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I wish I'd been there when....

Sandi Sheldon got its first ever play. That must have been something special to hear that record first time out.

What's your wish.....

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if its first time plays you after mine would have to be The Carstairs. still love it and was far too young to have been there when it was first played.

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Nice one Tabitha. It doesn't have to be first time plays... could be anything (soul related!) lol

I don't think I was there first time it was played at the Mecca. But word soon reached the Midlands about this amazing new record that Levine was playing. My memory is that everyone loved it right away... odd that because it was a very different sound at the time.

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I would have given most of what I own to have seen The Temptations (With Mr Ruffin) live and in their prime!

Not sure if they would have appreciated having my pants thrown at them though!

Jodie

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JTrouble - guessthat would have been about the time he recorded live at the Apollo vol 2. My first soul album purchase and still in my book the greatest live album ever.

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I wish I'd been there when....

Major Lance was live at the Torch

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.......Ginger nutted Ian Levine (after the Four Vandals fiasco).

Cheers,

Joe.

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I wish I had been there when the first person decided that just playing records til the bar closed wasnt enough. I would love to have been inside that persons head. Spotting that these soul fans didnt need to be falling down drunk to dance to these tunes. Thinking, why not just close the bar as usual and sell soft drinks til dawn.

And combining that with the desire of these soul fans to seek out the obscure titles and labels.

Marry both together and leave us with this legacy that keeps us up all night before travelling miles home, just cos we fucking love it!

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I wish I'd been there when.... Top of the World was at its greatest.

Too goddam young for Wigan... too goddam young for Stafford :)

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I guess my wish would be the height of Stafford aswell.. mm...

Also i wish that i was at the right place to tell the people who decided stuff like John Edwards "tin man" and OC Tolbert "i'm shooting high.. " shouldn't be released.. "come on you guys, of course you should release it, or at least make a few demos for me" ;-)

best

Leo

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.......Ginger nutted Ian Levine (after the Four Vandals fiasco).

Cheers,

Joe.

HaHaHa, NO, he didn't i was there when they spoke, wish people wouldnt make things up about Ian all the time! Pathetic!!!

Janine

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i would have loved to have gone to the twisted wheel or the torch,i bet the atmosphere was awesome,just a bit to young...paul m

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I would like to have been there when all these bloody records i keep spending a small fortune on were a damn site cheaper and replace my whole collection for less than a fiver an item (not that i knew them then but with hindsight ;o/)

John

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THE BEST PLACES TO IN THE EARLY 70s WERE BLACKPOOL MECCA-TONY JEBB WAS THE BEST NORTHERN SOUL DJ. AND THE TORCH- WHEN EDDIE PARKER "LOVE YOU BABY" WAS ULTRA RARE KEITH MINSHULL HAD 2 COPIES-HE'D PLAY THE VOCAL FOLLOWED BY THE INSTUMENTAL NOW THAT'S DJING FOR YA. NO ARGUMENTS ON THE BEST DJ I'VE JUST NAMED HIM TONY JEBB.

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I'll go for Jebb coz Minshall still owes me eight quid for an original uk CBS soul time demo he "borrowed" in 1974.

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And I wish I'd been there when somebody picked up a record with the un promising title of cigarette ashes, and realised it was inst to the biggest dancer of all time!

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Tony, you were there and I bought you one.................in 1985!!! :) )

Mind you, with our beer habits at the time, neither of us probably remember!! Never mind, I'll buy you one when I see ya - for old times sake, I'll pay 1985's prices for it and all!! :(

Gene

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Wish I was at Cleethorpes last year to see Dean Parrish and Maxine Brown..........

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Wish I was at Cleethorpes last year to see Dean Parrish and Maxine Brown..........

I was there but didn't see them teehee

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Wish I was at Cleethorpes last year to see Dean Parrish and Maxine Brown..........

I was there but didn't see them teehee

You probably did but you know what you're like "Dean who?? What did he sing then some disco rubbish i expect"

I'm making a pledge not to drink anything but tea this year ;o))

John

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What not drinking!!

As this thread is now clearly dealing in fantasy:

I wish I was there when:

Bobby Moore lifted the world cup, and the entire wembley crowd gave a rousing rendition of 'Walk with a winner', to the sorry German supporters.

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I was at the Torch the first time Major Lance played there, great atmosphere, but the band were crap, and he sung My Sweet Lord.

Mick Smith's memories of Love you Baby vocal/inst being played back to back, reminded me that one of the djs used to play Cracking up over you, followed by both versions of Cracked up over you. Happy times, it was all so uncomplicated in those far off days just after the war when you could get from London to Tunstall for under a £1 and still have enough left over for a chip supper and some gear.

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Nice post tone5446. Still chuckling.

Them were the days. 6 Blueys for a quid. Eee by gum, youngsters today... don't know they're bloody born !

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GLAD I WAS THERE WHEN TOP OF THE WORLD WAS AT ITS GREATEST

GLAD I WAS THERE WHEN I MET RANDY AND GLAD I WAS WITH HIM UNTIL HE DIED.

p.s. Gene R sorry not been in touch, thanks for your email even if Im bit late in replying!!!

K x

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Hi Karen!!!

Hope you're well. Good to hear from you. Drop us a line at some point if you can, or leave us a PM here. Keep in touch........

Take care,

Gene

xx

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Thanks Gene x

Try and come up to Plinston Friday 7th, also next Valatone - great place, atmosphere, music, etc. and of course Johnny T! x

Speak soon, take care, luv K x

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I wish I was there when Johnny T was a little Mod.

I've tried peyote, mescaline and every mind-altering substance known to man and i still can't picture that!

I saw a peanut stand, heard a rubber band,

I saw a needle that winked its eye.

But I think I will have seen everything when I see Johnny the Mod.

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wish Id been in the studio when Linda Jones recorded 'My Heart Needs a Break' or 'I Just Cant Live my Life'...or Tammi Terrell when she recorded 'All I Do' or Sissie Houston 'Dont Come Running to me'

talk about magic moments...........could go on all night....cheers Paul

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Hi Mike,

No sorry not me selling the Pizza's, too busy tutoring at LearnDirect!!

Try and get to Plinston this Fri.

Luv k

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Dear Guest...

Horrible as it is.... I'm afraid that it's true that.....

a) I was once little (no really)

and

cool.gif I was a little mod

ask my mum!!!

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I wish I was there when:

Bobby Moore lifted the world cup,

We were talking about watching England playat Wembley Stadium, at work last week. One of the guys said " I've only ever seen England play three times", and then with a smirk said " The World Cup quarter final, the world cup semi final, and the world cup final in 1966"

I said "Jammy Bastard"

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