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Clubs In Manchester Mid To Late 70's

John (who was a "mobile DJ") started a club called the Exit 21 at Milnrow Con. club. Originally with Martyn Ellis, round about 75. Love to get in touch with Pete Thorpe who I met for the first time there.

 

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John on right, Colin middle.

Pete Thorpe lives in Gloucestershire now somewhere near Stroud, was a regular at soul essence Yarmouth but didn't see him this year.

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I didn't know Carlos -Carl Wong- had died, I'm gutted,

 

Me and Ricky Warburton knew him from being little boys in Ordsall, when his parents had the bakery there, and used to go up to Cadishead in the early 70's where he did a night in a local WMC, where we met Brian Walker for the first time.

 

He had a great collection, knew he'd moved to the States. Great lad, worst news I've had for a while   :(

Useta go to the workies in Irlam 74ish? near the steel works, meetin up at the white/black lion? 1st. Same place? One of the Irlam/Cadishead lads was called Al Green!

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Useta go to the workies in Irlam 74ish? near the steel works, meetin up at the white/black lion? 1st. Same place? One of the Irlam/Cadishead lads was called Al Green!

 

Sounds right... :thumbsup:

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I didn't know Carlos -Carl Wong- had died, I'm gutted,

 

Me and Ricky Warburton knew him from being little boys in Ordsall, when his parents had the bakery there, and used to go up to Cadishead in the early 70's where he did a night in a local WMC, where we met Brian Walker for the first time.

 

He had a great collection, knew he'd moved to the States. Great lad, worst news I've had for a while   :(

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Yes it was sad news, myself and Carl went back a long way having lived in Cadishead, he had a fab record collection. Send me your details we should have a catch up.

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Remember Al Green, not sure he still lives there as my Mum still lives on the same street where Al lived.

There was a whole gang of us who used to go to the Casino back in the day. Many weekends were spent at Wigan on a Saturday, the Ritz on a Sunday, and back to the Catholic Club in Irlam where Carlos would drop a few tunes for us to end the weekend.

Probably only myself and Carl (Sharples) still on the soul scene these days.

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Steve Glover ran the Oasis stall, he also had one in Bullring Birmingham where Hilary knew him. Most weeks he managed to relieve me of most my wages.

Any mentions yet for Cavalcade in Didsbury on Sunday nights? Mike Shaft and John Grant at Man City supporters club.

great thread, great times.

The stall in the Oasis was Soul Galore,great atmosphere on saturdays people

getting ready for Wigan,think Dave Evison worked there for a while.

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Remember Al Green, not sure he still lives there as my Mum still lives on the same street where Al lived.

There was a whole gang of us who used to go to the Casino back in the day. Many weekends were spent at Wigan on a Saturday, the Ritz on a Sunday, and back to the Catholic Club in Irlam where Carlos would drop a few tunes for us to end the weekend.

Probably only myself and Carl (Sharples) still on the soul scene these days.

 I'm surprised Russ hasn't claimed that Al Green used to visit the Casino! :D

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John Grant

 

 

Nice to see a mention of John - I remember Kev Edwards when he was managing Spinn Inn always used to wind John up by Tippexing John's name on posters for his next gigs to read Joan Grunt :wink:

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...I can't tell you what he used to turn Colin Curtis' name into :ohmy::wink:

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Remember Al Green, not sure he still lives there as my Mum still lives on the same street where Al lived.

There was a whole gang of us who used to go to the Casino back in the day. Many weekends were spent at Wigan on a Saturday, the Ritz on a Sunday, and back to the Catholic Club in Irlam where Carlos would drop a few tunes for us to end the weekend.

Probably only myself and Carl (Sharples) still on the soul scene these days.

Remember Catholic club as well, (sun?) tho later. Did u get bus to highwayman nr warrington then bus to wigan, 25p i think. Al was gr8 lad, supported City & utd, went to away matches only @ 1 time. His mate was Al Taylor who moved to Flixton 75ish. Met Al T on a train about 2 yrs ago, ended up in a pub in W'ton til about 4am rememberin these days!

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Pips was nice 'n easy and time and place knocked into one club that boasted 9 rooms it did have a northern room briefly 

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On 05/12/2013 at 09:03, dean jj said:

Pips was under the corn exchange near the cathedral and featured several small rooms playing different styles of music. the clip is obviously the roxy/bowie room rather than the jazz-funk! Placemates is Whitworth Street Wheel again carved up into different themes. Later it was a largely gay club called The State and I used to play a night called Djangos in the early 1990's playing rare funk/jazz/reggae etc. Remember arriving early one wet and windy friday to find the bass bins kaputt so snuck down into the dungeon to nick those ones. Didn't think anyone would notice.

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My mum used to go there. Anyone know a guy from Salford known as 'Becky'?

 

On 08/12/2013 at 13:58, Guest astevec said:

Useta go to the workies in Irlam 74ish? near the steel works, meetin up at the white/black lion? 1st. Same place? One of the Irlam/Cadishead lads was called Al Green!

Anybody know a guy from Salford known as 'Becky'?

Anybody know a guy from Salford known as 'Becky'?

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Went a few times to Zodiacs. R&B & Wheel tunes. Down stairs. A cracking venue.  Saw Junior Walker upstairs. Late 70’s think. Have a flyer somewhere. 

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I went to an alldayer in Manchester in the mid 70's in a basement club possibly on Deansgate. It was when "Too Many People" was big and I asked Siz to play it. Shortly after playing it the Police came in and booted us all out. I was wondering if anyone remembers this and the name of the club? Could it have been "Carolines"?

 

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On 15/10/2019 at 00:15, washlively said:

I went to an alldayer in Manchester in the mid 70's in a basement club possibly on Deansgate. It was when "Too Many People" was big and I asked Siz to play it. Shortly after playing it the Police came in and booted us all out. I was wondering if anyone remembers this and the name of the club? Could it have been "Carolines"?

carolines was on deansgate but dont remember any all dayers there you sure it was deansgate. could it have been gaetanos (italian coffee bar restaurant) behind woolworths.

 

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On 22/10/2019 at 09:33, mark b said:

 

If it's any help the building was on a corner and you went straight downstairs not sure but somewhere near Cross St Deansgate area. Dont think they had another after that fiasco.

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Not strictly a Manchester club , being a few miles away, but it(Druffies) was mentioned on this thread so this may bring back memories for anyone who was there on the night. I don't know why the DS thought it worthwhile raiding a small mid week club, probably an easy target.

I don't remember who the main DJs were but seem to think Martyn Ellis did it quite a lot. Frank Elson visited a few times and wrote reports in his Blues and Soul column. The records played were very good for a small club. The main thing I remember is trying to persuade Steve Vickers to do a deal on the records he was selling, usually unsuccessfully .

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12 hours ago, Rick Cooper said:

 

I don't remember who the main DJs were but seem to think Martyn Ellis did it quite a lot. Frank Elson visited a few times and wrote reports in his Blues and Soul column. The records played were very good for a small club. The main thing I remember is trying to persuade Steve Vickers to do a deal on the records he was selling, usually unsuccessfully .

Dave Stubbs regularly DJd there with his amazing UK collection.

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4 hours ago, Godzilla said:

Dave Stubbs regularly DJd there with his amazing UK collection.

Is that the "Dave" who had a record stall upstairs in Hyde Market?

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On 23/10/2019 at 13:30, washlively said:

If it's any help the building was on a corner and you went straight downstairs not sure but somewhere near Cross St Deansgate area. Dont think they had another after that fiasco.

carolines was more or less on the corner of deansgate and john dalton street. 

1 hour ago, washlively said:

Is that the "Dave" who had a record stall upstairs in Hyde Market?

yes dave mr happy stubbs did indeed have the market stall

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20 hours ago, mark b said:

carolines was more or less on the corner of deansgate and john dalton street. 

yes dave mr happy stubbs did indeed have the market stall

Yeah that's him LOL. I never bought anything off him. I always did swap deals with him and then pop down to Chorlton to Les Hares shop... that was propably late 90's early noughties and think. Didnt know Dave was a DJ.

 

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20 hours ago, washlively said:

Yeah that's him LOL. I never bought anything off him. I always did swap deals with him and then pop down to Chorlton to Les Hares shop... that was propably late 90's early noughties and think. Didnt know Dave was a DJ.

 

Still is he was running the rat pit in Stockport don't know if it is still on.

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i was reading 'setting the record straight' - Page 71: there is ticket picture and it reads "Northern Soul back to stay from......10 September, Studs Disco", Deansgate, Manchester ( opposite Kendals)"

I'd always had a bier keller in my mind opposite Kendals?

I've no recollection of Studs - anyone else?

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