.
Wigan Juvenile court. £25 fine.

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The last ever Trentham Gardens, 2002? 2001? Hooked!:thumbup: Can't remember the first record i heard there though.:thumbsup:



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electric ballroom, i think that was what it was called, before the Leics niters moved to the oddfellows. Horrible potholed tiled or clay floor as I remember it (without the charm and history of 100 club).
No idea as to sounds that night... but always associated oddfellows with the Vondells when I walked in, maybe selective memory?

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Coalville Tiffs in early 78, did the full 12 hours 8-8 on the Friday. Driving home on the M1 the car broke down and had to get towed back to Mansfield by the nice man from the RAC.
Got in bed and was woken after about 3 hours by a knock on the door, it was my mates Mart & Bri - "come on we're going to Wigan"Posted Image
Set off from Mansfield at 6pm Sat and got back at 2 on Sunday afternoon after an epic bus/train journey absolutely Knackered (no chemical assistance - us being green as the grassPosted Image ) Still managed to get up for work on the Monday at the pit.
On the bus to Manchester teamed up with Garry Churm, Rob Wigley and Dean Penford - all still doing it 32 years later.
First record I heard? Not a cluePosted Image

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23 January 2010 - 10:05 PM
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The above question is no problem whatsoever...Wigan Casino-1974...Goodbye Nothin' To Say-The Javells featuring Nosmo King Posted Image



Wigan Casino 1975 to see Jackie Wilson
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The above question is no problem whatsoever...Wigan Casino-1974...Goodbye Nothin' To Say-The Javells featuring Nosmo King Posted Image



The Torch............first niter for me.................and The Torch.

Haven't got a clue what the first track I heared..............bit the worse for wear methinks........................................

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So did I.

I was 15.
I'd just come from Wigan police station coz i'd been jumping the train. Didn't get into The Casino til late and there was still a queue.
Wigan Juvenile court. £25 fine.

Kev


remember boarding the 5 past 12 from crewe with platform ticket as usual only it was sleeper 1st stop carliale went through wigan full steam, doors open nobody jumped,arrved back wigan on mail train early doors to every bodies amusement!

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Wigan's 3rd anniversary whenever that wasPosted Image

Don't know what I heard first

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Yes very hot & steamyPosted Image

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Bisley Pavilion, 1976, first I can remember would have been John Kojak Harvey spinning Edwin Star, SOS.

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The pub at Kelmarsh's disused railway station in Northants. May 1969 The Esquires 'And Get Away'

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YATE 1974, JEANETTE HARPER PUT ME IN YOUR POCKET

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Wigan Casino - 1976 - 1st Record - "Pick me up and put me in your pocket"

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23 January 2010 - 11:21 PM
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my firsst allnighter was the Dungeon in Nottingham in 196? ish can't remember but I was still at school.........haven't the slightest idea what they played, bit before your Northern Soul........when records were just records
The first record I heard at a Dungeon all dayer was 'Reach Out' Four Tops ...you could get in if you weren't 18 in the afternoon as they didn't serve drinks. They didn't seem to mind at night maybe they couldn't see so well !!
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the junction,in crewabout 71/72 easter or whit on the way to scarbrough for weekend green as grass, got a lift off matchie and his mate noddy [ from rotherham]in a grey minivan,not sure about fisrt record ,but got susan shiffrin 25 miles after hearing it there,,,

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23 January 2010 - 11:39 PM
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MY first allnighter was Samanthas Sheffield ......... which was the first nighter held at Samanthas 73 if my memory serves me record Can it be me

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The Torch sometime in '72. Honestly can't say what the first record was but I'm sure Mamie Galore and Wendy Rene were played early on.

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24 January 2010 - 12:46 AM
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Wigan,its better to have Posted Image

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What was the record and did you go to Wigan before we met at Reading all-dayer in 77? :lol:


went to Wigan the week after I first went to St Ives so yes went to Wigan before we met, record wise The Jades - I'm Where It's At was massive at the time as was Jeanette Harper.

Regards - Mark Bicknell.

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First niter was Va Va Bolton in '73

First track I heard there, not sure but Mel Williams comes to mind. Posted Image

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Bisley Pavilion, 1976, first I can remember would have been John Kojak Harvey spinning Edwin Star, SOS.


Bugger me forgot about Bisley did go there too around 76' Inter City Soul Club also remember Shades Of Green in Camberley.

Regards - Mark Bicknell.

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my first all nighter was Peterborough rugby soul club few years ago when Dave Read and Keith Wilcox did it and not sure on first record i heard there but was a good night and went to a few more they did

sadly not been to any others since.

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Coalville Tiffs in early 78, did the full 12 hours 8-8 on the Friday. Driving home on the M1 the car broke down and had to get towed back to Mansfield by the nice man from the RAC.
Got in bed and was woken after about 3 hours by a knock on the door, it was my mates Mart & Bri - "come on we're going to Wigan"Posted Image
Set off from Mansfield at 6pm Sat and got back at 2 on Sunday afternoon after an epic bus/train journey absolutely Knackered (no chemical assistance - us being green as the grassPosted Image ) Still managed to get up for work on the Monday at the pit.
On the bus to Manchester teamed up with Garry Churm, Rob Wigley and Dean Penford - all still doing it 32 years later.
First record I heard? Not a cluePosted Image


Know you so well but didn't know Coalville Tiffs was your first nighter. Very fond memories of Coalville but on public transport, bugger to get back from, used to have to sit it out in the bus station staff cafe. Must compare notes Steve. Record for me at Tiffs was French Fries.
First nighter for me was Nottingham Palais, I think '75, summer. Met up in bowling alley waiting for 2am, remember when it was common for nighters to start after disco clubs had kicked out? Sad thing is several of the lads I met with then are dead now. Records . . . . . walking up the steps past the toilets Idle Few, will never forget that, later being terrified by the men who could dance to So Is The Sun. Bought my first non-boot that night Just Bros, Sliced Tomatoes, still got it.

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Wigan Casino an oldies night spring 1980. Not sure first record i heard but stuff like van dykes and terrible tom stood out to me , probably because of the bass . Even to me at the back of the floor (im hearing impaired) it was loud loud LOUD. Swear to god that building used to shake and the music must have surely seeped into its bricks and mortar . x

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1986, November, 100 Oxford Street,
several pain in the arse changes on the train from Maidstone.
Fifteen, but Ady still let us in (and still does)

Court Davis 'Try to think what your doing' (when was the last time you heard that out??) from Roger S and Silky Hargreaves from 'the Master' Clarkie

Things would never be the same again.

Wheres the time gone?
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The above question is no problem whatsoever...Wigan Casino-1974...Goodbye Nothin' To Say-The Javells featuring Nosmo King :lol:




A houseparty in Chapletown , Leeds in the summer of 1965 : the guy behind the sound system played a mixture of soul , r & b , ska , blue beat , and blues records . The next AN for me was The Wheel .



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A houseparty in Chapletown , Leeds in the summer of 1965 : the guy behind the sound system played a mixture of soul , r & b , ska , blue beat , and blues records . The next AN for me was The Wheel .



Malc Burton


Was that before electric light was invented? lol

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Was that before electric light was invented? lol





It was pretty dark in there as I remember Mark , and it had a very strong smell of marryjewarna in the
air , and I kept getting offered rum to drink .

Looking back 45 years , that first experience should have put me off for life , as it was to say the least a bit daunting for a lad of 15 , but I am glad to say it did not .


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Bletsoe late 1972

The Millionaire Never For Me

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Bletsoe late 1972

The Millionaire Never For Me

:lol: and some more


Peterborough Wirrina stadium... 1977 as a 15 year old..

First track I remember hearing was Chip Tyler ..After that it was no way back, went to Wigan soon afterwards !

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Wigan Casino Jan 1975 , Ace Cannon " Sea Cruise " ......Best,Eddie

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Portobello Town Hall Edinburgh 1977
cant remember first tune but remmeber the skull snaps getting played I,m your pimp and amazing dancers fi dundeePosted Image

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For me after local do's dayers etc etc my first niter was Samanthas, Sheffield 73.........for Susan, Nottingham Palais 76 as a mere slip of a lass Posted Image ...what was the first record as you went in....?....not a clue, can't even remember last nite LOL Posted Image


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Wigan Casino, September 1979, 15 years old, with my mates Joyanne n Michelle, went on the bus/train after Darnhill Youth Club then met up with the rest of the Rochdale gang in there


The record This Man In Love - New Wanderers.........still love it

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wigan - newbeats crying my heart out

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Wigan Casino - around 1980.

No idea on first record heard but it would probably be something like Tony Middleton, Fluffy Falana, Sam and Kitty etc...

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Yate in 78. Main guest was Soul Sam.

Cant remember for sure, but have convinced myself the first song I heard was Ben Zine - Village Of Tears, and the whole dance floor was clapping along.
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Wigan 74.Bit of a blur.... but either Jeanette Williams - All of a sudden/ Something good's etc ,Ann Perry - Thats the way he is,Connie Clark - My sugar baby.

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First all nighter was dolphin center in darlington, first record was judy street what, I was 6 and had to dance against me brother for so trousers, needless to say I got the trousers

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wigan -1975 first song i remembered was "i'll be there " - the gems
seems the tempo of things have slowed a bit since, thank god!Posted Image

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Peterborough Wirrina some time during the steamy, hot summer of 76.

After the football (the old first division) it was a 'wander' bus ticket purchased from Norwich bus station for around £1.60 that got us on a double-decker at around 6.30 for a long trip to Kings Lynn where we had to wait for the connection to Peterborough eventually arriving at around 10.30.

Some people I remember from that first time - Alan & Eppy who had already travelled by bus from Bungay in Suffolk, Sam, Mobbsy, Kev Laws, Keith Dunhill, Smiler and Paul Cameron who because he was so smashed, smoked so much he got a massive yellow stain on his hand!

Don't remember the first record I heard 'cos I was very 'green' when it came to recognising tunes but through the night I recall hearing Stevie Wonder Uptight and Dean Parrish I'm On My Way (that one probably at the end) and one tune that I hadn't heard before but which I think was the one that got me 'hooked' and that was Freddie Chavez They'll Never Know Why....

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Wigan Casino November 1974 to see Edwin Starr, don't remember the first record I heard though 'Thumb A Ride' always sticks in my mind. Memories include going in Dinks' coach from Winchester and stopping at Hilton Park services on the way, being crushed in the queue, going up the stairs and then being hit by the heat, the condensation dripping down the walls and seeing an amazing dance floor full of incredible dancers.




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