mags919 profile photo

Ricky-Tick Clubs

Posted

The Ricky-Tick clubs were like a mecca for Mods, in the early 1960's, and people travelled from far and wide to see their favourite bands. We have a book due out in July 2019 telling the story. Colin Mansfield has finally finished helping his brother John to write a hilarious account of setting up and running the Ricky-Tick Clubs. He writes - 'after returning from National Service in Germany, John Mansfield and Philip Hayward spent three years running a Trad Jazz club in Windsor. As the social hub for the young, once a week it neatly combined all their interests under one roof- au pairs, booze and Jazz. However, they were caught up in a constant struggle to make ends meet and had to live on their wits and their wit to support their partying lifestyle. All that changed when John decided to open the first R&B club outside of London.'

'On December 14th, 1962 The Rolling Stones played their first ever gig with Bill Wyman at this club. The floodgates opened. Philip hopped on board, and within eighteen months the Stones had played over forty times for them….and that was just the beginning. Over the next four years, as one of the UK’s top R&B promoters, virtually every worthwhile British R&B group, including The Animals, The Who, Cream and The Yardbirds, as well as many visiting US stars like Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Wonder, John Lee Hooker and Sonny Boy Williamson, played for them in over twenty-seven different towns across southern England.'

AS YOU WERE, is a limited-edition hardback book, with full gloss pages priced at £20.00. It features lots of images, photos and posters, as well as hilarious stories from John’s amazing life. Bob McGrath, aka Hogsnort Rupert and the man responsible for The Ricky-Tick image, has set out the whole book. We hope that there will be enough interest for a paperback version in a few months.

 

b1fc0cab-1efe-49ce-91f5-000fde903999.JPG

Share this forum post


soul source url

Northern Soul Days - Source Forum

Northern soul days gone forum

Join Soul Source

A free & easy soul music affair!

Get started now!
Log into Soul Source

Get max use of the forums

Log in now!

  1. 1960's London Mod / Soul Clubs
    Northern Soul Days by Roburt on Mon 11 Feb 2019
    • 136 / 11455
    • Sceneman on 04 Feb 2020
  2. Jimmie Preacher Ellis, Ricky Dee, Sens. Skylarks & more
    Record Wants by Michele Coco on Fri 01 Nov 2019
    • 7 / 601
    • Michele Coco on 29 Jan 2020
  3. Ricky Dee ‎– I'm Gonna Make Her Mine (BIG SOUND)
    Record Wants by Michele Coco on Mon 09 Sep 2019
    • 2 / 222
    • Michele Coco on 09 Jan 2020
  4. Ricky Dee ‎– I'm Gonna Make Her Mine (BIG SOUND)
    Record Wants by Michele Coco on Tue 24 Sep 2019
    • 2 / 137
    • Michele Coco on 17 Dec 2019
  5. Tick Tock
    Record Sales by Soulfulsolutions on Fri 13 Dec 2019
    • 2 / 396
    • Vadnochka on 13 Dec 2019

Source Adverts



×
×
  • Create New...

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.