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6TS 40th Anniversary All-Nighter - The Spirit of 6TS

6TS 40th Anniversary All-Nighter - The Spirit of 6TS magazine cover

A selection of photos and comments marking the weekends 40 year landmark from Ady c aka @ady croasdell

The Spirit of 6TS

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My favourite shot of 6TS at West Hampstead with the very recently departed Russ "Woofer" Taylor acclaiming all: surrounded by his and our great friends from Market Harborough. It's 40 years since the first night at Henri's in Covent Garden and it should never be forgotten what outrageously enjoyable nights those early evening events were. They formed the mould of great music from exceptional DJs but with fun and friendship being the most important part of the event. If that hadn't have happened it would have been knocked on the head decades ago and the legend that is the 100 Club all-nighters would never have developed. For Russ

 

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Randy, Dawn and half of me admiring Randy's caricature of Woofer.

Randy was of course my original partner in the 6TS Rhythm 'N' Soul Society and hugely influenced our music policy and style. We remained best friends for his long - but not long enough - colourful life. He was one of the most influential figures in London's rare soul scene that the 6TS helped take off. We'll miss his presence on Saturday.

 

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Two of the earliest 6TS DJs who are still at it today. Unfortunately Mick had to have a routine but important operation last weekend so he can't make it tomorrow - despite trying his darnedest. His big shoes will be filled by his oppo Pete Hulat who will fill his set with Mick's classic Northern sounds. Roger on the other hand is in strict DJ training and has promised to make this one a memorable return. 

 

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I tried for many months to get this legendary 6TS DJ down for the night but yet more bad luck meant just as he was about to agree to return for one last shebang, his partner was booked into hospital for an operation - those hospitals have a lot of work on! Hopefully when things have improved we can tempt him back to his and our spiritual home. 

 

Too many people to include them all but here are more influential movers and groovers from the early years. 

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Never forgetting Sylv who was such a large part of the club for so many years

 

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Original 6TS DJ Tony Rounce who span the first record at Covent Garden and can still be found beavering away on CD compilations in the office next to me at Ace / Kent

 

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And Tony Ellis an original London Northern DJ from before my time in the Smoke and an ever-present in the first few years. Gracing us with his presence tomorrow. 

 

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Hats off to the Hundred.

Loved the times I've been there. The sticky dancefloor from the beer I've spilt is a self inflicted ball ache.....a

40 years is amazing. 

Not many "locations" can beat that.

Leeds central is one, at least for soul nights, and a remarkably similar atmosphere.

Cleethorpes Pier is still standing....and maybe one day the cafe gets replaced once again by a dancefloor.

Long live the Hundred.

Have a great night tomorrow.

Ed

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Congratulations to Adey and the 100 Club staff (past and present) on reaching this landmark achievement.

From all at Soul Junction Records, John Anderson, Dave and the tea lady Louise.

 

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Congratulations Ady and everyone concerned.  Some achievement which I doubt will ever be matched and rightly so.  Very few clubs have done for the scene what the 100 Club has done and most never will.

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12 hours ago, Chalky said:

Congratulations Ady and everyone concerned.  Some achievement which I doubt will ever be matched and rightly so.  Very few clubs have done for the scene what the 100 Club has done and most never will.

True words indeed Chalky ... I think the 100 Club has gone above and beyond any other club

Happy 40th guys

Andy

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Me & sally love it well done ady 👨‍🎓

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Congratulations on the 40th, all the best Ady & crew as it always has been.

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Congratulations & Thanks Ady & Randy RIP  40 years who would have thought it at the Bedford Head (was that the name?) all those years ago.

Sadly my all nighter years are behind me, just can't stay awake but had so so many brilliant nights there 👍 😃 & even had the honour of a few punters night guest spots back in the 80s 😃

 

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Congratulations Ady , and all the 6T's crew .. still going or those we lost.(RIP)  Its been a long time since Ive been down there following my move up North but I have such great fond memories particularly of the 100 Club and West Hampstead in the  1980's. It was a treat to have such a club on our door step in London , ( We still travelled North but it was an option not a requirement .) Ive long been a fan of small clubs, which capture the vibe of the early scene, and 6T's delivered  on a lot of fronts. Location, integrity , no big feuds , diversity , continuity, Kent Records , and of course the music . You can be very proud of this milestone and you've left me and others with great memories. 

Keep the Faith. 

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Nothing really to add to what's already been said, Ady's passion, commitment and dedication is in a league of it's own, I never missed for the first 20 years or so, had the honour to DJ there many times and you can't put into words what it feels like to stand on that stage it's simply magical, let's not forget the wonderful Anniversary 45's another unique aspect of the 100 Club legacy.

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