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60's UK Soul Club / Live Acts Scene

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I know we've had loads of books about the 60's mod scene, even more about the NS scene that touch on what went on here in the 60's and club specific books (Twisted Wheel, Mojo) BUT is there a comprehensive book that deals with the UK Soul Club / Live Acts Scene in the 60's ??

One that mentions the legendary venues in London, Portsmouth, Windsor, Dunstable, Boston, Newcastle and more (Wigan Casino was already going strong as a venue for live soul acts to perform back in the 60's).

ALSO, I'd like one that also included info on the live acts that played these places  --

The regular US visitors (Edwin Starr, Jnr Walker, Ike & Tina Turner, Ben E King, Oscar Toney Jnr, etc) 

The US acts that settled here (P P Arnold, J J Jackson, Rosetta Hightower, Sonny Child (aka R B Greaves),  Johnny Johnson, the Drifters, the Velours / Fantastics, Gypsies / Flirtations, etc).

The US folk that came over as servicemen, started to perform & sometimes stayed on (Geno Washington, Herbie Goins, Ronnie Jones, etc.).

The US groups that came over here to find they had to perform as another act (Diplomats / Sam, Erv & Thom, Invitations, Topics, Internationals / Persuaders, etc).

The Caribbean immigrants who performed here (Jimmy James, Jimmy Cliff, Joyce Bond, Jackie Edwards, Diane Ferraz, Carl Douglas, Clem Curtis, etc).

The UK guys / groups who performed here on the soul club circuit (Alan Bown, Georgie Fame, Julian Covey, Linda Lewis, Chris Farlowe, Zoot Money, Ferris Wheel, Rod Stewart, Brian Auger, Julie Driscoll, Action, etc). 

If no one tackles these topics & turns the info into book form, we''ll lose much of the detail needed to capture just what went on back then ...




Edited by Roburt

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Some of the acts only stayed on the UK soul scene for a short period, folk like Jimmy Cliff & Joyce Bond soon returned to their reggae roots. Not before they'd cut some decent tracks though ...





Edited by Roburt

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