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Market Hall allnighter Carlisle '78 i think. I walked in to the sound of Stop Girl 7 Dwarfs - very strange experience i remember. I thought "what the....."

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Early 70s, the Torch, Bill Blacks Combo - Little Queenie played by Martyn Ellis - GOD REST HIS SOUL :good:

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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

We used to go on the scoters to Bradford remember being questioned by the D.S in the morning

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encircled by several pairs of Spencers Original Northern Soul Bags (with the 40" bottoms!)

Spencers in 1981, that's shockingunsure.gif

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Mark Simpson l remember well..didn't he have a brother called Gary?? Pete Crampton was always in a bad mood....and the Jeffries boys....Mark,Steve & Gary,l remember so well! :)

That'd be Steve Simpson, who used to go to Yate. Mark spins tunes on the scene to this day, mainly 'modern'. Think he did Cleethorpes a few years backthumbsup.gif

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Spencers in 1981, that's shockingunsure.gif

Indeed, but it was an Oldies Anniversary. Veterans out in force in the old skool uniform, plus some off our bus from Edinburgh who still thought they were the height of fashion! no.gif

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Music Hall in Aberdeen -1982/83

The Showmen - Our Love Will Grow

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twisted wheel for me 1969 aged 14. went with fred dickinson from bolton . dont remember the first record, its too long ago.

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at a local youth club watching Pete Crampton and Mark Simpson dancing to it

Ah yes, the Capricron, run by Martin Junior, the metal work 'teacher' at Heron Wood secondary modern, the first taste of northern for many an aspiring Aldershot soul boythumbsup.gif

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head on the blox , lots of strong opions on this site ! people were dictating 30 odd years ago wot we had to leave the floor to , are you ready now was a divy record in my corner so we had to sit it out , well f@@k em ! is frank number 1 wilson a bigger niter record than edward hamilton !NOT IN MY BOOK , but wot do i know ill continue talking bollox about coats & shoes 1i

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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

Hello Arsewipe,thought you,d remember.....all the sunshine has wiped my brain!!!!!!!!clean...at least we went before you...

How you doing anyway?

I,ll be back in the uk in june def catch up with you this time,no baggage to sort out!!this summer.

cheers snooky

big tunes then brother was mad on was Johnny Jones-purple haze.

adios amigo,coulo mas grande. xx

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Not to mention Jimmy Burns, Robbie Lawson and Don Varner.

"Culo" mas grande is a bit strong Hijo De Puta.

Hasta Luego Hermano x

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The above question is no problem whatsoever...Wigan Casino-1974...Goodbye Nothin' To Say-The Javells featuring Nosmo King thumbsup.gif

1967 - Earls Barton, having spent earlier part of the evening bombed out at the George in Wilby.

Gibby used to cart a Transit load of us over there from Wilby.

I dont know if were first record I heard but Monkey Time - Major Lance is the stand out track from then, along with She Blew a good thing - the Poets (still have my US Symbol copythumbsup.gif )

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St Ives January 76 . The first record I remember being played was Falbala - The Magic Band .........................Others I remember from that night ,Lou Pride ,Jennett Harpur,Dena Barnes ,Margret Mandolf, Rain, Alpaca Phase III, Earth Wind & Fire (Biyo) ,Weak Spot , Barnaby Bye .............

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mine was wigan casino - the end of an era nigh....1st tune i heard was eddie holman - night to remember.....how apt.....

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First nighter was the Mojo Sheffield 1966 - still got membership cards King Mojo and the Beautiful Mojo - followed on from there to the Wheel 67 and stayed till it closed then went to the Torch - was there on the night they recorded Major Lance Live at The Torch - also saw Doris Troy and got her to sign the ticket - members price 70p!!!!!! BARGAIN - a night to remember.

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First nighter was the Mojo Sheffield 1966 - still got membership cards King Mojo and the Beautiful Mojo - followed on from there to the Wheel 67 and stayed till it closed then went to the Torch - was there on the night they recorded Major Lance Live at The Torch - also saw Doris Troy and got her to sign the ticket - members price 70p!!!!!! BARGAIN - a night to remember.

:hatsoff2: Nice one I shall raise my titfer respect, I never got to Sheffield until the 7ts and Samantha's John (BOY) Vincent, one of the very best venues off all time, so Was the Mojo by all accounts the question is what makes a venue great like both those mentioned it cant be a people thing or even a DJ thing Like the Torch 10 what was the magic formula that makes a good night special, I remember thinking this at Wigan when Jr Walker was on to others it was the night Betty Right was on and again unplanned and ad hoc Major Lance dueting with Tommy Hunt now that's a tape I would like to hear

:ph34r: DAVE KIL.

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1967 - Earls Barton, having spent earlier part of the evening bombed out at the George in Wilby.

Gibby used to cart a Transit load of us over there from Wilby.

I dont know if were first record I heard but Monkey Time - Major Lance is the stand out track from then, along with She Blew a good thing - the Poets (still have my US Symbol copythumbsup.gif )

thumbsup.gif Same here. Earls Barton Dog Track (Northants) after a night at the George, in '68 or '69.

Help Me - Spellbinders, and I've Been Hurt - Bill Deal & The Rhondels come to mind but I might be making it up.

Do recall the Old Bill bursting into the place in the early hours and shining torches in everyone's eyes though. Don't think they knew what they were doing really :laugh:

Anyone else remember Smallwood and his little grey mini-van?

- Kev

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The above question is no problem whatsoever...Wigan Casino-1974...Goodbye Nothin' To Say-The Javells featuring Nosmo King :lol:

Me too Webby! Although Goodbye, etc wasn't the first one I heard, it was the 3rd- I didn't know the first two!

Ang

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VaVa Bolton 72 ??

Remember a guy with 5 copies of Rat Race for sale 8 quid each.

Memorable record errrrrrrrrrrrrrr Lee David - Temptation etc..

I did look the odd one out though, still being in short pants :]

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VaVa Bolton 72 ??

Remember a guy with 5 copies of Rat Race for sale 8 quid each.

Memorable record errrrrrrrrrrrrrr Lee David - Temptation etc..

I did look the odd one out though, still being in short pants :]

Va Va's Bolton was 73.thumbsup.gif

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Wigan1978 Archie bell Here Igo again what a buzz first allniter at 14 was very much admired by my school friends

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my first niter was in sheffield at stringfellow's MOJO september 1965 had 3 french blues and spent 15 years getting progressively more smashed at any niter that played northern from the wheel to blue orchid,tinned chicken at castleford golden torch /torch wigan casino and many obscure places -greyhound track down in northampton Ieven got speed prescribed for several years Ijust wish my brain would stop trying to make me dance whenever a 100 mile an hour sound gets played. some mates are basically knackered physically from back dropping even their kidneys are done for,several need liver transplants but i don 't regret it, memories last forever !!Iwish my new knee would let me spin !!

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Wigan Friday Oldies 1980. 'Love on a mountain top' - a bit naff, but still and always will love it !!

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my first niter was in sheffield at stringfellow's MOJO september 1965 had 3 french blues and spent 15 years getting progressively more smashed at any niter that played northern from the wheel to blue orchid,tinned chicken at castleford golden torch /torch wigan casino and many obscure places -greyhound track down in northampton Ieven got speed prescribed for several years Ijust wish my brain would stop trying to make me dance whenever a 100 mile an hour sound gets played. some mates are basically knackered physically from back dropping even their kidneys are done for,several need liver transplants but i don 't regret it, memories last forever !!Iwish my new knee would let me spin !!

remembered that first record heard in queue outside mojo was a new release by fontella bass -rescue me (really showing my age)

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First all nighter for me was the 100 club in 1998.

I'll never forget the feeling I had walking down them stairs.

AWESOME...Hairs on the back of my neck stood up

Pretty sure it was "when the boy that you love" was playing.

I still get the same goose bumps every time I walk down them stairs.

Best all nighter ever for me, always has been always will be.wub.gifwub.gif

Dolly

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The Torch 1971 Alan Day playing shingaling - cooperettes

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The Torch 1971 Alan Day playing shingaling - cooperettes

In Oddies mini matethumbup.gif Was that the one when on the way back the nice policeman asked where we had beenohmy.gif and when told, asked our names and Sid said "PRATT" out of the car lads........But, my name is Sid Pratt (you prat quietly)

Steve.

...always remember just like the weather from the first time.

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Hot Foot from Worcester ...... Casino...Early 74...First Record was "Grooving at the Go Go" - Four Larks !!

I Never Looked Back !!

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I dId 'cos l was always a bit paranoid! thumbsup.gif

Well there was this time i wish i had looked Harder at Crew Station !!!!!

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Casino 78 for my sixteenth birthday, not old enough I know, but back then you could send for a membership from Blues and Soul. The membership didn't arrive in time so I had to fill in a membership form on the door with Mrs Woods. I had to remember my date of birth if I was 18 and the occupation I hadn't got :thumbup:

After that first night I was back week after week.

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Early 74 some big shabby dancehall balroom type place in Wigan whistling.gif

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thumbup.gif Would you happen to remember it's name?? thumbsup.gif

All I can remember it was near some cafe type place called the Beachcomberrolleyes.gif

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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!!!

YATE, the track was Frankie Valli - The Night, 1975/76 that song still stops me in my tracks....just love it!:D

ps more stumble than shuffle now, haha:yes:

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VAVAs in Bolton - the night it closed (1973). A coach full of us came up from Cheltenham/Gloucester.

Got there at 12 and it closed at 2am - the coach had disappeared so we had to wander the streets of Bolton until 8 - ended up in an all-night cafe called the Soldier Blue.

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Clifton Hall, Rotherham around 1982, can't remember first record but the one i first plucked up courage to dance to was The Q 'Thats The Way'( Hound) covered as James Lewis and a Case of Time.......... at the time......

Brett

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VAVAs in Bolton - the night it closed (1973). A coach full of us came up from Cheltenham/Gloucester.

Got there at 12 and it closed at 2am - the coach had disappeared so we had to wander the streets of Bolton until 8 - ended up in an all-night cafe called the Soldier Blue.

Hiya Dave - long time!

Get your top 30 on the 100 Classic NS tunes thread and try to persuade Budgie to do the same.

Love to you and Lesley x

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1st all-niter Clouds Edinburgh, can't remember 1st record i heard there, but the record that got me into ns (exc motown) would have to be Lynne Randell, both sides stranger and ciao as i love them both.

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VAVAs in Bolton - the night it closed (1973). A coach full of us came up from Cheltenham/Gloucester.

Got there at 12 and it closed at 2am - the coach had disappeared so we had to wander the streets of Bolton until 8 - ended up in an all-night cafe called the Soldier Blue.

Just as well I was far too young to go then Davelaugh.giflaugh.gif - hope all's well with you!

Hippo.

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my first allnighter was queens hall leeds, 1973 from memory , was an old tram station i believe with a shiny floor cant remember the first record i heard but do remember watching a guy with an old army jacket and a beret dancing on top of some sort of podium and i kept thinking hes going to fall off there any minute think the record was the exciters blowin up my mind

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my first allnighter was queens hall leeds, 1973 from memory , was an old tram station i believe with a shiny floor cant remember the first record i heard but do remember watching a guy with an old army jacket and a beret dancing on top of some sort of podium and i kept thinking hes going to fall off there any minute think the record was the exciters blowin up my mind

col

I was there, caught the train from Cheltenham. That was the night when a selection of artists were appearing

Major Lance

Mel & Tim

JJ Barnes

The Exciters

GLSB

and a couple more (can't remember who - funny I only usually suffer from short term memory loss these days)

It was a converted tram station - the tracks were still there

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My first, The Attic Doncaster,

was a large dancehall built above the co-operative stores, big venue,

can't remember year, first tune heard on entering, Willie Tee, walking up a one way street.thumbup.gif

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Va Va's Bolton was 73.thumbsup.gif

Yup Va-Va's was '73. My first niter and remember Dickie Searling spinning Volcanos "The Laws Of Love"

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whistling.gifwheel with pete balance & mick mulins 67 first record heard was Elgins "put your self in my place" haunting while queueing to get in happy days ph34r.gifjohno

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My first, The Attic Doncaster,

was a large dancehall built above the co-operative stores, big venue,

can't remember year, first tune heard on entering, Willie Tee, walking up a one way street.thumbup.gif

would have been around 66 67 remember it getting raidph34r.gif sad days lol

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The above question is no problem whatsoever...Wigan Casino-1974...Goodbye Nothin' To Say-The Javells featuring Nosmo King thumbsup.gif

wigan, august 1977, as i walked in "new york in the dark" was playingyes.gif , don't know why i remember that,guess i was just awestruck with the place, atmosphere etcsmile.gif

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would have been around 66 67 remember it getting raidph34r.gif sad days lol

was there the night it got raided and shut,

must have been at a later date though,

I would have been too young going by your dates,

unless it happened twice or more,hypo.gif

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was there the night it got raided and shut,

must have been at a later date though,

I would have been too young going by your dates,

unless it happened twice or more,hypo.gif

could have been later just remember it getting raided few lads from my way getting caught up in it regards johno

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I was there, caught the train from Cheltenham. That was the night when a selection of artists were appearing

Major Lance

Mel & Tim

JJ Barnes

The Exciters

GLSB

and a couple more (can't remember who - funny I only usually suffer from short term memory loss these days)

It was a converted tram station - the tracks were still there

i know the funky sisters were among em we got the coach from gloucester the driver was pants we ended up on ikley moor before getting to the venue

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Wigan early 77.

I went with Dave Withers from Manchester he was selling some records in the record bar.

I was an old git of 26 by then.

I found out later why a lot of people would not talk to me at first.

it was because i was a bit older than the norm,they thought i was the plain clothes drug squad.

First record i heard was Patti LaBelle & The Bluebelles - Loving Rules.

Sadly i dont think this gets played anywhere anymore,its rather a forgotten oldie.

Stu.

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