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kingshaney

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Old nightclub names
« on: September 07, 2018, 12:31:18 PM »
Hi


When I i first started to go out to nightclubs ( far to young to call them discos lol ) in the 80s they was pagoda park Sutton pink coconut derby and 1 in Birmingham whoís name I canít remember , does anyone know

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Re: Old nightclub names
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2018, 01:18:27 PM »
Hi Kingshaney


I think you will have to be a bit more specific about the Birmingham nightclub. My clubbing days had finished by the 80's as I was no longer looking for female company (married) and I had found cheaper places to drink myself silly by then. Have you at least a road name or local landmark to go by.
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kingshaney

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Re: Old nightclub names
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2018, 01:22:14 PM »
Hi phil


Iím sure it was on broad st it was a really popular nightclub it was always classed as the place be

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Re: Old nightclub names
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2018, 01:30:09 PM »
As I say, not my era, but I would plump for either The Rum Runner which closed for demolition in the mid 80's or Barbarellas. Take a look at these two photo see if they help you remember
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Re: Old nightclub names
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2018, 01:53:17 PM »
Cheers Phil


Thatís the one barbarellas had some memorable times in there , and the other the rum runner wasnít that once owned by a couple of members from Duran Duran oh no if just seen that dreaded word on the sign lol

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« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2018, 02:20:42 PM »
Cheers Phil


Thatís the one barbarellas had some memorable times in there , and the other the rum runner wasnít that once owned by a couple of members from Duran Duran oh no if just seen that dreaded word on the sign lol


No I believe the club was owned by Eddie Fewtrell, and I'm not certain but I think this club was closed by the 80's. Perhaps someone a little younger than myself will be able to confirm this for you. I know the area where the club was situated was demolished in the mid 80's.
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Re: Old nightclub names
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2018, 06:54:03 PM »
Kingshaney The Rum runner was definitely on Broad Street, but im sure there was another club up by 5 ways. I know there was an all night cafť there and no not the Tow Rope think it was called Saints and Sinners. But this was the 70s is that to early? The name may come to me you never know. 
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« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2018, 12:36:04 PM »
Cheers Phil


Thatís the one barbarellas had some memorable times in there , and the other the rum runner wasnít that once owned by a couple of members from Duran Duran oh no if just seen that dreaded word on the sign lol


Sorry Kingshaney, I think I misread your post, the Rum Runner was opened in 1964 as a casino by Don Berrow with a couple of partners. In the 70's his sons Peter & Paul took over the running and revamped the premises. Although Duran Duran were the resident band there for a while I don't think they ever owned part of the club.
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Re: Old nightclub names
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2018, 03:14:54 PM »
And Duran Duran took their name from a character in the film Barbarella :o

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« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2018, 08:43:40 PM »
Yes it was the Rum Runner. My sister and I used to spend every weekend there. Duran Duran was formed in the Rum Runner.