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Did You Know I Am An Ex-Wigan Casino Dj?

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Nor me, but I was once...when I lived in Hastings, this was way back in about 2000, some guys were putting on an event in the town and asked me if I wanted to do a spot for them, I said yeah sure, anyway when they printed the posters it said "Pete Smith, Planet records, ex-Wigan Casino" so I said, er, I never DJ'd at Wigan Casino or even claim to have, and the guy said "Yes but you went didn't you, that's good enough"  :lol:

 

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Nor me, but I was once...when I lived in Hastings, this was way back in about 2000, some guys were putting on an event in the town and asked me if I wanted to do a spot for them, I said yeah sure, anyway when they printed the posters it said "Pete Smith, Planet records, ex-Wigan Casino" so I said, er, I never DJ'd at Wigan Casino or even claim to have, and the guy said "Yes but you went didn't you, that's good enough"  :lol:

 

By that reckoning, there must be quite a few ex Casino DJ's about.

 

PS Just added it to my CV.

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well i think whatever it's good to attract people it's good in general... besides nobody would have asked you a certification issued by the casino which confirmed that... 

although there are one or two ex-wigan dee-jays who probably should be certified.........

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Nor me, but I was once...when I lived in Hastings, this was way back in about 2000, some guys were putting on an event in the town and asked me if I wanted to do a spot for them, I said yeah sure, anyway when they printed the posters it said "Pete Smith, Planet records, ex-Wigan Casino" so I said, er, I never DJ'd at Wigan Casino or even claim to have, and the guy said "Yes but you went didn't you, that's good enough"  :lol:

 

I'd think just passing Junction 25 on the M6 would be qualification enough these days......

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PS,  I have a similar claim to immortality,the 1st Dj to play Northern soul at Wigan Casino. On the sunday night pop slot in 1969 ,me & Wigan crew still high on Shreddies from a night at the Wheel got me up to play my Top Tunes;  1."Hooked By Love". Homer Banks 2."Someday Were Gonna love Again" Barbara Lewis. "While your Out Looking For Sugar[for our S.W] Honey cone. Cleared the floor, if only ,the Pete Best of Northern Soul.

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If my old memory serves me correctly

but you can bet your cotton socks I will scan and put up tomorrow 

 

Mick I can guarantee you I have never sold anything made in Trinidad.

I've never sold white label cd's either.

I've sold cd's...where they just white cd's?

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will check when I get home and let you know

 

One CD was called from Trinidad to Detroit (or something like that)

 

No that was called Kingston to Detroit - half ska, half soul - that was a podcast I did, think it's still up there

definitely not Trinidad (Pete Smith The Calypso years)  :lol:

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Yep thats the one, it wasn't a pod cast that I had . I bought the plain white cds.  It was a donation towards something or another.

Back then in 2004 some of these sounds I think changed my view towards soul music

Diane Lewis - You Aint Got A Chance

Karmello Brooks - Tell Me Baby 

Monique _ If You Love Me

These three are the kind of thing that gets me, Well done.

You should of been on at Wigan in my books 

 

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Yep thats the one, it wasn't a pod cast that I had . I bought the plain white cds.  It was a donation towards something or another.

Back then in 2004 some of these sounds I think changed my view towards soul music

Diane Lewis - You Aint Got A Chance

Karmello Brooks - Tell Me Baby 

Monique _ If You Love Me

These three are the kind of thing that gets me, Well done.

You should of been on at Wigan in my books 

 

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Probably a donation to my rent.  :D

That first one is a cracker, the second one, most of that was rare at the time.

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I DJ'd twice in the Mr M's early spot, no mic. No pay and 2 dozen people in there, but I can always boast "I DJ'd at Wigan Casino. I didn't discover the Carstairs though...But I played James Coit - Black Power there for the first time, for which I apologise.

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Nor me, but I was once...when I lived in Hastings, this was way back in about 2000, some guys were putting on an event in the town and asked me if I wanted to do a spot for them, I said yeah sure, anyway when they printed the posters it said "Pete Smith, Planet records, ex-Wigan Casino" so I said, er, I never DJ'd at Wigan Casino or even claim to have, and the guy said "Yes but you went didn't you, that's good enough"  :lol:

Same thing here Pete :thumbsup: I dj´d at a Soul and Ska weekender in Leipzig, on the poster had my name and UK( i live in Germany) and also printed leaflets saying i had dj´d at "The Ledgendary Wigan Casino" so fuc+++g embarrasing having to explain to young German soullies that i only went :yes: because over here they expect the truth :rofl: but actually having been there was enough for some of the youngsters :hatsoff2: great weekend as well :thumbup:

 

Steve(Ex-Yate and Stafford sounds better anyway :D )

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