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Sounds a bit like a cliche But our crew walked in to the Sherrys at Wigan on the 1st one must have been first in the queue only due to the fact that we arrived in Wigan early 7:30 not realising that the place didn't open 'til 2 so we went to the movies Last Tango in Paris and to an Indian restruant on the market before queueing up to go in.

The record that stuck in my memory was the Invitations Skiing in the Snow.

Can't remember were they bi-weekly or monthly in the early days?

Had a bowling shirt for the next one though

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Leeds Central, August 1972, age 15.  Jean Carter, James Barnett, Alice Clark,Billy Kennedy, Duke Browner, Fuller Brothers....... I  think I have a tape somewhere. This was a 'different world

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Jack Kane Centre(Edinburgh) in 84 aged 16. What a night.superb. I just knew from there on soul music was it for me.It was a bit ropey though with local neds trying to steal bags etc. You had to look out for your Lacoste,Fila and Pringles getting lifted.

Cant stand crisp stealers lol

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YEAHBUT WHAT WAS PLAYING? WAS IT BOBBY BLAND,? ........SHOES!whistling.gif

Gladys' "Just Walk In My Shoes" angry.giflaugh.gif

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Not sure of the exact dat but probably around 1976 and it was Motown Revival Night on A Friday at Wigan and "Tell me it is just a rumor baby" was playing.

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Gladys' "Just Walk In My Shoes" angry.giflaugh.gif

OR BOOTS RANDOLPHthumbup.gif

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Gladys' "Just Walk In My Shoes" angry.giflaugh.gif

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My first big venue was the sombreo chester le street Alex Lowes Bill Swift 1976 Stanley Woodruff What took you so long quite apropriate

Then it was onto the casino loved it & got the bug still got it

still mates with alot of you lovin half wits on this site

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THE CRICKET CLUB SAT 13TH FEB 2010

ALWAYS TICKET ONLY

THE ONLY UNDER GROUND VENUE IN THE NORTH EAST

100 TICKETS ONLY

ALWAYS A SELL OUT VENUE

AND JUST BY WORD OF MOUTH

KEEPING THE SOUL UNDER GROUND

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shadesshadesshades

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AINT NO SOLE LEFT IN THESE OLD SHOESshadesshades

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shadesshadesshades

AINT NO SOLE LEFT IN THESE OLD SHOESshadesshades

Pity My Feet

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Lorraine and I went to our first allnighter May 1979 aged 15, and it was "The Fleet", Fletton, Peterborough. First record I think was The Tomangoes - I really love you

Very happy days indead thumbup.gif

Best

Molly

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First allnighter was Yate in 1980, record remembered was Cheryl Berdell's 'Giving it all to you'- it was massive back then. Great watching the ladies shuffle!!!

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Stanground Youth Club Peterborough November 2nd 1974. Smudge, Gary Spencer, Paul Donnelly, Jonah and John Manship on the decks. Can't remember the first record , but do remember Cochise being played several times throughout the night.

I never dj'd that night, I wasn't good enuff

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can't remember my first niter.. I went to very few until 1980. i do remember the first wigan trip, christmas all nighter, dec 19th (i think) 79, with Caveman Pete, Kev Charles (RIP) and Biz. no chance remembering the first record at any event i've been to :thumbsup:

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The Torch - Janaury 1973

I heard the follwing there that night, don't know which was first

Love You Baby - Eddie Parker (Dave Evison had on his famous bowling shirt)

Angel Baby - George Carrow

Thumb a Ride - Earl Wright

Bock to Bach - Fathers Angels

A LittleTogtherness - Younghearts

You Just Don't Know - Chubby Checker

Slow Fizz - Sapphires

Purple Haze - Johnny Jones

Breakaway - Valentines

Tell Me Its Just a Rumour - Isley Brothers

Man Like Me - Jimmy James

Crying Over You - Dule Browner

One of the guys on our coach (Les) from Newton Aycliffe, had a small reel to reel recorder and we listened to the recording many times. We were all from Aycliffe

I got killed off my parents for going..

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Morecambe Pier August 1983. Gene Chandler was on and Lew Kirton Heaven in The Afternoon and 7th Wonder Captain of my ship were certainly played a couple of times.

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Wigan, circa late 76 early 77.......

Think it was James Coit - Black Power.

Probably not Black Power, I have a tape of the first ever play of that and it's March 11th 1978.

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Early 1975, "Sammies", not the Sheffield one but St Giles Youth Club in Willenhall, Wolverhampton. It was so popular they even had their own sew on patches made and it was fantastic, dj's included Max, Pep, Swoz, Rob haigh, some locals and guests like Sam. The noly records I can actually remember hearing there the first time were "Doomsday" which would enable someone to date it almost down to the month, Cool Off, I'm Spellbound, Candy (The Astors), The jades, Outsiders (off the LP), instrumental to Don't Pretend...everyone, I mean everyone went to Sammies.

p.s. just thinking, we used to get the last bus from Wombourne into Wolverhampton then walk the 4 miles to Willenhall. I was 15 at the time. I wouldn't do that walk now if you paid me!

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Early 1875, "Sammies", not the Sheffield one but St Giles Youth Club in Willenhall, Wolverhampton. It was so popular they even had their own sew on patches made and it was fantastic, dj's included Max, Pep, Swoz, Rob haigh, some locals and guests like Sam. The noly records I can actually remember hearing there the first time were "Doomsday" which would enable someone to date it almost down to the month, Cool Off, I'm Spellbound, Candy (The Astors), The jades, Outsiders (off the LP), instrumental to Don't Pretend...everyone, I mean everyone went to Sammies.

p.s. just thinking, we used to get the last bus from Wombourne into Wolverhampton then walk the 4 miles to Willenhall. I was 15 at the time. I wouldn't do that walk now if you paid me!

Pete--------------that makes you 150 years old...................a typo surely

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100 Club 1982, I still have the flyer but cant remember the music as it was all new to me.

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Sock It To 'Em J.B

Diane Jenkins------Tow-Away-Zone

Paris Blues-Toenail Middleton thumbup.gif

Phil surely any sole music would suffice............................

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remember pinching a mates teeth every time he fell asleep ,any body heard of rob from stoke,used to live top floor in a flat up the road from the kings hall

Remember when Ant Connors locked him in for his own safety cuz he was barbed up, so he jumped out the window & broke his legrolleyes.gif

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Remember when Ant Connors locked him in for his own safety cuz he was barbed up, so he jumped out the window & broke his legrolleyes.gif

your memory is leagues superior than mine, last time i saw either of them was at one of tims parties,top of lichfield street, the stoke corner is only 5or 6 strong ,wheres everbody gone,

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wigan casino, must have been 78.. had to beg and borrow for the train ticket. first record , was either the newbeats dont turn me loose, or frankie and johnnie...

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Pete--------------that makes you 150 years old...................a typo surely

No, it's true, I am 150 years old!

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The Torch... 1972...I think the record playing when we went in was Mr Bang Bang Man!

I was with my older sister, I was 15! ...my Mother thought I was babysitting!!yes.gif ...(coz that's what I told her)whistling.gif We went in a hire van with Norman Rogers driving, the other passengers were Jeff Thomlinson (r.i.p) Max Reece and Dick Impey (also sadly no longer with us) .... an experience I will never forget, with an atmosphere that's impossible to describe sweatingbullets.gifswoon.gifohmy.gif ...Northern soul...it'll never be over for methumbsup.gif KTF

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I was 13 went to Wigan for my first all-nighter in 1973ish74.....my brother Chris drove us from Gloucestershire in his Morris 1000 took 6 hours!!!!!!!!

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I was 13 went to Wigan for my first all-nighter in 1973ish74.....my brother Chris drove us from Gloucestershire in his Morris 1000 took 6 hours!!!!!!!!

Hi Steve,

My first allnighter was Wigan Casino in September 1976 - it was also Mo's and Mark's first - we went up on the train from Cheltenham. You told us you'd been once before, so I'm surprised that you waited as long as 2 or 3 years to go again!.

Chris was 14 or 15 in 1973 - must have been cool to have a car and drive all the way to Wigan and back to Cirencester at that age.

I suggest that you phone the Bomberos down at Alicante Fire Station and ask them to come round and put your pants out!

With love as always,

Mickey

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First allnighter was Yate in 1980, record remembered was Cheryl Berdell's 'Giving it all to you'- it was massive back then. Great watching the ladies shuffle!!!

Love it Matt

Brothers are you ready and Marva Hicks - Looking Over My Shoulder.

Happy memories.

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In 1977, at the ripe old age of 15, think me and my bf Gillian Sutcliffe (where are you Gillian), go the train from Bradford Interchange (had hardly any money), jumped the train at Ince and just followed the crowd. No idea what we were doing but seemed to remember, its better to have and 9 times out of 10 (might have imagined it though!!!!).

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Wigan Casino 5th Oldies Anniversary, Feb '81. The first and only record I recognised that night was Bobby Paris - Night Owl. Had no qualms about dancing as I had been practicing in my bedroom for months, and besides, no one could really see what I was doing on account of me being a small youth encircled by several pairs of Spencers Original Northern Soul Bags (with the 40" bottoms!)

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first alnighter samanthas 73 sat next to dave godin he was dressed in dinner jacket frilly shirt and dickie bow remember the decks breaking down while playing under my thumb wayne gibson they got a new deck from somewhere and we went in the side room happy days kim

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Same for me Col...early 73 Aycliffe Youth Centre :thumbup:

Cant remember first record tho...:mellow:

Hi webby....don't remember much really i was 15 or 16 depending on what month it was on...my memory tells me (Don that is ha!) two of the dj's were Dave Brown (Rocco) and John Potts (Potsy) with the use of some of Don's collection...both from Aycliffe.

I lived about 10 mins from the youthy n went every weeknight....weekends were spent hanging round the Coffee Carna...happy days eh :thumbup:

Chris

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Hi webby....don't remember much really i was 15 or 16 depending on what month it was on...my memory tells me (Don that is ha!) two of the dj's were Dave Brown (Rocco) and John Potts (Potsy) with the use of some of Don's collection...both from Aycliffe.

I lived about 10 mins from the youthy n went every weeknight....weekends were spent hanging round the Coffee Carna...happy days eh thumbup.gif

Chris

Aycliffe was my first all nighter too and first big one Wigan mid 74 - anyone remember Peter Jones from that period he was a Wigan regular in the early days - he lived in Newcastle but was from Wales originally i think ( I might be imagining the Wales bit)

Cheers

Manus

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Love Chubby - You Just Don't know, haven't heard it for years, brought back some memories!

The Torch - Janaury 1973

I heard the follwing there that night, don't know which was first

Love You Baby - Eddie Parker (Dave Evison had on his famous bowling shirt)

Angel Baby - George Carrow

Thumb a Ride - Earl Wright

Bock to Bach - Fathers Angels

A LittleTogtherness - Younghearts

You Just Don't Know - Chubby Checker

Slow Fizz - Sapphires

Purple Haze - Johnny Jones

Breakaway - Valentines

Tell Me Its Just a Rumour - Isley Brothers

Man Like Me - Jimmy James

Crying Over You - Dule Browner

One of the guys on our coach (Les) from Newton Aycliffe, had a small reel to reel recorder and we listened to the recording many times. We were all from Aycliffe

I got killed off my parents for going..

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String of Beads Bradford not sure of the first record probably The Poets She Blew A Good Thing

Most memorable Jackie Lee's Darkest days at the wheel before it closed down we thought it was the end of the world.

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I was in Aycliffe last year visiting friends who live in Clarence Chare (next to the blue bridge! :thumbup: ) and saw that the youthy had been replaced by a f**kin' Tesco!! :angry:

I lived just round the corner in Baliol Green :smile:

Think they had to knock it down before it fell down!!! :sad:

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Wigan Casino c1975 As a spotty 15 year old youth..

The tune that stuck in my head where The Tymes - What would I do and thinking Im impressed with the tunes this little guy with a 'tash was spinning..shades.gif

Steve

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Wigan Casino c1975 As a spotty 15 year old youth..

The tune that stuck in my head where The Tymes - What would I do and thinking Im impressed with the tunes this little guy with a 'tash was spinning..shades.gif

Steve

dayer - reading top rank circa 75/76 - 13 yrs old

niter - bisley 75/76 - now 14

first niter dj'd at - abingdon - 76ish - me and steve white(aldershot) did a spot between us at 15

first record i heard - william bell - happy - stax - at a local youth club watching Pete Crampton and Mark Simpson dancing to it (both Aldershot) just 13yrs old - they were the big boys at 14 - through them i got to know Steve and gary Jefferies et el

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Pleb's Halifax....'67/68....bloody hell that's SOME time ago...dont know what the first record was though.

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Either Plebs, or possibly String of Beads (Bradford) same period 1967/1968. Plebs a mix of ska, r&b and soul, remember seeing Jimmy Cliff before he had chart success. String of Beads was more soul oriented not called NS back then but you could definately see the genre developing, remember Dobbie Gray The In Crowd and Tony Clarke The Entertainer. At this time the Vic Lounge in Halifax had the best Jukebox I ever heard, all soul amazing, Contours, Impressions, Bobby Hebb etc

My first post, maybe I'm not the oldest bugger on here after all!

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hi murg

welcome to the posts you're not the oldest bugger on here after all!

Sue

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Either Plebs, or possibly String of Beads (Bradford) same period 1967/1968. Plebs a mix of ska, r&b and soul, remember seeing Jimmy Cliff before he had chart success. String of Beads was more soul oriented not called NS back then but you could definately see the genre developing, remember Dobbie Gray The In Crowd and Tony Clarke The Entertainer. At this time the Vic Lounge in Halifax had the best Jukebox I ever heard, all soul amazing, Contours, Impressions, Bobby Hebb etc

My first post, maybe I'm not the oldest bugger on here after all!

Hi looks like we shared the same venue also saw Jimmy Cliff at The tined chicken (New Earswick Folk Hall) I remember him singing' when a man loves a woman it was brilliant.

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1974. wigan casino. Went with a guy whos on here. Dave Morris. Wed been to blackpool first. I think hed borrowed his parents car, but I cant be sure. Remember being sat on the balcony at the back and listening to Connie Clark. Dave is a year older than me and he knew all the titles from reading Blues and Soul etc. Ann Perry seems to be in the early times as well. Also Jean Carter...." like one". Happy days.

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Hi looks like we shared the same venue also saw Jimmy Cliff at The tined chicken (New Earswick Folk Hall) I remember him singing' when a man loves a woman it was brilliant.

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Hi looks like we shared the same venue also saw Jimmy Cliff at The tined chicken (New Earswick Folk Hall) I remember him singing' when a man loves a woman it was brilliant.

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Hiya, yes the String of Beads certainly stands out as I was there for the allnighter when it was raided and closed down! Could probably check the date of that from newspaper archives, somone should start a database eg clubs, dates, dj's, records, owners, punters etc now there's a project for somone who doesn't get out much! Still it would make fascinating reading. Regret I never got to the Wheel in the 60's, so just had to make the pilgrimage last year. The only song I remember from Jimmy Cliff was King of Kings raw ska but must have liked it as a West Indian friend found a copy for me, Plebs was a fairly multi racial club, unusual back then.

Cheers murg

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WIGAN ....SEPT 1980 WAS A BIT LATE I KNOWangry.gif BUT BEING DADDY`S GIRLinnocent.gif WAS`NT ALLOWED TILL I`D LEFT HOME thumbup.gifthumbup.gif CAN`T REMEMBER THE FIRST TOONunsure.gif BUT THE ONE THAT STICKS IN MIND WAS CHERYL BURDELL GIVING ALL TO YOU (COVERED UP AS ESTHER WILLIAMS ) LOVED IT THEN LOVE IT NOW thumbup.gifthumbup.gifthumbup.gif

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