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In The Early Days Of Stafford A lot Of People Left The Scene Because Of Staffords New Music Policy ,

I Always Believed That The two Venues Had Simlar Music Policies (Oldies room Upstairs) And A lot Of 'Stafford records' were Acctually Big Records At The Casino first,So What Records Were Big At Both Venues ?

Heres Four To Start :

C.O.D's Shes Fire (Mickey Valano At The Casino)

Eddie Day 4 bars Guess Who Loves You (Frank Wilson)

Terry Callier Look At Me Know

Deltours Sweet & Lovely (What A Record ,Awsome,what Was This C/u As)

Any More ?

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In The Early Days Of Stafford A lot Of People Left The Scene Because Of Staffords New Music Policy ,

  I Always Believed That The two Venues Had Simlar Music Policies (Oldies room Upstairs) And A lot Of 'Stafford records' were Acctually Big Records At The Casino first,So What Records Were Big At Both Venues ?

Heres Four To Start :

C.O.D's          Shes Fire        (Mickey Valano At The Casino)

Eddie Day 4 bars Guess Who Loves You (Frank Wilson)

Terry Callier Look At Me Know

Deltours  Sweet & Lovely    (What A Record ,Awsome,what Was This C/u  As)

Any More ?

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when stafford started in 84 ish,,it was monthly and as u say lee was very much similar playlist to late wigan with searling and rushbrooke pretty much playing where they left off ...players 4 ,phantom janitor,gary sole , cashmeres etc,these nights were nearly always packed i seemed to remember,,any recollect harold melvin at the first anniversary?

the monthly niters went on for nearly 18 months before the new phase began and went fortnightly ,searling went just before and the new format carried on with the 60's mafia of guy and keb along with dave and the team chipping with all the now stafford classics...

i remember going to all three rooms at the TOTw,,especially the early ones at the very bottom then having to change rooms when they cleared other rooms that were in use ...

gr8 days

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when stafford started in 84 ish,,it was monthly and as u say lee was very much similar playlist to late wigan with searling and rushbrooke pretty much playing where they left off ...players 4 ,phantom janitor,gary sole , cashmeres etc,these nights were nearly always packed i seemed to remember,,any recollect harold melvin at the first anniversary?

the monthly niters went on for nearly 18 months before the new phase began and went fortnightly ,searling went just before and the new format carried on with the 60's mafia of guy and keb along with dave and the team chipping with all the now stafford classics...

i remember going to all three rooms at the TOTw,,especially the early ones at the very bottom then having to change rooms when they cleared other rooms that were in use ...

gr8 days

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Id forgotten A Lot Of That ,Different Rooms etc.... I Hated That ,Notts Palais Was The Same ,Sort Of had To Play Yourself In Twice.

I Can Remember Dave Withers Doing Stafford In The early Days To,

A Great allnighter ,Attendances Were a bit Fickle, Do You Remember Dave Thorley Playing One Newie ,One Oldie For The Last hour ?

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Not far off - I'm pretty certain Stafford started very shortly after the end of Wigan, ie late '81/early '82.

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Sure it was while Wigan still open??? Didn't Keith Minshull run it first (sure he did) before Dave Thorley joined him?

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Sure it was while Wigan still open???  Didn't Keith Minshull run it first (sure he did) before Dave Thorley joined him?

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think you mite be rite there remember going to a niter at stafford in 81 july 81 dont remember the date :D

hevenly blocked :thumbsup::)

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think you mite be rite there remember going to a niter at stafford in 81 july 81 dont remember the date  :D

hevenly blocked :lol:   :)

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Ey up mate, how was Paddington? :thumbsup: Well done BTW :)

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think you mite be rite there remember going to a niter at stafford in 81 july 81 dont remember the date  :D

hevenly blocked :thumbsup:   :)

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theyve always have had niters/dayers at the totw right from the 70's

the era im on about defo didnt happen in '81 as i didnt start going til then!!!

the same era was 12 months before harold melvin at the 1st anniversary so get that date and work backwards!!

lol

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theyve always have had niters/dayers at the totw right from the 70's

the era im on about defo didnt happen in '81 as i didnt start going til then!!!

the same era was 12 months before harold melvin at the 1st anniversary so get that date and work backwards!!

lol

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In Dave's own words in Stafford under the Top Dog baner opened in '82 by Keith and Dave. The line up consisted of Richard Searling, Gary Rushbrook, Dave Withers, Ady Pountain, Keith, Dave and on occasion Ian Clark. Upstairs in the "oldies" room, Pete Wild, Dave Alcock, Chris Plant, Dave Greet and Nick Marshall. There's an article in an old Manifesto with an article by Dave where this came from. Sure Mike posted it on site somewhere. '84 will be the Keb/Guy era I presume?

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In Dave's own words in Stafford under the Top Dog baner opened in '82 by Keith and Dave.  The line up consisted of Richard Searling, Gary Rushbrook,  Dave Withers, Ady Pountain, Keith, Dave and on occasion Ian Clark. Upstairs in the "oldies" room, Pete Wild, Dave Alcock, Chris Plant, Dave Greet and Nick Marshall.  There's an article in an old Manifesto with an article by Dave where this came from.  Sure Mike posted it on site somewhere.  '84 will be the Keb/Guy era I presume?

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there u go then just a year owt

harold melvin must have been in 83,

sorted

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Not had a chance to read the article yet, but will do.

I think Keith helped promote the first night, before stepping aside. But he still did the last hour in the main room for years. Maybe right up until the the end.

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Not had a chance to read the article yet, but will do.

I think Keith helped promote the first night, before stepping aside. But he still did the last hour in the main room for years. Maybe right up until the the end.

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Anyone Know The Last record Ever Played (At stafford) I Always Thought It Was Kingy Who Played 'Edward Hamilton ,Baby dont You Weep'

But Recently Someone Told me That Kingy didnt do The Last Hour That Night,My Memory Is A Bit Cloudy,Anyone?

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Anyone Know The Last record Ever Played (At stafford) I Always Thought It Was Kingy Who Played 'Edward Hamilton ,Baby dont You Weep'

  But Recently Someone Told me That Kingy didnt do The Last Hour That Night,My Memory Is A Bit Cloudy,Anyone?

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It was Edward Hamilton,but not sure if it was Chris king that played it.

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It was Edward Hamilton,but not sure if it was Chris king that played it.

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and if my memory is right,the others were George smith,Ive had it and The Tomangoes ,I really love you.

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Not far off - I'm pretty certain Stafford started very shortly after the end of Wigan, ie late '81/early '82.

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Funny how everything blends into one as you get older. I seem to remember going the last Wigan one month and Stafford the next month, almost as if one era ends and another begins. I know i'm wrong, it can't have been that smooth a transition. I wonder what was going on in between? Or maybe they overlapped?

When was the last oldies niter, the one with the orange badge with the gramaphone on it?

Matt

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Funny how everything blends into one as you get older. I seem to remember going the last Wigan one month and Stafford the next month, almost as if one era ends and another begins. I know i'm wrong, it can't have been that smooth a transition. I wonder what was going on in between? Or maybe they overlapped?

When was the last oldies niter, the one with the orange badge with the gramaphone on it?

Matt

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Hinckley That Overlapped With Wigan

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