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i know a lot is attributed to WC that never was...but has/did anyone hear the Bee Gee's Jive Talkin' played in 1975 at WC -as an acetate? 

(probably unknown as The Bee Gee's).

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17 hours ago, Kenb said:

i know a lot is attributed to WC that never was...but has/did anyone hear the Bee Gee's Jive Talkin' played in 1975 at WC -as an acetate? 

(probably unknown as The Bee Gee's)

Winstanley / Richard and Roberts are still alive - am sure with a bit of perseverance they could be contacted and asked - do you remember 🤔 

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5 hours ago, Frankie Crocker said:

Unbelievabubble. What has prompted this question? Surely no self respecting DJ would ever admit to this, even if it was true, but I very much doubt it.

A retired one might. I played the Ovalteenies at the end of a gig once and it went down a treat 😇

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don't forget after their late 60's success The Bee Gee's had been in the doldrums (almost untouchable by the Record Co's). So although we immediately think Night Fever now, it didn't exist then.

Nobody would have been running around saying 'that's the Bee Gee's' isn't it.

Therefore you may hardly have give it a notice, put 2+2 together, thought twice, missed it, if it did get a debut in 1975...even for a moment.

 

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I don't remember it being played, although I did hear that the Glitter Band, Makes You Blind, got spins at some venues.  Anyone confirm this?

 

Paul

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8 minutes ago, Kenb said:

don't forget after their late 60's success The Bee Gee's had been in the doldrums (almost untouchable by the Record Co's). So although we immediately think Night Fever now, it didn't exist then.

Nobody would have been running around saying 'that's the Bee Gee's' isn't it.

Therefore you may hardly have give it a notice, put 2+2 together, thought twice, missed it, if it did get a debut in 1975...even for a moment.

 

maybe the way the demo was released played a part?

'Upon its release to radio stations, the single was delivered in a plain white cover, with no immediate indication of what the song's name was or who sang it.'

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jive_Talkin'

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3 hours ago, Paul R said:

I don't remember it being played, although I did hear that the Glitter Band, Makes You Blind, got spins at some venues.  Anyone confirm this?

 

Paul

I heard that was a mecca spin, definitely big in the New York clubs, paradise garage ect. 

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3 hours ago, Paul R said:

I don't remember it being played, although I did hear that the Glitter Band, Makes You Blind, got spins at some venues.  Anyone confirm this?

 

Paul

played at samanthas, a JV spin if I remember correctly

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I remember Makes You Blind along with I'm on Fire both being played at our local disco and treating them as ok to dance to, but I don't think I heard either at Wigan. Mind you with Joe 90 getting air time I'd fully expect those two to have done as well, even if only briefly before everyone moved on.

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1 hour ago, Seano said:

I remember Makes You Blind along with I'm on Fire both being played at our local disco and treating them as ok to dance to, but I don't think I heard either at Wigan. Mind you with Joe 90 getting air time I'd fully expect those two to have done as well, even if only briefly before everyone moved on.

I'm on fire instrumental was definitely played briefly until it hit the charts.

 

Paul

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3 hours ago, Happy Feet said:

Can't recall Jive Talkin but can remember 5000 Volts I'm On Fire getting spun in the main room at WC , a quick exit and into Mr Ms 

99% certain it got a spin at Blackpool Mecca as well

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On 24/12/2021 at 06:24, Blackpoolsoul said:

A retired one might. I played the Ovalteenies at the end of a gig once and it went down a treat 😇

I Remember Nev Wheery playing the Ovalteenies at Loughborough allniter in 76 - also got dancers.

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16 minutes ago, Mick Boyle said:

I Remember Nev Wheery playing the Ovalteenies at Loughborough allniter in 76 - also got dancers.

Damn , I wanted to be the first, but Nev (RIP) was my hero when I was young, so that is brilliant, thanks for making me smile and bringing a tear as well

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ref Ovalteenies - 3min 15 seconds in Goldmine / Canvey Island 76/77 thing yep?
 clip part of Mark Leckey's short film Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore

full view if probs here

 

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On 30/12/2021 at 12:59, Source said:

ref Ovalteenies - 3min 15 seconds in Goldmine / Canvey Island 76/77 thing yep?
 clip part of Mark Leckey's short film Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore

full view if probs here

 

I guess any scene has moments when it just steps out to have some fun and laugh at itself. Not sure that was fun but they seemed to be enjoying it....

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14 hours ago, Kenb said:

a good friend sent me this.

Now then...unless you heard it, and knew who it was (at the time) then it doesn't prove it was spun, BUT it does prove it was thought about.

If you were the DJ, would you put your hand up to playing it?

Wigan Bee Gee's.JPG

Hi Ken

I would be on top of Big Ben  shouting not guilty it was the Snake that made me do it.

ML

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Seems like people were keen to tie in Wigan to Saturday night fever. Wasn't there a common false rumor that Travolta went to station road to learn how to dance? When in actual fact it was Arthur mullard. 🤣🤣

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I heard it was Robert Stigwood who came to Wigan , liked what he saw (working class kids living for the weekend) but decided to give it a stateside setting. Makes more sense as Stigwood was a U.K resident. 

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6 minutes ago, John-o said:

I heard it was Robert Stigwood who came to Wigan , liked what he saw (working class kids living for the weekend) but decided to give it a stateside setting. Makes more sense as Stigwood was a U.K resident. 

Wrt Jive Talkin’, Not sure I get this? Jive Talkin’ was 1975, and Saturday Night Fever was 1978. It may well be Stig visited WC (although I doubt it).

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24 minutes ago, John-o said:

I heard it was Robert Stigwood who came to Wigan , liked what he saw (working class kids living for the weekend) but decided to give it a stateside setting. Makes more sense as Stigwood was a U.K resident. 

the below gives a different take 😉

(memory says there's a fair few more detailed articles on this origin story and the author online  )

Source material

Norman Wexler's screenplay was adapted from a 1976 New York magazine article by British writer Nik Cohn, "Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night". Although presented as an account of factual reporting, Cohn acknowledged in the mid-1990s that he fabricated most of the article.

A newcomer to the United States and a stranger to the disco lifestyle, Cohn was unable to make any sense of the subculture he had been assigned to write about; instead, the character who became Tony Manero was based on an English mod acquaintance of Cohn.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturday_Night_Fever

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I'm still sure I heard talk of it being played. Not sure if it was just a bullshite whisper that got blown up to a passed around story in the way that can happen. It doesn't need to have been at one of the nighters either.....I think the casino also had those mid-week things as well....although I never got to one.

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5 hours ago, Kenb said:

Wrt Jive Talkin’, Not sure I get this? Jive Talkin’ was 1975, and Saturday Night Fever was 1978. It may well be Stig visited WC (although I doubt it).

Fair point, it's just me confusing the two.  

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23 hours ago, Kenb said:

a good friend sent me this.

Now then...unless you heard it, and knew who it was (at the time) then it doesn't prove it was spun, BUT it does prove it was thought about.

If you were the DJ, would you put your hand up to playing it?

Wigan Bee Gee's.JPG

Just fake news. Somebody alleging they’ve done something, then linking that to a load of utter tosh as there never was any demand for Bee Gees songs on the northern soul scene, let alone at The Casino. Totally laughable. Just who was the faker who wrote this garbage?

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1 hour ago, Frankie Crocker said:

Just fake news. Somebody alleging they’ve done something, then linking that to a load of utter tosh as there never was any demand for Bee Gees songs on the northern soul scene, let alone at The Casino. Totally laughable. Just who was the faker who wrote this garbage?

you may be correct. I agree the Bee Gee's songs prior to Jive Talkin' were not in demand anywhere really between 1971'ish-1975. But can you be sure 'as an acetate of an unknown group' this didn't get played?

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On 24/12/2021 at 13:13, doublecookin said:

played at samanthas, a JV spin if I remember correctly

Don't forget...anything goes now at across the board nights...can we really criticise any "went" back in the day?

Ed

 

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1 hour ago, Tomangoes said:

Don't forget...anything goes now at across the board nights...can we really criticise any "went" back in the day?

Ed

 

It's a great uptempo funky little dancer, imho, Gary associations aside. didn't we have a thread on a Dooley's tracks a while back too.

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