60s Manchester and North West venues
This may be of interest to some, mainly concerned with the 60s beat scene in Manchester and North West the manchesterbeat site has a great section on venues. Suprisingly just how many names are regonisable from both back then and also current days.
Some of venues featured Manchester City Centre Coins/Beat City Manchester Cavern Rowntrees - Takis, Sound, etc Jungfrau Jigsaw Mr Smiths Majestic Club - Deansgate Beat City Plaza Twisted Wheel Heaven and Hell Drokiweeny Oasis New Century Hall Magic Village Mr Smiths The Ritz Catacombs Bodega Devils Cave, Oldham Road Rails Ashton-under-Lyne Ashton Palais Salford Regent Ballroom, Salford New Plaza Ballroom, Swinton Disc-a-go-go Rusholme St Crispins, Rusholme The Pop Inn, Platt Lane Birch Park Palace Manchester City Social Club Stockport area Bredbury Hall Alma Lodge, Stockport Manor Lounge, Stockport Tabernacle, Stockport Empress Altringham Stamford Hall, Altringham Altringham Ice Rink Gorton/Belle Vue Top Ten Club - Belle Vue Little Hulton Browns Uncle Toms Cabins Withington St Bernadettes, Withington Fallowfield St Kents, Fallowfield Droylesden Top Twenty Club Cheadle Hulme Kings Hall Music Box Heywood The Seven Stars Middleton The Limit Rochdale The Lower Chambers Cubi Club Pyramid Club Of course, Manchester bands gigged all over the place (although we referred them to as bookings in those days rather than gigs). Tow Bar Inn, Egremont Town Hall, Barrow in Furness Co-op Hall, Warrington Reeces Ballroom, Liverpool Parr Hall, Warrington Bell Hall, Warrington Quaintways, Chester Cosmos Club, Carlisle Hills Stores, Oldham Iron Door Club, Liverpool Bury Palais