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About Joey

  • Birthday November 10

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    Kirkcaldy, by way of Oldham and other points north, south, east and west.
  • Top Soul Sound
    Moses smith. Girl across the street, Jackie Lee, Oh my Darlin', Duke Browner, Crying over you. And about 347 others.

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  1. Joey

    Pop songs from your youth that make you smile

    If we're sticking to the Pop stuff, here's another that would have been known and loved by many people of a certain age, roundabout 1970-71. Memories of Royton Youth Club for me!
  2. Joey

    Pictures of Us

    One of me and our kid. Taken well before my first Niter, but can't quite nail down the actual date!
  3. Joey

    Pop songs from your youth that make you smile

    Think you missed out Prince Buster-"Al Capone" Just don't call me Scarface, OK? Lol
  4. Joey

    Pop songs from your youth that make you smile

    Probably epitomises the very best of Pop music in the early seventies, but a long way behind one or two other efforts from The Faces. "Handbags and Gladrags" anyone? (And yeah, before anyone pipes up, I KNOW THAT CHRIS FARLOWE DID THE BLOODY ORIGINAL!!!!!!!!).
  5. Joey

    Pop songs from your youth that make you smile

    funny really, but all the kids over there said I sounded weird, but when we came home everybody here said I had a yank accent. Back then, in '69, the streets weren't really all that mean. We lived in Hawthorne, a very white, very middle/upper working class neighbourhood. Nowadays it's worse than 1982 Beirut apparently. All NWA and people getting caps popped in their asses. Or something like that! Bit like Wythenshawe actually.
  6. Joey

    Pop songs from your youth that make you smile

    Lived in LA for just over a year, 69/70, and "Love grows...." was on every radio, at least twice an hour. Still can't get the bugger out of my head!
  7. Joey

    Pop songs from your youth that make you smile

    Funny, but a few weeks ago I was contemplating starting a new thread along the lines of "guilty dirty little secrets", which would have been about pop songs we all secretly love, and have done for decades. Thanks for doing it for me Rick! Here are (some of) mine:- Small faces- "All or Nothing". Along with the Spencer Davis Group, Dusty, Wayne Fontana, The Action, and a multitude of other artists, The Small Faces had a massive effect on what many of us were listening to at the end of the 60s and beginning of the 70s. It may even be said that these were as responsible for us becoming soulies as youth clubs, older kids, and even the music itself. Love Affair- "Everlasting Love", and "My Rainbow Valley". OK, I know I know, being a soulie I should prefer the originals. But both these tunes knock Robert Knights versions into next week and beyond. "Everlasting Love" is probably the most perfect pop song ever released, on whatever level you care to judge. "Rainbow Valley" ain't too far behind. I think Steve Ellis, the lead singer, was only about 15 or 16 when both were recorded. An amazing voice and an amazing performance for one so young. Elvis Presley- "Suspicious Minds", "In the Ghetto", and "American Trilogy" Yea, he was a nutcase. Cheesy, weird, fat, and lots of other things. But he was also probably one of the greatest showmen the world has ever seen, and with a voice to match. His studio versions of the above songs are great, but the live performances take all three to another level. Not a day goes by without me dipping in and out of YouTube to listen to at least one of the above. And every one of them brings a smile to my face.
  8. Must've been a Monday when I visited then. The New Inn? I'd be lying if I said I remembered the name. Made some bloody money in that place! Funnily enough, my Dad worked at the Senior Service factory in Middleton for a few years, and then for about twenty five at the Pattrieouoex plant. And yes, it was in Hyde!
  9. Probably only went to DRUFC a few times, must have been '73 and/or '74. It was murder to get to if you lived on the other side of Oldham, as I did. Three buses there, three back. Can't remember what night it used to be on, but if it was '74, it couldn't have been Wednesday, as I was doing the Magnet in Oldham, nor could it have been a Friday, as that night was given over to the Pendulum and Samanthas. Thursdays maybe? (Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know the Blue Rooms was Thursdays as well). That place was even more sodding difficult to get to! Usual crowd were in attendance, such as a few of us from Oldham, Rochdale, and Ashton, several of the Pendulum crowd, plus quite a few younger souls just taking their first steps on the scene. Seem to recall a pub/hotel nearby which had small snug bar. Many of us used to meet up there, and carry out our various "business" activities Happy days!.
  10. Gary Riley? Wasn't he the top boy in Royton skins? My little sister Kath went out with him once or twice if I remember right. Knew him from Royton youth club.
  11. Joey

    Haven’t heard this for years!

    That's the VERY one that springs to mind. Had several "discussions" with various members about it, and to hear them speak you'd think NO-ONE ever liked it!! Neither is it politically correct to even think of asking for it to be played out. But, if you were there in the summer of 74, it created an atmosphere never replicated. As did the clapping to Electric Indian's "Land of 1000 Dances".
  12. Joey

    Haven’t heard this for years!

    Top man! Some memory!!!!
  13. I was supposed to go, and actually really looking forward to it. Was getting a lift from Goldie from Stoke, but it fell through, and ended up at a less than full Casino. From all that I've been told over the years, I was lucky! More room than usual on the dance floor, and an abundance of available gear!
  14. Joey

    Haven’t heard this for years!

    As I've mentioned several times, in several different threads, no matter what went before it, the atmosphere at the Casino in its first 12-15 months was better than could ever have been imagined, and second to none. Especially when certain instrumentals were played. And many of those instrumentals are no longer deemed as being worthy of playing, with many snobs and chinstrokers deriding their merit and value, and chiding any who say otherwise. As you say, you really did have to be there to appreciate it. Happy days indeed. I can't actually recall "Right On" being that big back then, although it did indeed get played, but then again, I stopped going at the end of '75, so haven't a clue as to what filled the floor afterwards. I do recall it being played at various venues between 72 and 74, but again, there were so many top notch instrumentals being played back then that any tune had to be REALLY good to be viewed as a top sound.


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