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About Paul r

  • Birthday 23/03/1958

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  • Public Real Name
    Paul Rimmer
  • Gender
  • Interests
    Northern, Lambrettas
  • Location
    Portsmouth, UK
  • Top Soul Sound
    Frankie Beverly If That's What You Wanted

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  1. Paul r

    Forgotten Monsters From Wigan Etc Days

    Played by Levine at the Mecca, covered up as What Soul Is by Butch Baker! Paul
  2. Paul r

    Sandy Nelson

    Casino spin in 74. Got booted after a short time.
  3. Paul r

    Forgotten Monsters From Wigan Etc Days

    The other thing is, the Casino gets the blame for stuff like this which, as Joey said was absolutely massive in the first few months there. But it should be remembered that it was originally a Mecca spin along with a lot of other "blue eyed" sounds.
  4. Paul r

    Forgotten Monsters From Wigan Etc Days

    Just Checked through all 18 pages, and although not monsters but possibly nearly forgotten from the early days(nights), I'll add: Willows, My Kinda Guy Diane Brookes, In My Heart Betti Webb, I Know 100% Aged In Soul, One Mans Leftovers Tower Of Power, This Time It's Real Jackie Follett, There's A Moment Some of these were played pre Wigan in the wilderness months between the Torch and Casino.
  5. Paul r

    Youth Club Soul

    1971 at the age of 13 I was taken to St Maries youth club in Southport. Many memories of little piece of leather, Back street, cool jerk, Breakout, etc. But my two favourites at the time were Scratchy, and The Snake! They still being back happy memories no matter how many times I hear them, or how fashionable people think they are.
  6. Tony Petherbridge founded the Northern Soul Club. The International Soul Club was Chris Burton the former Torch owner. My first proper northern venue was Whitchurch Civic Alldayer August 1973 age 15!
  7. Paul r

    Pictures of Us

    Far better being a gunbuster. No watches! Now I'm more of a clanky controlie in Pompey dockyard.
  8. Paul r

    Pictures of Us

    CEM. The elite!
  9. Paul r

    Pictures of Us

    I left from Mayport. So missed the med & the hurricane!
  10. Paul r

    Pictures of Us

    Great pictures joey. The casino one is how I remember you. There aren't any of me at Wigan. But have you got one like this from about 78 LOL.
  11. Paul r

    Bad soul doo's

    I used to travel a lot for work, and ended up for a couple of days in Zantè fixing a yacht. I had my dinner in a restaurant, and on the way back to the hotel saw a flyer in a bar window saying "Tuesday night is soul night with Darren". As it was Tuesday I went in. Darren was just setting up his equipment. It looked like it was going to be CDs, but that was ok. The music being played from behind the bar was a mixture of chart stuff and a bit of northern. So far so good I thought. Anyway, as 8 o'clock approached Darren got ready. The first track started, ok it was Stand By Me, I thought I'm only here for a couple of hours due to an early flight next day. As the intro to Stand by Me got to the point when Ben E King was about to start, Darren lifted the mic to his mouth and in true pub singer style screamed "whin De Nite as come"!. Feck me, I've never finished a pint and run away so fast!
  12. Paul r

    Simon Soussan Djing @ Wigan Casino

    Sorry, is that Kev, for some reason I thought it was Richard!
  13. Paul r

    Simon Soussan Djing @ Wigan Casino

    I came into Russ's shop on the Saturday afternoon. You, Russ and Soussan were there, and As was playing some of his synthesizer instrumentals as I walked in. His version of Thumb a ride was on the turntable. The look on his face was a picture when I said "what the f*ck is this shite". I wasn't impressed with the sounds or his pink suit!
  14. Paul r


    Soul sounds boots are part of the history of the scene, more about memorabilia than a record collection.
  15. Paul r

    Most Miserable Records Ever

    You could say, just about everything by young Darrow! Pain Gets A little Deeper, What Have I Got Now, etc


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