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i can remember Radio Roggert.. i seem to think it was mentioned he was dead

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Hiya, only just seen this.  The night owl was a  place my late sister (rip) and my brother in law used to visit ( night owl) plus others. Looking forward to reading this as from them ( mainly sister)

My first soul club I went to was the Dungeon in Nottingham in 1966, I know that with time we look back and think our generation had better clubs/music etc, but the Dungeon (IMO) had it all, two floors

I worked for Mick Parker at the Camden Palace in the 80s and I thought he said the Brit was his place but I could be wrong. He's still about though retired. Anyone got any reminiscences o

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Anyone Remember Clouds at Derby???.. Montys old stomping ground..I think it It became Cleoes in the 70s...

What happened to the Nottingham group "The Children"

Looking Forward to your post ...

T.C.B. JOHNNY LYNN

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Anyone Remember Clouds at Derby???.. Montys old stomping ground..I think it It became Cleoes in the 70s...

What happened to the Nottingham group "The Children"

Looking Forward to your post ...

T.C.B. JOHNNY LYNN

clouds a name i forgot being old now ,radios death was told to me by sue lymer as she was in the 70s blue orchid to sams wigan and all, john metcalfe works at sheffield dog track and knows where terry bramley an sam his wife live ,i' ll let you and sue know when i get off my arse an visit him

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I remember seeing The Showstoppers & Jnr Walker @ the beechcomber in the late 60's,also does anyone remember the allnighters @ the Sherwood Rooms 68/69 ? I think there was 6 @ Bank Holidays with Inez & Charlie Foxx, I still have a photo of them on stage,Marv Johnson,Bob & Earl & other artists were live there but memory escapes me who @this time

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GO AND FIND THEM...........

clouds a name i forgot being old now ,radios death was told to me by sue lymer as she was in the 70s blue orchid to sams wigan and all, john metcalfe works at sheffield dog track and knows where terry bramley an sam his wife live ,i' ll let you and sue know when i get off my arse an visit him

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Yeah I'm pretty sure Mick Parker ran the Dungeon, I worked for him at the Camden Palace in the 80s/90s when Lenny McLean was his head bouncer and personal minder. Nice bloke but tight as a duck's arse. He's still about.

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Yeah I'm pretty sure Mick Parker ran the Dungeon, I worked for him at the Camden Palace in the 80s/90s when Lenny McLean was his head bouncer and personal minder. Nice bloke but tight as a duck's arse. He's still about.

Mick Parker was definitely the owner, he also had a cafe on Radford Rd in Hyson Green too.

I probably mentioned this on here before, but I remember getting a bus into town one Saturday afternoon, and Mick got on it, and sat next to us, I had some Lp's with me, and noticing the one on top, Mick commented " Oh you like The Beach Boys then? Obviously we took the pee out of him, as it was The Isley Brothers "Soul On The Rocks" album.

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Mick Parker was definitely the owner, he also had a cafe on Radford Rd in Hyson Green too.

I probably mentioned this on here before, but I remember getting a bus into town one Saturday afternoon, and Mick got on it, and sat next to us, I had some Lp's with me, and noticing the one on top, Mick commented " Oh you like The Beach Boys then? Obviously we took the pee out of him, as it was The Isley Brothers "Soul On The Rocks" album.

I don't think he was remotely into the music!

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Yep, it was there at the time, before the time, and albeit with a different name, after the time! smile.gif

dont think the palais had a different name, or have i read it wrong. Palais de dance/bali hai. was a meeca ballroom. im a lot younger :lol: then some of you old farts but did go to all these places as a tall nipper. the early days i.e 67/68 palais monday night was about all i could get away with. by 69 i was doing the dungeon-seem to remember that it closed down due to drug squad overkill.beechcomer was a regular haunt as we could get in. can you remember the guy who used to cruise the pubs dressed in an evening suit, giving out promotion tickets? from 69 the brit was my haunt-and that was playing soul fri/sat/sun nights-69 on-bring on billy swain.

got to go got loads more info re these times in nottingham. feel totaly home sick now so im off to see the mental health and ask for dex :shhh::D

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COME ON YOU REDS, DORIS BORIS MORRIS, FOREST

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HI BARRY YES I REMEMBER RADIO HE USED TO KNOCK ABOUT WITH CLICK. AH THE MEMORIES LOL MICK

hello there........to young to go to any of these clubs........but do remember a top bloke from hinkley called CLICK used to be the leader of the leicester footy boys knew him from the catacombe days........saved my neck once top bloke is it the same fella? tezza

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Yeah I'm pretty sure Mick Parker ran the Dungeon, I worked for him at the Camden Palace in the 80s/90s when Lenny McLean was his head bouncer and personal minder. Nice bloke but tight as a duck's arse. He's still about.

bet he little or no trouble with the guv,nor on the door proper hard

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hello there........to young to go to any of these clubs........but do remember a top bloke from hinkley called CLICK used to be the leader of the leicester footy boys knew him from the catacombe days........saved my neck once top bloke is it the same fella? tezza

sorry it's not the click that's mentioned.this click used to be with the mini boys in nottingham and go to the dungeon club.in the mid sixties..the mini boys still met up for a drink in Nottingham last thurday of the month.17 at the last one.Good to see mates living this long

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Yeah Dylan, Byards went on to be named Jallins. Photos would be great if anyone has any - love this local soul history suff

the wine bar you mention was called Uriah Heeps in tndhe late sixties just down from the Cross Keys pub on the corner and round the corner at the bottom used to be the Fountain pub

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can you ex dungeon soulies remember Pete Stringfellow d.jing there. he had a man mountain called Barry Price as his minder.Very large rocker about six foot thirteen.I was very friendly with him specially at bank holiday weekends at Skeggy.Also can you remember Diddy Alan dancing on the wooden barrel in front of the d.j.console.Saw the faces before Rod Stewart joined....Procel Harlum and had a drink of whisky with Jimmy Cliff in the cloakroom / changing room.

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can you ex dungeon soulies remember Pete Stringfellow d.jing there. he had a man mountain called Barry Price as his minder.Very large rocker about six foot thirteen.I was very friendly with him specially at bank holiday weekends at Skeggy.Also can you remember Diddy Alan dancing on the wooden barrel in front of the d.j.console.Saw the faces before Rod Stewart joined....Procel Harlum and had a drink of whisky with Jimmy Cliff in the cloakroom / changing room.

Yes I remember Pete Stringfellow djing at the dungeon, didn't he play that flower power movement stuff, also saw the faces with Steve Marriott can't remember the other stuff you mention, so long ago, although I can remember Whiter Shade Of Pale being played , (IMHO) it was the best soul club in Nottingham during the mid sixties.

ps by the way are you Big Jan that knocked about with Stu Morris??

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can you ex dungeon soulies remember Pete Stringfellow d.jing there. he had a man mountain called Barry Price as his minder.Very large rocker about six foot thirteen.I was very friendly with him specially at bank holiday weekends at Skeggy.Also can you remember Diddy Alan dancing on the wooden barrel in front of the d.j.console.Saw the faces before Rod Stewart joined....Procel Harlum and had a drink of whisky with Jimmy Cliff in the cloakroom / changing room.

I can remember Pete Stringfellow and lets all go to San Francisco.... happy days

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Yes I remember Pete Stringfellow djing at the dungeon, didn't he play that flower power movement stuff, also saw the faces with Steve Marriott can't remember the other stuff you mention, so long ago, although I can remember Whiter Shade Of Pale being played , (IMHO) it was the best soul club in Nottingham during the mid sixties.

ps by the way are you Big Jan that knocked about with Stu Morris??

Yes that me.I still knock about with Stu.Talk to him two or three times a week.Still best mates for the last firty four years.still see fitzy at the Festival he's a old dungeon boy.The best times are the ones that you still remember.Keep on Keeping on....

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I can remember Pete Stringfellow and lets all go to San Francisco.... happy days

yeah he also played my girl the month o may dance able

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hello there........to young to go to any of these clubs........but do remember a top bloke from hinkley called CLICK used to be the leader of the leicester footy boys knew him from the catacombe days........saved my neck once top bloke is it the same fella? tezza

Click, was a bit of a star and a loveable rogue who was great on the scene but you wouldn't want to meet him elsewhere. He gave it all up and became serious God Squad in the late 80s early 90s. Big mates with the Preston cybermen

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Click, was a bit of a star and a loveable rogue who was great on the scene but you wouldn't want to meet him elsewhere. He gave it all up and became serious God Squad in the late 80s early 90s. Big mates with the Preston cybermen

yep thats the fella

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Yes that me.I still knock about with Stu.Talk to him two or three times a week.Still best mates for the last firty four years.still see fitzy at the Festival he's a old dungeon boy.The best times are the ones that you still remember.Keep on Keeping on....

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hi im john from leicester nickname batman yes i remember stu baldi .also sue white .sue aslam .jimmy faye .jacko .manfred .mondo .monica young .gail griffiths. etc beachcomber bodega .the brit love those days in notts keep the faith batman

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clouds a name i forgot being old now ,radios death was told to me by sue lymer as she was in the 70s blue orchid to sams wigan and all, john metcalfe works at sheffield dog track and knows where terry bramley an sam his wife live ,i' ll let you and sue know when i get off my arse an visit him

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yes i know all those guys i used to dj with my mate chris sweeting at the orchid he had the only copy of human beanze which we later copied on soul sounds then we would go to the clouds suday night heres all the in crowd chis jones rip .jimmy faye .feac.monty .angie wilton many more im now living in formerly batman from leicester

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yes i know all those guys i used to dj with my mate chris sweeting at the orchid he had the only copy of human beanze which we later copied on soul sounds then we would go to the clouds suday night heres all the in crowd chis jones rip .jimmy faye .feac.monty .angie wilton many more im now living in formerly batman from leicester

hello john (Batman)talking to Mondo yesterday sends his best regards.I see Mondo,Jimmy Faye.Briget.seen stu today and spoke about you and.your namesake Batman from Derby and we had john bateman from nottingham.We meet up at soul do's in and around Nottingham and Long Eaton once a month or when I can get a weekend off.Went to Scarborough last month it was O k bit disappointed having to drink guiness out of a plastic cup.the organisers must think we are teenagers that cannot drink out of glasses.

Mondo said do you remember leaving a object in a till drawer???????

take care

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amazing it was a good job they didnt have dna in those days otherwise they would have had my arse scuse the pun how about jonny brasebury ? mad jacko . shef gail and monica from keyworth they were great days loved the blue orchid keep posting mate regards to everyone the aka batman

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yes i know all those guys i used to dj with my mate chris sweeting at the orchid he had the only copy of human beanze which we later copied on soul sounds then we would go to the clouds suday night heres all the in crowd chis jones rip .jimmy faye .feac.monty .angie wilton many more im now living in formerly batman from leicester

I remember being at the Leicester market stall when Jeff King had the Human Beinz, a UK Capitol copy I think he wanted £8 for it which was what I earned in 2 months in my schoolboy job. I've PMed you about those happy days, great to have you on here. If you can't work out the PM thing, let me know on here. Ady

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I remember being at the Leicester market stall when Jeff King had the Human Beinz, a UK Capitol copy I think he wanted £8 for it which was what I earned in 2 months in my schoolboy job. I've PMed you about those happy days, great to have you on here. If you can't work out the PM thing, let me know on here. Ady

hi ady yes its great to be on this site so many stories i was living with jeff king in those days and used to buy my records off his stall he didnt have a clue about northern soul until i told him how much some of the records were worth then i took him up to the wheel which blue his mind so then we created soul sounds from our collections i still have my copy of the beanze on capitol would love to try and get in touch with jeff but have no idea where he is regards from oz please let me know how to read pm,s

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John - Malc Rowley from Langley Mill wishes to be remembered to you. I PM'd you the other day !

Rgds

Graham Malley ( Derby)

to read personal messages (PMs) go to top right of screen and you will see an envelope icon click on that and it should open your in-box

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amazing it was a good job they didnt have dna in those days otherwise they would have had my arse scuse the pun how about jonny brasebury ? mad jacko . shef gail and monica from keyworth they were great days loved the blue orchid keep posting mate regards to everyone the aka batman

mad jacko died a couple of years ago. jonny brasebury moved to Walsall.last time I saw him he was sorting out his retirement from the railway.selling up and moving to Turkey for good.that was eighteen months ago.Been trying to find Gail and Monica for years.last info I had was from Goldie from Liverpool.he told me that gail had married a d j from the Twisted Wheel and living in yorkshire.no info on monica

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hi jan thanks for all that info im surprised jacko made it that long he sure was a mad bastard i with him when he was going out with sue aslam any news of her and sue white plus kenny sharp and swifty i will have to make you my personal detective regards from austalia

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Heard some great stuff re the Dungeon from Good pal Mick Hill,the owner at the time was a Lady called Mary ,today she sells furniture at the Notts cattle market,

Nice to see Sam Moore & Rob Smith , still out and about at Allnighters to this day

Best

Mick H

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mad jacko died a couple of years ago. jonny brasebury moved to Walsall.last time I saw him he was sorting out his retirement from the railway.selling up and moving to Turkey for good.that was eighteen months ago.Been trying to find Gail and Monica for years.last info I had was from Goldie from Liverpool.he told me that gail had married a d j from the Twisted Wheel and living in yorkshire.no info on monica

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hi jan hope you are ok havnt heard from you for a while hope they havnt locked you up again love batman

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mad jacko died a couple of years ago. jonny brasebury moved to Walsall.last time I saw him he was sorting out his retirement from the railway.selling up and moving to Turkey for good.that was eighteen months ago.Been trying to find Gail and Monica for years.last info I had was from Goldie from Liverpool.he told me that gail had married a d j from the Twisted Wheel and living in yorkshire.no info on monica

Monica married someone called Stuart, I think, he lived in Edwinstowe and she went to live there
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it was quinith davies,who owned the dungeon,she told me she and Mick Davies ran it for twelve years,and also the ad-lib club to,with her neice mary

still living in nottm,i see her every week,runs her furniture store down meadow lane

Mick h

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it was quinith davies,who owned the dungeon,she told me she and Mick Davies ran it for twelve years,and also the ad-lib club to,with her neice mary

still living in nottm,i see her every week,runs her furniture store down meadow lane

Mick h

I went to the Dungeon from 1966 to 1969 it changed the name after that a couple of times can't remember was it Apple or something like that, so if it was 12 years Mick not all under the Dungeon name, had some of the best nights ever at the Dungeon.

Barry

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it was quinith davies,who owned the dungeon,she told me she and Mick Davies ran it for twelve years,and also the ad-lib club to,with her neice mary

still living in nottm,i see her every week,runs her furniture store down meadow lane

Mick h

it was mick parker

it was quinith davies,who owned the dungeon,she told me she and Mick Davies ran it for twelve years,and also the ad-lib club to,with her neice mary

still living in nottm,i see her every week,runs her furniture store down meadow lane

Mick h

it was mick parker who owned the dungeon and gwen ran the ad lib.she is married to moisey.they both run the pine store at the cattle market.last time i was down there Big anne another dungeon regular works for them she knocked about with the late mick norton....is this the mick hill that went to the brit and had a mini cooper. s.
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[/quote hello john.still on the out.been very busy with work over Xmas also babysitting grandaughter.seen stu last monday he sends his regards.he'sbusy downloading his 3000 odd vinyl onto his p.c

kenny sharp went on a walkabout twenty odd year ago.even his family don;t know where he went.just disappeared???? i think swifty pasted on]

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hi jan thought you had gone walkabout as they say in oz good to hear you are well how nice to have a grandchild im still waiting didnt realise stu had so much vinyl ,you guys should go on to the twisted wheel club faceook fantastic music also people we know i chat with chris farell from donnie remember him ? regards john

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hi jan thought you had gone walkabout as they say in oz good to hear you are well how nice to have a grandchild im still waiting didnt realise stu had so much vinyl ,you guys should go on to the twisted wheel club faceook fantastic music also people we know i chat with chris farell from donnie remember him ? regards john

Hi John - did you ever hang around with Little Roy, Keiron, Brian Proud and Tony ? - who all lived up on SFE in Leicester?

I used to go out with Brian and they all used to come over to Lincoln to the Duke of Wellington. I used to go to the Dungeon and the Beachcomber too. Still go to the Twisted Wheel as I now live over in Chester.

Kath Chambers

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yes i remember little roy and kenny o brien ,mick grady rip i used to go to lincoln a lot good mates with i cant remember his name whos dad owned the duke will chat again soon batman

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yes i remember little roy and kenny o brien ,mick grady rip i used to go to lincoln a lot good mates with i cant remember his name whos dad owned the duke will chat again soon batman

His name was Neil Blanchard and he used to DJ at the Duke (with Steve Carter). He still lives in Lincoln. We have had a few Duke reunions, which I got to DJ at (at last!). Other Leicester names I can remember are Martin Matlock, John Barnes and Sugar. Have got some good pictures from Lincoln.

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His name was Neil Blanchard and he used to DJ at the Duke (with Steve Carter). He still lives in Lincoln. We have had a few Duke reunions, which I got to DJ at (at last!). Other Leicester names I can remember are Martin Matlock, John Barnes and Sugar. Have got some good pictures from Lincoln.

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Used to meet up with some Notts allniter lads at the Mojo in Sheffield in 1966/67.

When that was closed, used to hitch through to Nottingham to meet up with a crowd that then went on to the Nite Owl (1967).

Names I remember are Click, Eric, Dave, Kenny Sharp & George.

Think most of them moved onto the Wheel later that year.

Never actually attended any niters in Notts though.

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hiya gibby, yes, the nite-owl was JUST a teeny bit before my time on the soul-scene, but l remember seeing the flyers

and membership that some of my friends had. The flyers had the names of the deejays on them (obviously) and one

such name was "OWLIN' ROBIN'" but do you know the name of the other featured deejay??

well, l'll tell you. . it was a guy who called himself "ROCKET" and he was the elder brother of gary (gaz) keen, from leicester!!!

but l expect you knew that fact already.

Tony Warot. aka westrex

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Anyone remember Pete Weller from Leicester,last seen him in Derby many years ago mucking about as usual,he was visiting old friends (lived in Amsterdam then) he came in a shoe shop with me put these shoes on and did a fantastic dance around store took them off gave them back to the owner and calmly said "no these wont do"you should of seen the look on the owners face and he just walked out as nothing had happend

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