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  • Birthday 24/01/1963

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    Never had a love so good-Charles Johnson

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  1. I've got a copy of this album. I bought it from a certain Pete Smith, who I believe contributes to this forum occasionally! Bought it aged 15/16 but haven't played it for years.Agree with Polyvelts above about the Grapevine LP, still have that as well.
  2. Caught the start while working last night and just listened back to it on the iPlayer. Found some interesting bits from Richard Searling and Pete Roberts but was mostly frustrated with the presenter butting in, it seemed to show a lack of any research prior to going out.
  3. Hello all, I am not a promoter and don't get out very often so can't really be called a punter, but an article I read in a sunday newspaper may have a bearing in future on the number of soul events taking place. The article was about the cost of the Performing Rights License which I believe has to be purchased by anyone who plays music to the public, i.e. mobile discos, pubs/clubs etc.It stated that the cost was going to increase dramatically giving an example of a wedding DJ at present paying approximately £36 this would rise to £360. Now, if these figures are correct , judging the attendance at the last couple of soul nights I went to the door takings would not have covered this amount. Maybe some of the promoters on here can throw some more light on this subject?
  4. I don't come into this forum very often as I find it a bit scary when you are all quoting labels and serial numbers etc, however, I found this in my record box. An old Inferno picture disc, plays at 45rpm on one side 331/3rpm on other. I don't remember buying it but vaguely remember it being a giveaway at an all nighter. Does anyone else remember this and were there many other discs of this type given/sold on the soul scene? I know this is not probably up to the usual standard of discussion in this forum but I thought it might provide a bit of light relief on a Friday afternoon.
  5. Don't know about making my face screw up, but the full on intro of Let Our Love Grow Higher - Eula Cooper, gets my pulse rate.
  6. Not sure if anyone's interested, but I finally found my copy of Northern Noise that started this thread. I've scanned all of it and will attempt to post it up for folks to read.
  7. I gathered that from your reply, but it was still good of you to respond, no one else did.
  8. I agree. I asked a question a while ago about the three before eight as to when they were first put together as the end of night finale. Only Mr. Webbydublin replied I think.
  9. Here are a couple of photos taken in Mr. M's around 1981. Not very good quality I'm afraid as the condensation played havoc with the lens. These two and another four like them are the only photos I have of this period of my life, bit sad really.
  10. Thanks for the replies. I did have a quick look at past threads but obviously never noticed the one you put the link to. Thanks again Paup-ine, and for the Northern Noise bits you scanned into one of my previous topics.
  11. ). I was recently looking at a record list on the internet and saw Never Had a love so good by Charles Johnson listed as £350. To say I was astounded would be an understatement, I bought my copy (pictured below) years ago from Pep in Wolverhampton when he had his shop next to the Old Vic, I think I paid £8 for it at the time, which I suppose was quite expensive back then. I bought it because I loved it, still do, and won't be selling it, but is it really going for that much nowadays?
  12. There's a series on Channel 4 called No Angels at the moment, although the characters could not be described as "soulies" whoever programmes the backing music for various scenes certainly leans to the soulful side of things
  13. While driving around yesterday doing my job I was listening to a compilation CD with the "three before eight" (Jimmy Radcliffe, Tobi Legend, Dean Parrish) as the last tracks. Whenever I hear any of these the hairs on the back of my neck stand up, not because they are brilliant stand out tunes, but from the memories of the atmosphere of several hundred people acting almost as one when these were played at the end of the night at the Casino. I don't have a long association with the Casino, only going from late '79 onwards due to age and strict parents, but I have often wondered how these three came to be put together as the finale. Was it just a coincidence, and when did they make their first appearance as the three together? Apologies if this has been done before.
  14. I went to the "official" last night in the September and was delighted to hear they had managed to get an extension (I was very naive then). I went to the subsequent nighters and thoroughly enjoyed them, I even bought tickets for the Tommy Hunt special but never got there due to the car I was travelling in breaking down, I was gutted, at the loss of the fiver for the ticket and not seeing Tommy Hunt. It was only a couple of months ago while reading another thread on here that I found out that Tommy Hunt never did appear that night, so were there "technical difficulties" or something more suspicious?
  15. Thanks for posting this up. This is the issue I've got but can't find it in the attic at the moment. I got my anniversaries mixed up, I thought it was from around the 4th Oldies but the Mike Walker feature clearly puts it at the 7th anniversary, mind you, thinking about it now weren't they close together?

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