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SATURDAY-April 21st, 2012

Chris Burton presents the Annual Golden Torch All Nighter at the Queens Theatre, Wedgewood St, Burslem,Stoke on Trent ST6 4JH

Tel: 01782 825 800

Featuring Original DJ's* COLIN CURTIS* KEITH MINSHULL*JOHNNY BEGGS* DAVE EVISON* BARMY BARRY* NIGE BROWN, ALAN DAY* plus KEV ROBERTS and featuring The Princess Suite Before The Torch'- Hear the very best of the Wheel, Early Blackpool Mecca pre-1972 from 11-2 then from 2-4hear Wigan Casino and Stafford Anthems with Rob Smith, Mick C and Oz.

2 Excellent rooms for dancing.


Stunning Torch graphics, Excellent venue, Amazing Sound System, Seating, Huge Dance Floor,Bar until 4, Refreshments All Night. No charge for Record Dealers.

Open 9pm-6am Totally Authentic!

Tickets on sale from Sarah Ev(Basingstoke Sarah), Music Mania, Stoke Tourism- both Stoke on Trent City Centre,Rubber Soul(Stoke), Replay Records-Tunstall.

On line at www. www.goldsoul.co.uk

Here's a sample of the tracks we play, that originated from this legendary venue situated at Hose St, Tunstall.

Just Like The Weather, Little Queenie, Crying Over You, Times A Wasting, Free For All, Bok To Bach, Stop and Take A Look At Yourself, My Baby's Coming Back To Me, Stop What You're Doing, Exus Trek, A Man Like Me, Running For My Life, Suzy's Serenade, I've Got Something Good, Sliced Tomatoes, Do Me Right, Keep On Talking, Love You Baby, Blowing Up My Mind, Hold To My Baby, Per-So-Nally.

Listen to GOLDEN TORCH Anthems!


The Golden Torch, more commonly known as The Torch, was a mod nightclub in Tunstall, Stoke on Trent, England. The club opened on January 30, 1965 with the headline act of Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas.

The building started as a church, then it became a roller skating rink, and in the 1940s, the Little Regent Cinema. The cinema was converted into a mod club by Chris Burton, a contemporary of Ivor Abadi (founder of the Twisted Wheel club). In 1967, after a performance by visiting soul music artists Inez and Charlie Fox, the Golden Torch became a major soul venue with a similar clientele as the Twisted Wheel. After the closure of the Twisted Wheel in 1971, the Golden Torch became a new venue for Saturday northern soul all-nighters, holding its first on March 11, 1972. It sadly closed in April 1973.

Need to stay locally? Try the George Hotel, Burslem.

Join our dediated Facebook 'The official Golden Torch Soul Club' page

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This was a decent night in a great room with good music-unfortunately spoiled by the worst sound system ive ever come across.

Quite why the promoters see the need to have the music so loud that your ears hurt i do not know. Unless the sound

system is so inadequate that they feel the only way to cover it up is to crank the sound up and up.

Pathetic really.

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totaly agree with ya on that.buddy....decks and speakers not set in correct possitions,and feedback....zzzzzmmzmmmmzz...also should av put dave evison on befor keith minshall..etc..,the guy knows how to create a good scene out of a bad sittuation....well kev one to think about....but had a good nite anway with the proppa allmita peeps..........................x

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