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can anyone explain what this means lost years of the 1980s

myself and my friends on the scence from leicester/northampton/loughborough /etc spend most and i main most wekenda; all weekend.. at venuse such as stafford, mexborough,leicester, bradfrord, manchester, scotland, london,herne bay and many many more for a period of 8 years 1982-1990 we attended every weeknd some venue or other both nites....these were some of the best years of my life... i meet my wife there an old yate and wigan gal from stroud... we knew sue, mol,adam tomo, pete, brain ray, dave evison, guy gilly,keb. and big shout to everone not mentioned..60's soul rules for ever... these were exciting times for 60's soul and northern

so i would love to hear why its is called the "lost years"... the only thing that was lost was the amount of braincells

also we were young in our teens/twenties...i attended leighton buzzard reunion last year... is everone that old now????... i put this down to raving which stated 88-90 and this attracted young people... and ourselves but that a different story

hi to ady cros and david thorley i see you names on here

daz and jo say hi

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LOST YEARS COULD BE A REFFERENCE TO THE FACT THAT ONLY 300-400 HARDCORE PEOPLE WERE INVOLVED WITH THE SCENE THEN ,IT MAY BE A TERM FROM THE OTHER 5000 OR SO THAT WERE LISTENING TO SPANDAU BALLET AND BRINING UP BABY LOL.BEST YEARS FOR ME MAINLY BECAUSE I WAS IN MY EARLY TWENTIES AND HAD SUCH GREAT FUN MEETING WONDERFUL COMMITTED PEOPLE!

BAZ A :thumbsup:

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can anyone explain what this means lost years of the 1980s

myself and my friends on the scence from leicester/northampton/loughborough /etc spend most and i main most wekenda; all weekend.. at venuse such as stafford, mexborough,leicester, bradfrord, manchester, scotland, london,herne bay and many many more for a period of 8 years 1982-1990 we attended every weeknd some venue or other both nites....these were some of the best years of my life... i meet my wife there an old yate and wigan gal from stroud... we knew sue, mol,adam tomo, pete, brain ray, dave evison, guy gilly,keb. and big shout to everone not mentioned..60's soul rules for ever... these were exciting times for 60's soul and northern

so i would love to hear why its is called the "lost years"... the only thing that was lost was the amount of braincells

also we were young in our teens/twenties...i attended leighton buzzard reunion last year... is everone that old now????... i put this down to raving which stated 88-90 and this attracted young people... and ourselves but that a different story

hi to ady cros and david thorley i see you names on here

daz and jo say hi

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yes same sentiments here mate!

missed out 60s and 70s but from 81 onwards been 26 years of fantastic northern soul!!

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Hi Daz, how you and Jo doing? Still in Lestoh?

This site is the anti-dote to the "Northern didn't happen in the 80s" revisionists. One of the moderators Simsy started a thread that eventually listed 100s of great venues from the era so we've established how great it was to ba a part of it then. And like you I'm grateful that others can remember bits of it better than me.

cheers

ady

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LOST YEARS COULD BE A REFFERENCE TO THE FACT THAT ONLY 300-400 HARDCORE PEOPLE WERE INVOLVED WITH THE SCENE THEN ,IT MAY BE A TERM FROM THE OTHER 5000 OR SO THAT WERE LISTENING TO SPANDAU BALLET AND BRINING UP BABY LOL.BEST YEARS FOR ME MAINLY BECAUSE I WAS IN MY EARLY TWENTIES AND HAD SUCH GREAT FUN MEETING WONDERFUL COMMITTED PEOPLE!

BAZ A :thumbsup:

I would say more than that hardcore Baz, but probably short of 1,000.

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the only time I usually see the term lost years or wilderness years of the 80's is from those who weren't there. I went to two all-nighters a weekend along with soul nights and all dayers during the 80's and like you Daz some of the best times of my life making some lifelong friendships along the way!!!! Many of the venues back then boasted healthy attendances, some not so healthy but thats no different to these days.

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yes same sentiments here mate!

missed out 60s and 70s but from 81 onwards been 26 years of fantastic northern soul!!

[/quote same for me and love it more now than ever before

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Got to agree with chalky there were loads of venues going at the time least of all the tracky club in Barnsley which was a weekly venue (Un -heard of now) which got healthy attendences with people from all over the country (if my memory serves me well a certain Mr Croadsdall ventured up here to the chilly north one night) i may add It ran weekly for 15 years never missed a weekend (780 nights could possibly hold a record for the longest amounts of nights a soul venue ran), we also had to endure chalkys spots :thumbsup: only joking.

Geeoooordie

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the only time I usually see the term lost years or wilderness years of the 80's is from those who weren't there. I went to two all-nighters a weekend along with soul nights and all dayers during the 80's and like you Daz some of the best times of my life making some lifelong friendships along the way!!!! Many of the venues back then boasted healthy attendances, some not so healthy but thats no different to these days.

100% bang on the mark Chalky.

Always makes me smile when I hear people ignoring a key period of this scenes history like there was nothin happening until they returned :thumbsup:laugh.gif

can anyone post the link to the topic from yonks ago where we listed some of wilderness years venues, read it and weep :D

Oh, hey up Daz. Bernie from Notts here

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Got to agree with chalky there were loads of venues going at the time least of all the tracky club in Barnsley which was a weekly venue (Un -heard of now) which got healthy attendences with people from all over the country (if my memory serves me well a certain Mr Croadsdall ventured up here to the chilly north one night) i may add It ran weekly for 15 years never missed a weekend (780 nights could possibly hold a record for the longest amounts of nights a soul venue ran), we also had to endure chalkys spots laugh.gif only joking.

Geeoooordie

:thumbsup::D don't forget the dayers, and the Tuesday night sessions held there in the last couple of years it was running.

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can anyone explain what this means lost years of the 1980s

myself and my friends on the scence from leicester/northampton/loughborough /etc spend most and i main most wekenda; all weekend.. at venuse such as stafford, mexborough,leicester, bradfrord, manchester, scotland, london,herne bay and many many more for a period of 8 years 1982-1990 we attended every weeknd some venue or other both nites....these were some of the best years of my life... i meet my wife there an old yate and wigan gal from stroud... we knew sue, mol,adam tomo, pete, brain ray, dave evison, guy gilly,keb. and big shout to everone not mentioned..60's soul rules for ever... these were exciting times for 60's soul and northern

so i would love to hear why its is called the "lost years"... the only thing that was lost was the amount of braincells

also we were young in our teens/twenties...i attended leighton buzzard reunion last year... is everone that old now????... i put this down to raving which stated 88-90 and this attracted young people... and ourselves but that a different story

hi fella

probably called the lost years because these were the years when most everyone left the soul scene. returning in about the year 2000. they wern't lost to some of us because we never left it :thumbsup:

hi to ady cros and david thorley i see you names on here

daz and jo say hi

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sorry my post got lost in the above thread....i'm sure you can find it :thumbsup:

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The 80's were absolutely wonderful times for the Northern scene. Some of the top sounds EVER were brought to the fore in the 80's.

Great people, great music, great venues. I wish I was that "lost" again. Don't think I'd have the energy these days though.

Phil

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:thumbsup:tongue.gif don't forget the dayers, and the Tuesday night sessions held there in the last couple of years it was running.

I actually missed the dayers as i had to work at my lousy job i had at the time

actually events at the tracky could have been 800 wow so the scene was alive and kicking thanks to derek greenhoff, bub and the likes of yourself who djayed there & kept it fairly bouyant, (i did get sick of freddie houstons soft walking though at 9:15pm could set me clock by it :D )

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I actually missed the dayers as i had to work at my lousy job i had at the time

actually events at the tracky could have been 800 wow so the scene was alive and kicking thanks to derek greenhoff, bub and the likes of yourself who djayed there & kept it fairly bouyant, (i did get sick of freddie houstons soft walking though at 9:15pm could set me clock by it tongue.gif )

That'll be Derek I think, sure my mate sold it to him :thumbsup: I never played it there.

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I have nothing but good things to say about most of the 80s - starting with the unforgattable 6Ts nights at West Hampstead (best club ever, best time ever), ending and going into the very early 1990s with the golden era of Modern Soul and all it entailed (look away now, Pete), Alex Lowes' weekenders when they were aimed predominatly at soul fans and where everyone felt like they were part of something special, Horsell on a Wednesday night with Steve Hobbs and a weekly rotation of guests (not to mention some of the most brilliant all-dayers ever put on by anyone, any time or anywhere), the likes of Lew Kirton and Johnny Bristol playing at small London venues, wonderfully appreciative turnouts at Sidedoor Soul and similar nights all over the south, the last truly great Caister weekender with Lenny Williams and Richard 'Can't Stop Loving You' Rogers, , there was so much good stuff going on all the time that we must have taken much of it for granted.

It wasn't all great, but there's very little about the 80s that I'd like to lose from a soul fan's point of view....

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The 80's is when the UK Soul scene came of age.

The 'pop' fans and fashion victims that came along in the mid 70's had, by then, come and gone.

Rotherham Clifton Hall, Cleethorpes Winter Gardens, Bradford Queens Hall, Warrington Parr Hall, Stafford TOTW (and more) kept things going for the Soul fans who stayed.

New blood came along who were genuinely interested in the music rather than because it was the 'new big thing' (because it wasn't)... and playlists became broader, more interesting, more diverse and (IMO) more Soulful.

Great decade, great years, great times (that, sadly, so many people missed).

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Sean

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maybe not so many people but just as many new sounds, in this decade of the scene and some are still only known by a few :thumbsup:

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maybe not so many people but just as many new sounds, in this decade of the scene and some are still only known by a few :thumbsup:

The 80s was a great decade as others have said. It's the 70s boys and gals who got married and left the scene who refer to it as the 'lost decade'. To me it was a very exciting decade soul scene wise.

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I would say more than that hardcore Baz, but probably short of 1,000.

There were a good 200+ active on the scottish scene at that time. With our friends from down south used to get great attendances at Crown Hotel , Thornton / Glenrothes ymca and then Allanton. Not forgetting the Arbroath niters and quite a few others. Twas a very healthy and progressive scene at that time.

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I agree it was the time when the 200000 kids who passed through the doors of the Casino and other 1970s venues were getting married, starting families etc. I was one of them.

It was also the same time that Northern and Jazz Funk went seperate ways, so another reason for the 'lost years' reference.

Record prices died, and the scene shrunk.

Thats not to say it died in any way but in reality the conveyor belt of traditional new material slowed down and was enhanced by diversity.

It must be said though that some of the discoveries in the 80s, have been claimed as already known about in the 70s but were not good enough to get the exposure they deserved due to the number of records discovered then.

In any case, its history now and the scene is probably bigger now that ever before.

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Sorry but i missed out the 80s in my Soul Life,excuse...had 3 kids to raise!! F..kin hard too thanx to Thatcher..talk about yuppies and loads a money.. laugh.gif:thumbsup:

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daz and jo say hi

That wouldn't be Daz Morris from Leicester would it?

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Sorry but i missed out the 80s in my Soul Life,excuse...had 3 kids to raise!! F..kin hard too thanx to Thatcher..talk about yuppies and loads a money.. :hypo::rolleyes:

Well I was around, but did neglect the 60s a bit too much in favour of 70s 80s and I do regret that.

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Hi Daz and Jo of course,

Yeah great times were'nt they - I know we did'nt share exactly the same musical tastes but it did'nt stop us spending a lot of time together! The best of times. I reckon Guy's 50th on the 3rd is going to be a bit of a reunion for the "lost generation" - hope to see you there?

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can anyone explain what this means lost years of the 1980s

What about the lost years since 1975 When i went my first nighter :rolleyes:

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my older brother done the 70s where i came along in the 80s...every 3 weeks i was on a scooter rally where they had all nighters with live acts such as edwin starr mary wells,eddie holman and jj barnes and the biggest numbers ever ,sadly now the nites seem to finish at 2 !..but in between that we had regular "back st "soul nites in norwich aswell as the fleet and wirrina in peterborough...

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my older brother done the 70s where i came along in the 80s...every 3 weeks i was on a scooter rally where they had all nighters with live acts such as edwin starr mary wells,eddie holman and jj barnes and the biggest numbers ever ,sadly now the nites seem to finish at 2 !..but in between that we had regular "back st "soul nites in norwich aswell as the fleet and wirrina in peterborough...

I remember at least one all-nighter in Norwich back in the 80's, at the University. Think Ozzie got into a bit of trouble for messing with some talk :rolleyes::hypo:

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so i would love to hear why its is called the "lost years"... the only thing that was lost was the amount of braincells

Hi Daz,

Ady is right, we had an 8 page thread on this very subject a couple of years back. '1980's Northern Low Point ..., Or Was It?' Thread includes a comprehensive list of 80's venues. https://www.soul-source.co.uk/index.p...ic=10144&hl=

Welcome to Soul Source btw, if you could post a hello shout in the intro section I'd be grateful. :rolleyes:

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i tentatively took my first steps onto the niter scene in the early 80's cut my soul teeth on the likes of TOTW...jamaica club in glos ( that was a dive lol )...of course the 100 club...a couple of those alldayers that popped up at yate leisure centre...bradford queens hall...etc etc...for me it was a good time and a break from all the 100mph stuff that had gone before...i even went to a niter in aberdeen whilst living up that way for a bit...leicester n hinckley...station hotel in donny....crowle...thorne loadsa venues.......so for me it did not die away and like has been mentioned before those that were there at the start of it all were busy having kids and mortgages etc.....i do remember £20 being a lot to pay for a record laugh.gif ...and knew i was on the slippery slope of a collector when the price increased to £50 and i didnt bat an eyelid....

fond memories indeed...made many friends some of whom i havent laid eyes on since the 80's....but i do have some dodgy pics of karen mc hugh ( wigley )....and a few more peeps with terrible 80's hairdos...remember that mushroom perm thingy???.... :lol:

lost years my arse :lol:

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The 80's is when the UK Soul scene came of age.

The 'pop' fans and fashion victims that came along in the mid 70's had, by then, come and gone.

Rotherham Clifton Hall, Cleethorpes Winter Gardens, Bradford Queens Hall, Warrington Parr Hall, Stafford TOTW (and more) kept things going for the Soul fans who stayed.

New blood came along who were genuinely interested in the music rather than because it was the 'new big thing' (because it wasn't)... and playlists became broader, more interesting, more diverse and (IMO) more Soulful.

Great decade, great years, great times (that, sadly, so many people missed).

:lol:

Sean

Absolutely Sean

Those were wicked venues - there were more than three hundred rammed into Clifton Hall! The best soul times of my life - wonderful music, wonderful crowd. There was also some great nights and Leics Odd Fellows and Loughborough Town Hall - amongst others.

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I remember at least one all-nighter in Norwich back in the 80's, at the University. Think Ozzie got into a bit of trouble for messing with some talk :lol::lol:

Remember it well, it was with that big guy from Cumbria, i had to jump in and break it up. It was the night after the tv cameras were at Horwich. Did a double that weekend, Horwich to Norwich in a MK1 Escort with a bunch of messy heads. What a journey. Happy days.

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remember that mushroom perm thingy???.... :lol:

Much as it hurts to say I had a Mushroom Perm Thingy :lol::unsure:ph34r.gif Along with a Mullet (permed at back), wedge, bob and pony tail. Not all at the same time.

I am a guilty of crimes against hair fashion :lol::D

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Hi Daz,

Ady is right, we had an 8 page thread on this very subject a couple of years back. '1980's Northern Low Point ..., Or Was It?' Thread includes a comprehensive list of 80's venues. https://www.soul-source.co.uk/index.p...ic=10144&hl=

:lol:

here's the final list you pulled together Simsy of the "non events" that happened in those darkest days :lol: I still think we could add to this

100 Club

78 Club (Letchworth)

Aberdeen Music Hall

Abraham Moss

Alfreton Leisure Centre Allnighters

Arbroath Smokeys

Assembly Rooms (Derby)

Astoria - Roundhay Road

Barnsley - Port Cullis

Barrow

Belle View Nighters

Bensons (Bradford)

Bilston Miners Wellfare (Scotland)

Blackburn

Broken Wheel (Retford)

Bubbles (Leicester)

Burnley

Burton-on-Trent

Capones (Rotherham)

Carlton Inn Morecombe

Carlton Soul Club (Normanton)

Carousel Manchester

Castaways (Rushden/Bedford

Chapel All-nighter (Rotherham)

Charlie's Barn (Beeston)

Chesterfield "Winding Wheel"

Civic Hall Brighouse

Clifton Hall

Co-Op Rooms

Cotton's-Stockport

Coventry

Cricketers Wigan

Crown Hotel (Thornton)

Darlington

Drill Hall (Lincoln)

Droylesden

Dunstable

Edinburgh Queens Hall

Eddlestone (Doncaster)

Empress Ballroom (Mexborough)

Fife

Fleetwood

Function at the Junction

Fusion (Chesterfield)

Glenrothes YMCA

Gloucester Jamaica Club

Gloucester Leisure Centre (Cambridge Suite)

Halifax Civic Hall

Hammersmith Palais

Herringthorpe Leisure Centre

Highwaymans Holt

Hinckley

Hoist (Connisborough)

Ilford Palais

Jaspers

Keele

Kelsey Kerridge

Kings Hall (Stoke)

KGB (Sheffield)

Leeds Allnighter

Leicester

Leighton Buzzard

Leven

Lichfield Leisure Centre

Londoner Tracky Club

Loughborough

Mansfield Leisure Centre

Market Harborough Leisure Centre

Market Tavern (Crowle)

Masboro All nighters (Rotherham)

Masonic Hall (Blackburn)

Matlock Bath Pavillion

Morecambe

Mr V's (Leeds)

Mucky Duck (Mansfield)

Newbury Soul Club

Newcastle

North Park (Kettering)

Notts Palais All dayers

Olde English Matlock

Paddocks Club (London)

Papa Luigis Peterborough

Parr Hall (Warrington)

Peterborough

Queens Hall Bradford

Razzmatazz Club (Brierly Hill)

Rebels Sheffield

Redbrook Hotel (Rotherham)

Reflections (Leicester)

Ripley Soul Nights

Rock City (Notts)

Romeo & Juliets All dayers (Hull)

Romeo & Juliets (Sheffield)

Rotherham Clifton Hall

Saltergate Club (Chesterfield)

Scarborough (Rudies)

Seventh Heaven (Doncaster)

Sheffield

Sherwood Rooms Nottingham

Shotts Allenton Miners Welfare

Sloski's

Snaith (Selby)

Soul Cellar - Harlow

Southport Weekenders

St Ives

Stafford

Stamford

Stardens (Newent)

Starlight 2001 Club (Leicester)

Swan Hotel Mansfield

Swanage Allnighter

TAC Yarmouth Weekenders

TAMDHU (Bannockburn)

Take 2 Sheffield

The '81 Soul Club

The Outrigger (Birmingham)

The Phoenix

The Roundabout (Gloucester)

Thorne Canal Tavern

Three Cups - Chelmsford

Tiffanys (Wigan/Sheffield/Rotherham)

Todmorden All dayers

Torksey

Trotters Mansfield

Tudor Barn Warsop

Turn-Ups - Nether Edge

Turn-Ups (Sheffield)

Twisted Wheel 87

Ukrainian Club (Nottingham)

Warehouse Sheffield

Warrington

Wheel Inn (Scone)

Whitchurch

White Horse Putney

Wigan Casino

Winding Wheel (Chesterfield)

Windmill Assembly Rooms

Winter Gardens (Cleethorpes)

Wirrina

Worcester Leisure Centre

Worksop Leisure Centre

Worksop Town

Yate

YMCA - Chelmsford

Zingari Club (Long Eaton)

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here's the final list you pulled together Simsy of the "non events" that happened in those darkest days :lol: I still think we could add to this

You could be right mate.

Thanks for posting. :lol:

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Agree withBaz 100% hs to the origin of the term, namely compared to the 70's the 80's were really only around 900 hardcore travelling all over the country, not the lack of venues etcas, because as we can all see above, there were many great clubs at the time.

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Much as it hurts to say I had a Mushroom Perm Thingy laugh.gif:lol::lol: Along with a Mullet (permed at back), wedge, bob and pony tail. Not all at the same time.

I am a guilty of crimes against hair fashion :lol::D

wernt we all byrney :D i remember your mushroom perm matey, you were like king charles spaniel !

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thank you to your replies i thought i had been wasting my youth

so let have no more of this bo"!!cks the eighties were mean and keen if you weren't there then tough S*** you missed a magic time

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Agree withBaz 100% hs to the origin of the term, namely compared to the 70's the 80's were really only around 900 hardcore travelling all over the country, not the lack of venues etcs, because as we can all see above, there were many great clubs at the time.

but there are less than 900 travelling soulies now?

There were more travelling soulies back in the 80's than there is now IMHO. There's probably a hardcore of 300, 400 tops who regularly do all-nighters. The rest come out of the woodwork for the one off and occasional all-nighters.

The scene today isn't as healthy as it's made out to be IMHO, playlists are the same at many venues, it's an ageing scene with very few youngsters and many venues far from full.

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here's the final list you pulled together Simsy of the "non events" that happened in those darkest days :lol: I still think we could add to this

100 Club

78 Club (Letchworth)

Aberdeen Music Hall

Abraham Moss

Alfreton Leisure Centre Allnighters

Arbroath Smokeys

Assembly Rooms (Derby)

Astoria - Roundhay Road

Barnsley - Port Cullis

Barrow

Belle View Nighters

Bensons (Bradford)

Bilston Miners Wellfare (Scotland)

Blackburn

Broken Wheel (Retford)

Bubbles (Leicester)

Burnley

Burton-on-Trent

Capones (Rotherham)

Carlton Inn Morecombe

Carlton Soul Club (Normanton)

Carousel Manchester

Castaways (Rushden/Bedford

Chapel All-nighter (Rotherham)

Charlie's Barn (Beeston)

Chesterfield "Winding Wheel"

Civic Hall Brighouse

Clifton Hall

Co-Op Rooms

Cotton's-Stockport

Coventry

Cricketers Wigan

Crown Hotel (Thornton)

Darlington

Drill Hall (Lincoln)

Droylesden

Dunstable

Edinburgh Queens Hall

Eddlestone (Doncaster)

Empress Ballroom (Mexborough)

Fife

Fleetwood

Function at the Junction

Fusion (Chesterfield)

Glenrothes YMCA

Gloucester Jamaica Club

Gloucester Leisure Centre (Cambridge Suite)

Halifax Civic Hall

Hammersmith Palais

Herringthorpe Leisure Centre

Highwaymans Holt

Hinckley

Hoist (Connisborough)

Ilford Palais

Jaspers

Keele

Kelsey Kerridge

Kings Hall (Stoke)

KGB (Sheffield)

Leeds Allnighter

Leicester

Leighton Buzzard

Leven

Lichfield Leisure Centre

Londoner Tracky Club

Loughborough

Mansfield Leisure Centre

Market Harborough Leisure Centre

Market Tavern (Crowle)

Masboro All nighters (Rotherham)

Masonic Hall (Blackburn)

Matlock Bath Pavillion

Morecambe

Mr V's (Leeds)

Mucky Duck (Mansfield)

Newbury Soul Club

Newcastle

North Park (Kettering)

Notts Palais All dayers

Olde English Matlock

Paddocks Club (London)

Papa Luigis Peterborough

Parr Hall (Warrington)

Peterborough

Queens Hall Bradford

Razzmatazz Club (Brierly Hill)

Rebels Sheffield

Redbrook Hotel (Rotherham)

Reflections (Leicester)

Ripley Soul Nights

Rock City (Notts)

Romeo & Juliets All dayers (Hull)

Romeo & Juliets (Sheffield)

Rotherham Clifton Hall

Saltergate Club (Chesterfield)

Scarborough (Rudies)

Seventh Heaven (Doncaster)

Sheffield

Sherwood Rooms Nottingham

Shotts Allenton Miners Welfare

Sloski's

Snaith (Selby)

Soul Cellar - Harlow

Southport Weekenders

St Ives

Stafford

Stamford

Stardens (Newent)

Starlight 2001 Club (Leicester)

Swan Hotel Mansfield

Swanage Allnighter

TAC Yarmouth Weekenders

TAMDHU (Bannockburn)

Take 2 Sheffield

The '81 Soul Club

The Outrigger (Birmingham)

The Phoenix

The Roundabout (Gloucester)

Thorne Canal Tavern

Three Cups - Chelmsford

Tiffanys (Wigan/Sheffield/Rotherham)

Todmorden All dayers

Torksey

Trotters Mansfield

Tudor Barn Warsop

Turn-Ups - Nether Edge

Turn-Ups (Sheffield)

Twisted Wheel 87

Ukrainian Club (Nottingham)

Warehouse Sheffield

Warrington

Wheel Inn (Scone)

Whitchurch

White Horse Putney

Wigan Casino

Winding Wheel (Chesterfield)

Windmill Assembly Rooms

Winter Gardens (Cleethorpes)

Wirrina

Worcester Leisure Centre

Worksop Leisure Centre

Worksop Town

Yate

YMCA - Chelmsford

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Sloskis and the Carousel were the same place (just a different name)...so that's one less...maybe it wasn't so busy in the 80s after all...ha ha only kidding! I was out every weekend either on the Mod Scene or an all niter :lol:

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Sloskis and the Carousel were the same place (just a different name)...so that's one less...maybe it wasn't so busy in the 80s after all...ha ha only kidding! I was out every weekend either on the Mod Scene or an all niter :lol:

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I have nothing but good things to say about most of the 80s - starting with the unforgattable 6Ts nights at West Hampstead (best club ever, best time ever)

Bestest bestest club ever, bestest djs, bestest everything....but that's just my humble opinion. My soul scene days ended around '83-84 and started again in '98 so it's a bit like having soul dementia....I sort of remember the early part but the rest is a blank :lol: Looks like I missed loads - bugger :lol: Jo

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Well I thought we might get a few more responses from all you Soul fans who took a holiday during the 80s (may I add for very valid reasons). Or for some of you is that a period wiped from your history books and just isnt that valid :wicked::sleep3:

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Well I thought we might get a few more responses from all you Soul fans who took a holiday during the 80s (may I add for very valid reasons). Or for some of you is that a period wiped from your history books and just isnt that valid :P:wicked:

Why should we bother to spoil your self congratulatory thread wicked.gifwicked.gif:sleep3:

In fact I came back at the tail end of the eighties, and from my point of view it was just as exciting as the Seventies because I had all those wonderful, soulful records to discover that had been played during my 'holiday'.

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Why should we bother to spoil your self congratulatory thread :wicked::P:sleep3:

In fact I came back at the tail end of the eighties, and from my point of view it was just as exciting as the Seventies because I had all those wonderful, soulful records to discover that had been played during my 'holiday'.

So you missed Stafford Dave ?

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A couple of more all-niters me & Crofty ran in the 80's - Thompson Centre, Burnley & Festival Hall, Bolton

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What about the lost years since 1975 When i went my first nighter :sleep3:

Steve

Go to any moldy oldies nite and you'll feel like HG wells in 75

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So you missed Stafford Dave ?

Completely. Quite funny really because by 1981 I was living in Dudley which is about 20 miles away from Stafford. I don't regret missing Stafford though, I have heard a fairly high proportion of the good Stafford tunes since, and spent my time away from the scene getting married and having kids. I'm still married and the kids are 23 an 20 now :sleep3:

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The 80's is when the UK Soul scene came of age.

The 'pop' fans and fashion victims that came along in the mid 70's had, by then, come and gone.

Rotherham Clifton Hall, Cleethorpes Winter Gardens, Bradford Queens Hall, Warrington Parr Hall, Stafford TOTW (and more) kept things going for the Soul fans who stayed.

New blood came along who were genuinely interested in the music rather than because it was the 'new big thing' (because it wasn't)... and playlists became broader, more interesting, more diverse and (IMO) more Soulful.

Great decade, great years, great times (that, sadly, so many people missed).

:thumbsup:

Sean

What he said :wicked:

Best time of my (dancing) life between '79 and '92.

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I remember at least one all-nighter in Norwich back in the 80's, at the University. Think Ozzie got into a bit of trouble for messing with some talk :thumbsup::wicked:

Chalky,

Great of you to mention the Norwich AllNighter in '89 that I was responsible for. We had a turnout of 350+ on that night that was incredible for the location etc. Unfortunately, the light came through the sky lights in a big way so we never held another. Norwich was really buzzing at that time with the Back Street soul club attracting a loyal local crowd and others travelling from afar. Makes me weep to see how Norwich has slumped in the last 20 years (and I don't just mean the Football Team)

Mark Chamberlin

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