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The Jewels Live at The Cheetah New York 1967

By Mike, 09/09/18

Video of 'The Jewels' live at The Cheetah Clun New York 1967

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Just a highlight word about a recently stumbled upon youtube 1967 video that may be of interest.

The video is simply titled 'The Cheetah', which doesn't really give a lot away but as the clip plays it turns out to be a 24 min documentary type programme from 1967 concerning itself with a 1960s/70s New York club... The Cheetah.

At first, it starts off with a familiar 60s hip groovy scene sort of vibe 'The Cheetah: A Mod Mecca' says the screen, followed by a couple of minutes of two couples shopping!  The programme moves on and we follow the couples to the club and the dance floor where a live group is just getting going, this group is titled 'The Esquires' but they're not the ones you may hope for, seems like it's the Canadian group of the same name.

Two or 3 tracks, interspersed with some french accented commentary about discotheques, then we get to the main act, The Jewels, yep its 'The Jewels' with renowned founder/leader 'Lady Bo' aka Peggy Jones.


Peggy, who while a long time part of Bo Diddley's team still managed to  maintain a varied separate music career which included being a songwriter, session musician, and leading her own band, The Jewels (aka as the Fabulous Jewels, Lady Bo and the Family Jewels, and various other names) and may be better know to some for their MGM Wigan classic ' We Got Togetherness'


Anyway here's a chance to view her and her band 'The Jewels' live back in 1967 along with some great moment in time dancefloor shots as well


The Jewels live at The Cheetah

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