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Does anybody out there remember LEICESTER ODFELLOWS allniter??

I can't believe the amount of people that look at me like i've lost the plot when i ask if they went there!!

Ok ..... lost the plot years ago ..... but this was a MASSIVE NITER & can't understand why nobody ever mentions it!

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Does anybody out there remember LEICESTER ODFELLOWS allniter??

I can't believe the amount of people that look at me like i've lost the plot when i ask if they went there!!

Ok ..... lost the plot years ago ..... but this was a MASSIVE NITER & can't understand why nobody ever mentions it!

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Just did in the previous post on here about looking for an old friend.

great venue, always got good crowds, and mixed the tunes up wonderfully. Also I could tell mum and dad I was going to a club run by the Reverend Tony Clayton !!

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Hippo sent me a copy of it, as mine has been half inched. Emotional one, it has a mate on there who was killed in a car accident. great to see him rush onto the floor when they start playing all that 70s stuff. As I am heading in the opposite direction. whistling.gif

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Also I could tell mum and dad I was going to a club run by the Reverend Tony Clayton !!

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The Rev. Tony Clayton is still DJing at the Parkway Club Peterborough and looks and sounds even more like a vicar/headmaster than ever.

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The Rev. Tony Clayton is still DJing at the Parkway Club Peterborough and looks and sounds even more like a vicar/headmaster than ever.

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HI MIKEY

THE ODDFELLOWS WOW WHATA NITER

THAT 2ND ANNIVERSARY ALL NITER ,ALONG WITH THE RIC TIC REVIEW AND MY 3 VISITS TO THE CASINO ARE THE BEST ALL NITERS IVE EVER BEEN TO

I ALWAYS RECOLLECT THIS MOMENT

THE FLOOR WAS RAMMED WHEN BRIAN RAE WAS ON AND HE PLAYED 'RIGHT TRACK' AND YOU JUST COULDNT DANCE AS EVEN MORE CRAMMED ONTO THE FLOOR

GREAT MEMORIES OF A FANTASTIC CLUB AGAINST ONLY APPRECIATED WHEN NO LONGER WITH US.

BY THE WAY IM THE GUY IN THE SNORKEL COAT WITH MY 'SOUL FIST' TO THE CAMERA!!

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HI MIKEY

THE ODDFELLOWS WOW WHATA NITER

THAT 2ND ANNIVERSARY ALL NITER ,ALONG WITH THE RIC TIC REVIEW AND MY 3 VISITS TO THE CASINO ARE THE BEST ALL NITERS IVE EVER BEEN TO

I ALWAYS RECOLLECT THIS MOMENT

THE FLOOR WAS RAMMED WHEN BRIAN RAE WAS ON AND HE PLAYED 'RIGHT TRACK' AND YOU JUST COULDNT DANCE AS EVEN MORE CRAMMED ONTO THE FLOOR

GREAT MEMORIES OF A FANTASTIC CLUB AGAINST ONLY APPRECIATED WHEN NO LONGER WITH US.

BY THE WAY  IM THE GUY IN THE SNORKEL COAT WITH MY 'SOUL FIST' TO THE CAMERA!!

LOL

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Can picture you really well.

I bumped into Graham from North Wales at Blackpool a couple of years ago, and he sorted out a little oddfellows reunion. Despite him saying he'd been off the scene for years, he still seemed to know everyone in the room.

Gonna have to watch the end again now, and laugh at you leaving.

:D

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Awesome nighters and a great venue. Central England Soul Club? Heart of England Soul Club? Can't remember...think I'm on that 2nd anniversary video dancing in dungarees, which used to give me nipple rash. Dancing even more like a twat than usual cos I'd broken my left big toe the weekend before and couldn't move properly.

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Does anybody out there remember LEICESTER ODFELLOWS allniter??

I can't believe the amount of people that look at me like i've lost the plot when i ask if they went there!!

Ok ..... lost the plot years ago ..... but this was a MASSIVE NITER & can't understand why nobody ever mentions it!

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I do Joan because i was the third person to join the CENTRAL England Soul Club, which organised the leicester niters.the first niter was held at a venue across the road from the Leicester bus station on my 21st birthday it was also my sis Viki's first niter as well.I think they only had a couple of dos there before moving to the Oddfellows venue,I agree, a very underated all-niter,btw bumped into Ally Mayer at the Kettering Dayer recently :lol: : :lol: Delx

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Does anybody out there remember LEICESTER ODFELLOWS allniter??

I can't believe the amount of people that look at me like i've lost the plot when i ask if they went there!!

Ok ..... lost the plot years ago ..... but this was a MASSIVE NITER & can't understand why nobody ever mentions it!

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I remember me Necky, Smudge and Nige went on a coach from Bishop's Stortford, via London Victoria to Leicester to go to that nighter and . . . . it had been cancelled!

Well miffed. Always remember this copper saying we'd be best off spending a night in the cells, cos with our Southern accents we'd be likely to get chinned on the streets of Leicester on a Saturday night at chucking out time!

Thankfully some other dudes we knew had rolled up in cars, so we went home with them and the high point was greasy grub at Watford Gap services :D

Central England Soul Club though remember it well, still have the membership somewhere. Loughborough Town Hall etc, Tommy Navaro played three times in one night :shades:

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God we were all a lot younger then!!! There's me and the rest of the Letchworth crew out on the floor, me talking about Little John 'Wait and See' with Keb behind the decks whilst Gary Rushbrookes on, Graham, Pottsy, Rob, Panda, Pickle, ah the list is endless - where are they all now? It really was a great club and alonside Stafford and the 100 was the only other one promoting the whole Sixties Newies thing. The video captures the atmosphere of the place but misses out on all the fun and the jokes etc etc - who can remember when Tony Clayton spun 'Blowing My Mind To Pieces' as we were forced to leave due to a bomb scare? Or the same evening as we were about to file down the stairs the same Rocking Rev' telling us that the police would be searching the bags and smiling as 100+ soulies headed straight for the toilets for an impromptu stop!!! Sadly not given a mention these days so I for one am glad to stand up and shout that i was there and yes, it was a great club!!! T-shirts with vests over the top, permed hair, loose women (ask Rob K about that!!!!!) just some of the things we will skip over for now :-))) Wiganer - is that you with the dark hair and the snorkel at the end of the video? (and by the way what a great finish to the video that is!!!!) If it is then i remember you!!!!

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It was brilliant, and in my opinion the atmosphere was better than Stafford, usually because Stafford was often only half full. I loved it, probably my favourite nighter.

Went to the revival night organised by Ally in memory of Tommo and Mud a few years back.

I have no idea why it hasn't been resurrected. :shades:

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It was brilliant, and in my opinion the atmosphere was better than Stafford, usually because Stafford was often only half full. I loved it, probably my favourite nighter.

Went to the revival night organised by Ally in memory of Tommo and Mud a few years back.

I have no idea why it hasn't been resurrected.  :shades:

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I think that the reason why there arent Leicester revivals, is because there arent that many tracks that people associate with being an 'Oddfellows sound'.

The clubs that are often celebrated at reunions have many clearly defined 'monsters'. Yate possibly suffers a similar problem. There are Yate and Leicester sounds, but not as many as say, Wigan Torch etc.

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Whilst on this subject of the sounds spun can I just say a big thumbs up to Adam who was always outstanding at the Oddfellows and certainly put me on the road to Modern heaven! J. Balckfoot, Kashiff, Steve Arrington to name but 3 that stick in the mind! The downstairs 6T's Newies room (as we called it) was always a great night and I wonder if the Rockin' Rev or Ally have the unedited video of the anniversary night still as that's something I'd love to have a copy of as so much must have been cut! Same with the Morecombe Pier one as well :-)

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J Blackfoot still one of my faves, as was Glenda Mcloed - No Stranger to love.

Was it Adam who was playing Marlena Shaw - I just want the feeling to last??

It must be from about that time. Dave Thorley showed me an album with the track on. I loved it at the time, but it never gets played anymore.

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Just did in the previous post on here about looking for an old friend.

great venue, always got good crowds, and mixed the tunes up wonderfully. Also I could tell mum and dad I was going to a club run by the Reverend Tony Clayton !!

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He djs at Peterborough, I remember him from way back too!!!

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Was it Adam who was playing Marlena Shaw - I just want the feeling to last??

It must be from about that time. Dave Thorley showed me an album with the track on. I loved it at the time, but it never gets played anymore.

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:D it was Adam & what a great tune it still gets played in my back bedroom :shades:

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:D it was Adam & what a great tune it still gets played in my back bedroom :shades:

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hi lou,you allright,i play my tunes anywhere round my house,no soul snobery round my end.mr backdoor,ken.

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Does anybody out there remember LEICESTER ODFELLOWS allniter??

I can't believe the amount of people that look at me like i've lost the plot when i ask if they went there!!

Ok ..... lost the plot years ago ..... but this was a MASSIVE NITER & can't understand why nobody ever mentions it!

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You didnt imagine it Joan, nor can I escape from the video evidence of my sporting a fine and dandy tash

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This was a MASSIVE NITER & can't understand why nobody ever mentions it!

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I adored the Nighter.I was a regular there from begining to end. Absolutely excellent venue and great DJ line up.

I've got a page dedicated to it on my website mate. http://www.soulechoes.co.uk/

You can straight to The Oddfellows page here:

http://ic0htsk00.ic24.net/soulechoes/Oddfellows.htm

So I heve definiteley not forgotten it...engrained in my memory forever!

Reckon this was The best nighter in the '80's along with Stafford TOTW.

Happy memories :rolleyes:

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Does anybody out there remember LEICESTER ODFELLOWS allniter??

I can't believe the amount of people that look at me like i've lost the plot when i ask if they went there!!

Ok ..... lost the plot years ago ..... but this was a MASSIVE NITER & can't understand why nobody ever mentions it!

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Joan,I still regard Oddfellows as one of the best venues ever,my first visit was for the 4th anniversary,2 halls if I remember.Can anybody remember Tony even had an anniversary cake for each anniversary and a first aid box.I visited quite a few CESC events about this time,and god bless the rev TC for meeting me off the train and giving me a lift so many times.Anybody remember that track Tony used to play The Lucky Charms "Tied To Your Heart" awesome,needs playin again.

Thank to all in this thread,brought back tons of great memories.

Andy Dennison

ps,Joan did you used to go to Allanton/Shotts. tongue.gif

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Wow oddfellas,what about the time i went from York with 20p,jumped train to sheffield,then persuaded a kindly bus driver,use too have them back then,to take 20 mile detour and drop us outside oddfellas,oh! dont forget the great card games behind the stage,with B Rae,Hockie,eileen and others,oh P Worrel,what happend to Phillip then anybody know,top geezer,hope he`s ok

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s,oh P Worrel,what happend to Phillip then anybody know,top geezer,hope he`s ok

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Hi Ken, think Caroline from Nottingham has heard from him recently, dont think he was doing too well last I heard, Caroline knows more.

Cheers

Jock

PS spot on with Phil being a top geezer.

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Hi Ken, think Caroline from Nottingham has heard from him recently, dont think he was doing too well last I heard, Caroline knows more.

Cheers

Jock

PS spot on with Phil being a top geezer.

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Cheers Jock,i for one hope thing turn round for him,and me while i`m at it,are we gonna` see you down the 100club this year,nice when good people come to the 100club like yourself. :shades: Ken

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I remember the Oddies stopping, I also remember oging to Notts "Pally" just after....one not so found memory of Notts was the local "grease" pulling up and asking "wots the party" :D and failing to understand what we were queuing for.

Which was the CESC night when Soulie from Nuneaton won the dance competition - was it the 5th anniversary?

He also made a nice cover for a Kent album I think!

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I remember the Oddies stopping, I also remember oging to Notts "Pally" just after....one not so found memory of Notts was the local "grease" pulling up and asking "wots the party" thumbsup.gif   and failing to understand what we were queuing for.

Which was the CESC night when Soulie from Nuneaton won the dance competition - was it the 5th anniversary?

He also made a nice cover for a Kent album I think!

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brilliant nighters remember travelling over from walsall with rod,daz,pickle,jason,thommo,micky and barber jackie andsue steve haines et al,remember john pughs incredulous look when he caught me dancing to ronnie dysons lady in red,as i was strictly oldies back in the day.happy times :ohmy:

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Does anybody out there remember LEICESTER ODFELLOWS allniter??

I can't believe the amount of people that look at me like i've lost the plot when i ask if they went there!!

Ok ..... lost the plot years ago ..... but this was a MASSIVE NITER & can't understand why nobody ever mentions it!

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yes as a young leicester lad at the time -- it was put on by ali (market record seller) and it was a very good nite for as long as it was on--remember lots of blueys and behind the stage.....funny my brother had his wed reception there in 2000

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yes as a young leicester lad at the time -- it was put on by ali (market record seller) and it was a very good nite for as long as it was on--remember lots of blueys and  behind the stage.....funny my brother had his wed reception there in 2000

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Hey Daz,

Bloody hell..... fancy meeting you here!!

Hope you are well .... and Jo?

Loads,

Joan

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Just did in the previous post on here about looking for an old friend.

great venue, always got good crowds, and mixed the tunes up wonderfully. Also I could tell mum and dad I was going to a club run by the Reverend Tony Clayton !!

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I'd love a copy of the 2nd Anniversary video if anyone is willing to copy it - I'll pay of course... am on it looking ridiculous (I remember thinking that then, Christ knows how bad I will look now :D )

Remember getting legged by skinheads that night and a group kicking a load of scooters over.

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I'd love a copy of the 2nd Anniversary video if anyone is willing to copy it - I'll pay of course... am on it looking ridiculous (I remember thinking that then, Christ knows how bad I will look now :D )

I transferred the video to DVD, but can't find it at the moment I'll do you a copy when I find it. Gave a copy to 'in town Mikey' & the 'Big O' last year, so presume it plays OK. I can't copy the original video tape though ( don't know where that is either)

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That would be most gracious of you Sir - of course I will recompense you fully for your time and bother. :D

B!

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Hi Joan never missed an oddfellows ,are you originally from luton by any chance.

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Im new to this forum lark so ill expand on my leicester memories. We used to travel from worcester/pershore Ginge, Little John ,and myself .A shout out to the cheltenham lot julie, Bev , Ricky Brown,Myles, Graham and Debbie. My regards to Curly, Tommo and Sandy , John Begni and the rest of the nottingham crew. A special mention to Mark im the one in the snorkel parker Freeman from nuneaton how are ya mate. I also was in the 2nd anniversary video with tommo, curly,Potsy et al in the dance competition, im the one in the grey Grandad shirt nearly oding to "time", im also caught having a stomp to Gladys Knights The Stranger.Anyone remember the fight withthe skinheads whlst in the queue to get in. Favorite sounds Ray Charles No Doctor, Bobby Hebb You want to change me. A quick hello to Jon Buck and Sue remember me from Yate and Leighton buzzard Regards Davec

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Im new to this forum lark so ill expand on my leicester memories. We used to travel from worcester/pershore Ginge, Little John ,and myself .A shout out to the cheltenham lot julie, Bev , Ricky Brown,Myles, Graham and Debbie. My regards to Curly, Tommo and Sandy , John Begni and the rest of the nottingham crew. A special mention to Mark im the one in the snorkel parker Freeman from nuneaton  how are ya mate. I also was in the 2nd anniversary video with tommo, curly,Potsy et al in the dance competition, im the one in the grey Grandad shirt nearly oding to "time", im also caught having a stomp to Gladys Knights The Stranger.Anyone remember the fight withthe skinheads whlst in the queue to get in. Favorite sounds Ray Charles No Doctor, Bobby Hebb You want to change me. A quick hello to Jon Buck and Sue remember me from Yate and Leighton buzzard Regards Davec

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Hi dave

Maybe we know each other to look at? I'm originally from Dursley, and used to go to Yate, Leicester, Wheelrights, Roundabout etc. I bet we do.

Do you still go anywhere? I've just started going to Saracens in Cheltenham, since moving back over this way(ish). Top night.

I'm also in the 2nd anniversary video. Dancing a few times, and I'm one of the 5 lads walking into the sunrise in the morning as the video ends. I'm carrying the Rufus Lumley LP with Stronger than me, on.

Mikey

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yes as a young leicester lad at the time -- it was put on by ali (market record seller) and it was a very good nite for as long as it was on--remember lots of blueys and  behind the stage.....funny my brother had his wed reception there in 2000

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Is that Daz D? If so, are u not still a young Leicester Lad? Where you based nowadays? sorry, only recently joined and seeing a lot of old names popping up!

Time Flys! Thought all the old crowd had disappeared....

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  Thought all the old crowd had disappeared....

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"NO" just got fatter,and dafter!! :no:

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"NO" just got fatter,and dafter!! :thumbsup:

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Do I know you? From reading some of your stuff you seem to have been there around the time I was most? Sorry memory a bit blurry since those days! I sometimes see faces around and think 'I know you' but the names usually escape me and I can't pluck up the courage to speak! Actually memory a bit blurry since last week come to think of it! People usually come up and say they recognize me because of my dancing (surely can't be that bad!) :dance:

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P Worrel,what happend to Phillip then anybody know,top geezer,hope he`s ok

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Hi Ken, just reading through this ... obviously a bit late ... but then I always am!!! I was actually talking about Phil the other week on the way to Soulsville and apparently he ain't too good :unsure: Last heard of he was sleeping rough - I just can't believe this ... I know he was off his head but a smart guy all the same and held down a good job/home etc for a long time. Very sad if this is true ... used to have a ball with Phil .. mad as a hatter but no harm to anyone :thumbsup:

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i have pics of curly and tommo in alfreton dance competion 97,there also on the videos not seen the pair of them out for a few years now,pottsy was going to the palais the odd time untill it closed again

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Hey Joan!! How you doing girl? How's my lovely man? Any news on next op yet?

Have you heard anything about Phil Worrall lately? I also heard not nice bits about Oz (aka Oz and Hayley) ... what's happened to all these good old folk?!!! Obviously when they left the scene they lost more than just the music :thumbsup:

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Hi Ken, just reading through this ... obviously a bit late ... but then I always am!!!  I was actually talking about Phil the other week on the way to Soulsville and apparently he ain't too good  :D   Last heard of he was sleeping rough - I just can't believe this ... I know he was off his head but a smart guy all the same and held down a good job/home etc for a long time.  Very sad if this is true ... used to have a ball with Phil .. mad as a hatter but no harm to anyone  :unsure:

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Way things are going at the mo! down here i might be joining him :thumbsup: ,hope not,like i said i hope things get better for him :D

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Is that Daz D? If so, are u not still a young Leicester Lad?  Where you based nowadays?  sorry, only recently joined and seeing a lot of old names popping up! 

Time Flys!  Thought all the old crowd had disappeared....

:wicked:

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I'm Daz Dakin if that helps aka daz and Marina remember you very well,me still in leicester.

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Hey Joan!! How you doing girl?  How's my lovely man?  Any news on next op yet?

Have you heard anything about Phil Worrall lately?  I also heard not nice bits about Oz (aka Oz and Hayley) ... what's happened to all these good old folk?!!!  Obviously when they left the scene they lost more than just the music  :lol:

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Dont know about Oz, darling but Hayley is fine,last saw her a few weeks ago at OUATIW production and soul night in Coventry. :wicked: Del x

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I was a 'mature student' in Leicester in 80/81 and knew Ali from his record stall. Didn't Oddfellows kick off at the Saracen's Head in the middle of town? I remember Rev Tony & Ali DJing there. Rough town late at night but great beer.

SLIM

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I was a 'mature student' in Leicester in 80/81 and knew Ali from his record stall. Didn't Oddfellows kick off at the Saracen's Head in the middle of town? I remember Rev Tony & Ali DJing there. Rough town late at night but great beer.

SLIM

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Yes it did, soul nights every other Monday back in the very early 80s, i myself moved to Leicester three weeks after the Casino's 1st 'final ' niter to attend the local college there,i got to know Phyl, Ali's ex wife and her sister Justine along with Tracy, who always had a different hairstyle every single time we all went to any soul dos together, i think it was one of the few times i actually went around with a group of female soulies unsure.gif Delx

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