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What's your most treasured soul possession - that isn't vinyl?

Mine is a photograph of the late Herb Johnson taken by me when he played a gig in Philadelphia, in a nice frame in my music room. HJ signed a CD for me after the gig and I gave it away to a friend in error - that would have been my most treasured possession.

What's yours?

David

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What's your most treasured soul possession - that isn't vinyl?

Mine is a photograph of the late Herb Johnson taken by me when he played a gig in Philadelphia, in a nice frame in my music room. HJ signed a CD for me after the gig and I gave it away to a friend in error - that would have been my most treasured possession.

What's yours?

David

Memories!

Steve J

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An original stool removed from the Wigan Casino toilets

Pete, their where many original stools around in the toilets, hoping you didnt collected one of mine.

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I have three.

A ticket (Unused) for the OJays at The Torch Feb 1973

A poster fron the 1st ever Pboro Wirrina All-nighter 1975

A dvd from my 51st Birthday bash at the Right TracK Club 2006

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In this order.......

1.My partner Mandy.

2.My soul mates each and every one of you(without you lot ,soul would'nt mean that much would it).

3.My record collection.

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I have three.

A ticket (Unused) for the OJays at The Torch Feb 1973

A poster fron the 1st ever Pboro Wirrina All-nighter 1975

A dvd from my 51st Birthday bash at the Right TracK Club 2006

I have collected a lot of disposable bits and pieces down the years , but these are favourites of mine ......

Tickets signed by The Stylistics , Major Lance , Doris Troy , Oscar Toney Jr , The Drifters , and Jr Walker , following their appearances at The Torch , plus a brick taken from the rubble after it was demolished .........

My Wheel card ........

A photograph of Esther Gordy Edwards , Lady B and myself , taken by Fred Ross ( Diana's brother ) , outside of 2648 WGB in 1978 ........

Nice pieces to have , but the favourite of all of it , has to be my memories ...........

Malc Burton

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An original stool removed from the Wigan Casino toilets[/q

sorry,didnt read all replys rolleyes.gif

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I'm really proud of all the fanzines I did but the thing I was most proud of was a photo of me and Russ Winstanley taken at Wigan in around October 1977, he was on the decks and I was sitting next to him, I look so young (I was 17), this and every one of my photos got lost in a house move in 1991 and I would honestly pay a thousand quid to get this photo back again, not that I ever will.

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What's your most treasured soul possession - that isn't vinyl?

Mine is a photograph of the late Herb Johnson taken by me when he played a gig in Philadelphia, in a nice frame in my music room. HJ signed a CD for me after the gig and I gave it away to a friend in error - that would have been my most treasured possession.

What's yours?

David

Mine was my Torch membership card but that was surpassed in February by the pics i had taken in LA at a pre Grammy event. One with Lamont Dozier but later one with Berry Gordy Jnr with his arm on my shoulder. I was trembling a bit i can tell you!

Regards

David Ferguson

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simple for me and you can laugh if you want but one word..WOODY

cos we have been together for over 32 years doing soul and every thing that goes with it!

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My three 'treasures' would be

1. Issue #4 of There's That Beat! autographed by the following:

All three of the Harthon Producers (Weldon A McDougall III, Johnny Stiles and Luther Randolph).

The greatest saxophonist and arranger in the soul world Mr Andrew 'Mike' Terry.

Motown's premier percussionist Jack Ashford.

2. A picture of my good friend Alan Pollard with the Harthon Trio. Took a lot of effort to get this to happen on all our parts and it was worth every last hassle.

3. An autographed pic of Sammy Campbell, Sonny Turner, Myself and a demo of the greatest record ever played at a soul gig imo.

Greatest memory......well two actually, watching The Del Larks in NJ at the rehearsal for their first live performance. Mr Campbell nailed it BIG TIME and having lunch in Philly with Weldon, Jimmy Wisner, Billy Jackson, my good friend Dave Ferguson and our wives. We just sat back and listened to them reminisce about their exploits from back in the day. (They hadn't been in the same room for over 25 years). Three icons of Philly music hanging out with two Burnley lads. Who'd have thunk it eh? Now that was a REAL buzz!

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My three 'treasures' would be

1. Issue #4 of There's That Beat! autographed by the following:

All three of the Harthon Producers (Weldon A McDougall III, Johnny Stiles and Luther Randolph).

The greatest saxophonist and arranger in the soul world Mr Andrew 'Mike' Terry.

Motown's premier percussionist Jack Ashford.

2. A picture of my good friend Alan Pollard with the Harthon Trio. Took a lot of effort to get this to happen on all our parts and it was worth every last hassle.

3. An autographed pic of Sammy Campbell, Sonny Turner, Myself and a demo of the greatest record ever played at a soul gig imo.

Greatest memory......well two actually, watching The Del Larks in NJ at the rehearsal for their first live performance. Mr Campbell nailed it BIG TIME and having lunch in Philly with Weldon, Jimmy Wisner, Billy Jackson, my good friend Dave Ferguson and our wives. We just sat back and listened to them reminisce about their exploits from back in the day. (They hadn't been in the same room for over 25 years). Three icons of Philly music hanging out with two Burnley lads. Who'd have thunk it eh? Now that was a REAL buzz!

Oh yeah forgot about all those too! !!! We are very,very lucky and privileged people indeed to have witnessed the above events.

Very humbling at times.

DFxx

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An Original Samanthas poster advertising Friday Night allnighters commencing 9th Jan 1976.

I had some of the original tickets from Sams,£1.20p entry :lol: .

And I had tapes of Sams nighters and patches but with house move they got lost :lol:

Kev :lol:

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my dancing ability and...........

...........timing! :lol:

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a table placing with Dave Evison's name on that he gave me that was on a table when all the dj's managment etc went out for a meal to celebrate the casino's second anniversary

:lol: fantastic,

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My three 'treasures' would be

1. Issue #4 of There's That Beat! autographed by the following:

All three of the Harthon Producers (Weldon A McDougall III, Johnny Stiles and Luther Randolph).

The greatest saxophonist and arranger in the soul world Mr Andrew 'Mike' Terry.

Motown's premier percussionist Jack Ashford.

2. A picture of my good friend Alan Pollard with the Harthon Trio. Took a lot of effort to get this to happen on all our parts and it was worth every last hassle.

3. An autographed pic of Sammy Campbell, Sonny Turner, Myself and a demo of the greatest record ever played at a soul gig imo.

Greatest memory......well two actually, watching The Del Larks in NJ at the rehearsal for their first live performance. Mr Campbell nailed it BIG TIME and having lunch in Philly with Weldon, Jimmy Wisner, Billy Jackson, my good friend Dave Ferguson and our wives. We just sat back and listened to them reminisce about their exploits from back in the day. (They hadn't been in the same room for over 25 years). Three icons of Philly music hanging out with two Burnley lads. Who'd have thunk it eh? Now that was a REAL buzz!

Hi Dave,

You know my feelings about how good that weekend, having such esteemed guests as the Harthon guys, if it wasn't for you, Bev, Judi and Joanne there's know way I could have made it.

I have the photo you talk about and I still can't get my head around the way Weldon, Johnny and Luther treated us as though we were the guests they had come to see.

I know your other treasured moments mean such alot to you especially meeting Sammy & The Delarks, remember the first Hitsville Weekender where there was a Delarks demo on both decks, great memories.

I wouldn't have thought it will difficult to get There's that beat signed by the guys.

Regards

Alan

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simple for me and you can laugh if you want but one word..WOODY

cos we have been together for over 32 years doing soul and every thing that goes with it!

tracie told me to tell you thats lovely and theres no one laughing in this house wink.gif

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The total feeling of escapism, when you're on the dance floor at 4 o'clock in the morning dancing to a fantastic piece of vinyl .

The fantastic people you meet.Friends for life!!!!

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Like others - the fact that I am still friends with people I went dancing with 1966 - 1970. We've moved all around the world but we can still get back together once in a while and dance to the same great tunes

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I have three.

A ticket (Unused) for the OJays at The Torch Feb 1973

A poster fron the 1st ever Pboro Wirrina All-nighter 1975

A dvd from my 51st Birthday bash at the Right TracK Club 2006

3 for me as well

the original "catacombs" date stamp with the last night date still set on it! a one off!

meeting "steve calloway" 36 years after first playing his monster record

and lastly the wonderful memories that i have of 40 yrs of dj'ing & all the friendships from those yrs

max..

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I have three.

A ticket (Unused) for the OJays at The Torch Feb 1973

A poster fron the 1st ever Pboro Wirrina All-nighter 1975

A dvd from my 51st Birthday bash at the Right TracK Club 2006

Thought it was your 50th this year Paul!!?

My most treasured possession . . . . . . Garry Churm - He's my biatch wink.gif

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What's your most treasured soul possession - that isn't vinyl?

Mine is a photograph of the late Herb Johnson taken by me when he played a gig in Philadelphia, in a nice frame in my music room. HJ signed a CD for me after the gig and I gave it away to a friend in error - that would have been my most treasured possession.

What's yours?

David

A Ray Pollard signature on my wage slip from that week in the early 90s, when he sung to us in the 100 club.

It was a Wednesday night! How on earth had Ady managed to find Mr P ! His voice was still perfect !

It just reminds me of how short and sweet this life is!

And a wonderful night ! Just a special moment for me ! One night that I felt very special to be a part of !

bless you ..... Ray Pollard

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MY LOVELY WIFE wicked.gif

And an old picture of me tony colby and my old mate pete lawson, that hangs proudly on my living room wall

also my old full length leather coat that hangs in a wardrobe at my mams :lol: can`t even get my arms in the sleeves nowadays laugh.gif oh and dare i say it theres also a pair of spencers soul bags 30" waist :thumbup:laugh.gif:yes:

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Has to be my original doss bag from the 7ts with all its patches on, its knackered now but wouldnt part with it for all the tea in china. My original full length leather and sheepskin coats which cost my mum a months worth of overtime back then. My membership cards from venues no longer in existance, photographs, cassette tape recordings and most precious of the lot friends and memories.

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1. Harry biggrin.gif

2. My friends :lol:

3. Memories biggrin.gif

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Various bits of correspondence from Dave Godin in 1970 including a Christmas card supporting the workers rights ( bit left wing our old dave was!) and a postcard dated 9th Dec 1970 saying he would see me at the 'GoGo' (Twisted Wheel) on the 12th December. Jan 1971 Blues & Soul article mentions Northern Soul for the first time. A little bit of history.

Also, seem to have lost a handwritten flyer for Hernies Allnighter in Leeds where I was DJing with Dennis Billingham ( anyone know where he is now?)

Julian

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The service booklet from a memorial service for Edwin Starr held at Manchester Cathedral shortly after he passed away.His son came over from the States and it was a wonderful emotional and uplifting service.It felt right that he should have been specifically recognised in Manchester given his contribution to the Northern scene.

Paul

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a pair of edwin starr's shoes in a glass box given to us by jean and linda of the shed as a wedding pressent

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My Heart... with out that, i aint got no Soul.

Pete Griff

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A blue tile from the ladies toilets in Mr Ms and my Wigan membership (signed by the Exciters)

and, of course, a fantastic network of friends and acquaintances across the UK (the world) who get the same fantastic, spine tingling, heart clenching, foot tapping, dance inspiring experience every time we hear one of our tunes!

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The total feeling of escapism, when you're on the dance floor at 4 o'clock in the morning dancing to a fantastic piece of vinyl .

The fantastic people you meet.Friends for life!!!!

Spot on, and would add, Soulmate/Friends,and our pack (dogs cat)good health & good times, this is worth much much more than any Material possesions. Act old you will be old, keep escaping & never ever give up real true friends. Kimbo.

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Like others my first thoughts were friends and some distorted (probably) memories.

Physically it is Johnny Bragg on Elbejay.

It took a months paperound money to buy. Looking back my matres questioned my sanity, but I like to think "I got it" from an early stage. It being Northern Soul.

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What's your most treasured soul possession - that isn't vinyl?

Mine is a photograph of the late Herb Johnson taken by me when he played a gig in Philadelphia, in a nice frame in my music room. HJ signed a CD for me after the gig and I gave it away to a friend in error - that would have been my most treasured possession.

What's yours?

David

Gina , my wife who i meet at st ives allnighter in 76 i believe, then meet again few years later and got married in 2004....... :unsure: how romantic....

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Nice topic . heres my four penneth. Autographs of aretha franklin , otis redding . edwin starr , jj. barnes . steve mancha. ... Mary Wilson.... george Best!!! plus personal cine film of me and the crowd from the leicester coach outside wigan ( tried to take it inside but it were dark ) and my only tape recorded in May 75.. cheers Pete

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Gina , my wife who i meet at st ives allnighter in 76 i believe, then meet again few years later and got married in 2004....... :ohmy: how romantic....

Hmm, thats weird (in a nice way) . Met my future wife at St Ives too.

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An original stool removed from the Wigan Casino toilets

Are you sure it is an original though? May well be a Simon bootleg... :ohmy:

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What's your most treasured soul possession - that isn't vinyl?

Mine is a photograph of the late Herb Johnson taken by me when he played a gig in Philadelphia, in a nice frame in my music room. HJ signed a CD for me after the gig and I gave it away to a friend in error - that would have been my most treasured possession.

What's yours?

David

Theatre tickets and autographs from artists like Marvin Gaye, Al Green, Jean Carn et. al. (and the aforementioned and gorgeous Inez Foxx!), photo of me with Martha Reeves taken in 1975, along with numerous letters and pics of friends from years gone by. Many, many "live" tapes and membership cards that still evoke memories of never to be forgotten venues.

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Guest WPaulVanDyk

a picture of me and Jimmy James aswell as one he sent me. lots of CD's which gave me first taste of certain songs in Northern soul and so on.

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A photo of me and Sam Dees taken by my then girlfriend at the Upnorth Weekender held at Morecambe. We had been in the main room to see Regina Belle and when we walked into the soul room Sam was sitting on his own at a table near the stage. I bought him a drink had a chat and got the pic taken.

A great memory.

Derek

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