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Anyone remember this feature

Feb 1976

http://grahamefowler.com/gfpov/?page=5

 

memory says it was one in a series of features 

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Remember it well. Still have the magazine in my archive. I was at art school too, like Graham, but in  Wigan 73 to 76.

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The lad in the red piped vest is Big Scotty from Stockport apparently.

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yes remember it & I too still have it in my yellowing archive. Always remember the E.Rodney Jones 45 pic & bought it later '76 because of that photo ;)

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... and of course this was when the Sunday Times was a decent paper - before Murdoch got hold of it !!

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Anyone remember this feature

Feb 1976

http://grahamefowler.com/gfpov/?page=5

 

memory says it was one in a series of features 

Nice post Mike. :thumbsup:

Looking at the faces on some of those photographs makes you think that it wasn't just the Sunday Times that was proper back then!

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Remember it well. An excellent take on the Casino at the time. Picked up a copy a few months ago on eBay - it was a joy to read. The Times was, and still is, the best paper on a Sunday bar none so it treated the topic with the reverence it deserved unlike contemporary commentators on the scene who peddle the freak-show/Frank Wilson/mad collectors/dance on the hands stuff that just doesn't wash with long term devotees.

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The lad in the red piped vest is Big Scotty from Stockport apparently.

 Tim okeefe there also . Great lad lost far too young.

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Turned up for school one Monday morning and a lad said to me "you're into that northern soul stuff aren't you? This was in yesterdays paper" 

He gave me the article which I still have, the large photo of which was used in the book to accompany Northern Soul the film...:)

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Remember a few of the faces on there but not names .Always got along very well with Scotty obsessed with jayboy label I seem to remember

 

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Simmo from Notts is on one of the smaller photos, known him for many years but didn't realise this until a few months ago

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Was it the week before or maybe after that a similar feature was published about the Canvey island 1940s/swing  'revival' or is that a shot away brain cells recall ?

while on the ask

has any scans of 'The Suns' double page feature on Wigan surfaced yet ?

Memory  says it featured large page size cutout of Sandy and Neil (yep?) on each page, can't remember the rest apart from it was what you would expect

 

 

 

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... and of course this was when the Sunday Times was a decent paper - before Murdoch got hold of it !!

Well said sir.

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Simmo from Notts is on one of the smaller photos, known him for many years but didn't realise this until a few months ago

Which one's Simmo.? You still got the original clippings Steve,?

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Remember it well Scotty and TIm. Well said Steve "diddy" Morgan.

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Which one's Simmo.? You still got the original clippings Steve,?

I'll bring it round Sat night mate

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john little from southport  on the left ...guy with the badges  only knew him as macca from i think formby......

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vaguely remember a an article in the the sun about Richard Searling and the Casino , think that was a double page article headed something like -  the pied piper of soul. has anyone got that . love to see it again.

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Still got a copy from back in the day, if memory serves me right Southport ,Formby, Ormskirk Soul lads feature in pics, Macca and John in there. Longtime ago now, I was just a lad, but Macca was defo The Soulboy in his day.

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A friend of mine has/had the Sun double page spread. I'll ask him at the match later if he still has it

 

Mark C:thumbsup:

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Found a copy this morning ! 

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Not one single person blocked up in those pics then!

 

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On 19/10/2015 at 22:11, diddy morgan said:

 Tim okeefe there also . Great lad lost far too young.

Poor Tim barely 21 a gentle soul with great knowledge a cracking lad . 

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6 hours ago, Mark S said:

Poor Tim barely 21 a gentle soul with great knowledge a cracking lad . 

tim got me records from the casino with the money i earned on my milk round when i was thirteen or fourteen  great days !!

 

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only just joined, curious about the pictures in the article, as i am in one of them(brown bowling shirt). 

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On 19/10/2015 at 22:38, Steve L said:

Simmo from Notts is on one of the smaller photos, known him for many years but didn't realise this until a few months ago

simmo brilliant bloke

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used to go the casino with guys from cheshire, the day the article came out, we had gone from wigan to the ritz alldayer in manchester. was told about it, but never got a copy.

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sounds 

 

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