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My pet hate dj.s claiming to have played sounds first  when people know different.  Been doing a bit of reading through the Xmas holidays. And shock horror certain dj claims to have spun quite a few sounds in the late 70, so that I know for a fact a certain  other dj did . It seems that venues didn't  exist on the east coast .were a certain dj was ahead of his game.  What's your opinions guy's 

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Always a tough one Steve. As a paying public, you may have heard a tune and always associate it with so and so. So many venues in the mists of time, claiming tunes. I'm with you on this though, I think some are hoping that memories are fading......... 

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Interesting,

I can only say on a personal note i have been Collecting records from the mid-sixties onward and DJ'ing from late 60's onwards and have to say it would be a Brave Person to claim Playing a record for the first time ANY WHERE, Me included, i can usually remember a Venue/Year when i played a particular record if asked, but was I the first person to play it?  Mmmmmm, Doubtful, How would we ever know because how are we to know who has what in their Play Box, where they played it or when,  Important thing is, it got played and hopefully it was appreciated. On a lot of occasions over the years i have been to a venue or two where a DJ is playing his Big Cover Up Only to have his Bubble Burst when some one asked him to play again using the proper  Name And Title and been told it has been a big spin for years at other venues, so that is just an example,

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It's always been the big question between 'discovered', 'first played' and 'broke' - as they are very often not the same thing.

For a minor example, a few years ago we were watching Eve's Bayoo, in the background of the party scene there was a brief snippet of brilliant unknown track - we go 'ayup what's that???' - it turned out to be an unissued (and totally unknown) Jimmy Radcliffe demo 'I'll Pretend That I'm Loving You' - only available via the obscure full soundtrack album (rather than the normal one) - we 'phoned a friend' played it off the video down the phone, got him the CD and were there when it was first played out (at King George's, Stoke) to excited reaction from DJs who were extremely puzzled to hear it dedicated to us (as we'd kept it zipped for maximum impact). It was briefly very popular, though sadly at 1.50 a bit too short (would benefit from being mixed into something longer).

Likewise John Anderson, Soussan etc etc etc turned up hundreds of landmark sounds and recognised they'd 'go' and sold them on - but the DJs are the ones who are famous for breaking them, though I guess a lot of the time a given record needed the authority of a famous DJ to attain their rightful initial acceptance.

Equally something like Ann Perry was (like many sounds) first spun at the Cats, but it needed the booming back wall of the Casino to reach its full potential of popularity. 

Dx

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I had sounds like Bricks broken bottles, Skip Jackson, Jack Montgomery around 1969/1970 but only played them at home as they weren't fast enough for the scene then.

Imagine my surprise when I started going out again and heard them being 'played out'. I was also told by the person who bought my collection remnants around 1987 that they were 6 copies of the Constellations - I don't know about you - in the collection ( again wrong tempo at the time)

Hindsight is a wonderful thing!!

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