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Anyone know when the very first All Nighter was held at the Assembly Rooms in Derby - in the late 70's me thinks - and possible recall who DJ'd there ??

I remember going, I remember coming home ......

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Probably my first all niter - 1979 I think. Chris King was DJing cos he picked me and me mate up in his merecedes convertible as we were thumbing it home in the morning - bollocked me mate for slammin

I reckon '79 too...Alongside oldies Dj's like Chris King I have a vivid memory of Dave Raistrick doing a late spot around 0700, stood in his duffle coat, playing L.Allen - which looked cool!

would have been late 78 to mid 79 ? .. I remember the big buzz cos it was where they had "come dancing" on the telly ... it was dead posh compared to almost anywhere lol .. it had clean carpets




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Probably my first all niter - 1979 I think. Chris King was DJing cos he picked me and me mate up in his merecedes convertible as we were thumbing it home in the morning - bollocked me mate for slamming the car door!

Not sure who else was on - we met up with the Lincoln crew. Had me first 3 back street blues and was off my trolley dancing on a packed dance floor to the likes of So Is The sun, Statue, Up and Over, Walk in My Shoes, If you can't say anything nice. etc.

Well, that's how I remember it - it was a long time ago.

Peter

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I reckon '79 too...Alongside oldies Dj's like Chris King I have a vivid memory of Dave Raistrick doing a late spot around 0700, stood in his duffle coat, playing L.Allen - which looked cool!

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would have been late 78 to mid 79 ? .. I remember the big buzz cos it was where they had "come dancing" on the telly ... it was dead posh compared to almost anywhere lol .. it had clean carpets :) ... can't for the life of me remember who was on .... remember the kings hall in derby too .. with the boarded over swimming pool as i remember right ?

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That must have been the easiest night for the Derby DS, their office window was exactly opposite the Assembly rooms first floor windows. They didn't even have to leave their office.

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would have been late 78 to mid 79 ? .. I remember the big buzz cos it was where they had "come dancing" on the telly ... it was dead posh compared to almost anywhere lol .. it had clean carpets :) ... can't for the life of me remember who was on .... remember the kings hall in derby too .. with the boarded over swimming pool as i remember right ?

pete .

I remember it being very late in the 70's and as you said, immaculate compared to the 'usual' venues. Felt like we had to wipe our feet going in instaed of coming out !! Can't find anything on Internet about it so trying to remember but there was a Nighter every week plus other stuff so difficult to pinpoint Times, Dates, and DJs etc

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Remember going to a birthday party at one of them in Derby in the late 70's..Would it be Brian Lears? might not though..not sure anymore..Who was Barbara Stotts partner after Kev? think it was his..

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Werent the promoters back then Terry Samson and Chris K? A fantastic niter when the scene was slowly slipping away....ie '79. Went to every one....Matlock Dayers too

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Werent the promoters back then Terry Samson and Chris K? A fantastic niter when the scene was slowly slipping away....ie '79. Went to every one....Matlock Dayers too

Terry 'Okay Okey Okeh' Samson ??

Loved the Matlock Dayers - Never missed them and the Nighters he used to do at KGB in Sheffield

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Terry 'Okay Okey Okeh' Samson ??

Loved the Matlock Dayers - Never missed them and the Nighters he used to do at KGB in Sheffield

it's just the abundance of mirrors you liked at KGB young terry :)

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it's just the abundance of mirrors you liked at KGB young terry :)

And how your shirt used to come out polka dotted with Tar Stained water dripping off the ceiling !!

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Definately did a couple of Assembly Rooms nighters about 79. Never did Kings Hall but did frequent my favorite nighter of the day which was Derby Tiffs, much loved and missed to this day for me

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I Know Richard Searling was on because he came up to me asking if it was true that one of Pat Brady's big cover ups at the time had been unearthed Sensitive Mind, General Assembly ( Don Varner ) it had, days earlier

Terry and Chris were the promoters, I remember a lot of people on the scene couldn't believe that they had managed to get such a great venue, they also promoted Derby Tiffs and the Kings Hall

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I Know Richard Searling was on because he came up to me asking if it was true that one of Pat Brady's big cover ups at the time had been unearthed Sensitive Mind, General Assembly ( Don Varner ) it had, days earlier

That Don Varner record was orrible - it still is.

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Maybe but was well sort after in the day, as were others that probably shouldn't have been.

Ah, I didn't say it wasn't sought after. There were lots of terrible things around at the time.

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I quite like Don Varner these days, mainly because it's one of those songs that takes me back to a time, a place and a certain atmosphere and point in time. Musically not the best tune in the world but it has one of those time travel effects on me :)

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