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Video: Long After Tonight - The Last Days Of The Twisted Wheel,

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Had the below passed on,  a short 15 min film filmed on the last nite of the current Twisted Wheel....
 
 
 
 
 
A Manchester journalist has made a short film about the last soul sessions at the old Twisted Wheel building in Manchester before it was demolished to make way for a hotel.
 
In the 1960s the venue hosted soul nights and performances by artists such as Ike and Tina Turner, Lee Dorsey and Ben E King, and it is considered to be the birth place of Northern Soul.
 
The club closed in 1971 and went on to become Placemate 7, and more recently Legends, but DJ Pete Roberts resurrected soul sessions in 2000 using the Twisted Wheel name.
 
James Graham's film, Long After Tonight - The Last Days of the Twisted Wheel, captures the final nights in December 2012, and the subsequent demolition.
 
He said: "I work nearby and wanted to capture the building and everyone who went to the soul nights before it vanished. So many significant buildings are swept away and forgotten.
 
"There's such passion amongst the Northern Soul crowd and the Twisted Wheel night is continuing at another club, but for them this venue was very special. I hope I captured that and also the way people and their passions tend to get swept away in the name of regeneration."
 
The buildings were owned by Targetfollow and sold off when part of that business went into administration. They were picked up by London-based Olympian Homes which struck a development agreement with German hotel chain Motel One. Construction on the hotel is now underway.
 
The lease was held by Julian Lyons who employed around 60 staff at the Hotel International, a pub called The Outpost and Legends.
 

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Only watched the first few minutes so far but it looks a well made film and I'll watch the rest later. Thanks for posting this.

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It's a fantastic film which I have watched numerous times and notice something different every time.

I would just like to clarify it was the last Twisted Wheel at Whitworth Street

The Wheel is still Live and Kicking at Alter Ego Princess Street, Manchester

Check out this video also taken at the last Whitworth Street, Wheel

 

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Began to watch it up to around 6 minutes in and the cliches started spouting forth "Northern Soul, if I had to explain it you wouldn't understand, keep the faith and a way of life" turned off at that point.

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Began to watch it up to around 6 minutes in and the cliches started spouting forth "Northern Soul, if I had to explain it you wouldn't understand, keep the faith and a way of life" turned off at that point.

That's a fair enough point..I admit looking at the video there was a lot who attended so that they could say "They Attended The last Session"

To be honest the final few Months at Whitworth Street where mayhem

Although we had passes for the final session we decided to stay away as it was well known it would be impossible to have a dance

Fred

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Great little film , one of the most atmospheric clubs I've ever visited , good to see it living on beyond Whitworth Street ...

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