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Re: Mothers ---High Street Erdington. Late 1960s
« Reply #22 on: June 21, 2009, 07:12:42 PM »
Hi Phil
I recommend that you look at the Mothers book at the library first, There are pictures and loads of facts, with memories by the old (Mothers Freaks) as we were called by the braindead. In the centre pages there is a complete listing of every band who ever played there.   It is not a very thick book, about the size of an average magazine. Probably a bit pricey for what it is, but then it is very specialised.   SB

Phil the other book you mention is the second one in the series, The first one is Brum Rocked. That is the second Brum rocks on. Both of which I have and thoroughly recommend. If you havn't seen either of these you will not want to put them down, they are very informative about all sorts of Brummie bands and the pubs and clubs they used to play in.  SB
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Re: Mothers ---High Street Erdington. Late 1960s
« Reply #23 on: June 21, 2009, 07:36:31 PM »
SB

You are right about Brum Rocked & Brum Rocked on. I was getting myself mixed up there for a while as I have both. I did mean that a second print of Brum Rocked is now available.

I will take a look at the Mothers book at the Library next time I take a trip round Solihull library's. I often call at a few of them to see what books are for sale. You can pick up some bargains. Very often you can pick up brand new books that have never been used for as little as 20p.

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Re: Mothers ---High Street Erdington. Late 1960s
« Reply #24 on: June 22, 2009, 05:38:27 PM »
SB

I haven't checked yet with Birmingham Central Library, but while on Amazon today looking for another book I noted that a copy of the book Mothers 1968-1971 is on sale on there priced 60.

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Re: Mothers ---High Street Erdington. Late 1960s
« Reply #25 on: June 22, 2009, 06:16:07 PM »
Thanks Phil, I'm worth every penny.
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Re: Mothers ---High Street Erdington. Late 1960s
« Reply #26 on: June 22, 2009, 09:21:41 PM »
If you search    Mothers 1968-1971   on wikpedia There is a fair piece on Mothers.

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Re: Mothers ---High Street Erdington. Late 1960s
« Reply #27 on: July 21, 2009, 08:06:16 PM »
long live the memory of mothers

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« Reply #28 on: July 22, 2009, 09:39:58 PM »
Hi Cliff did you visit Mothers very often.

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« Reply #29 on: July 23, 2009, 11:03:08 AM »
I went to mothers 3 times in all wasnt it also called the carlton club

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Re: Mothers ---High Street Erdington. Late 1960s
« Reply #30 on: July 24, 2009, 05:25:17 AM »
Hi Cliff
 Nice to see you have returned, Hope you stay with us. Yes mate Mothers was previously known as The Carlton Club. When it changed to Mothers it became a very important place. Many of the bands that played there were playing a different kind of music, experiencing a different kind of culture. That music couln't be heard on most radio shows. The only guy on th BBC playing 'our' kind of music was John Peel' who appeared a Mothers on a regular basis.
 The importance of this kind of club in it's day playing Blues, Progressive, Underground and Rock music charted the path nationally and also globally for the kind of music and musicians that most of us enjoy today. That is why Mothers is such a well known name, and a well known story.
It wasn't a night club in the normal sense of the word, it was a mecca for good (and not so good) people to come and play their kind of music. Without Mothers the likes of Marc Bolan, Fairport Convention, Deep Purple and many bands who are actually around today 40 years on would have have struggled to survive. Mothers in fact has greatly been credited with helping in not just a small way to shape British music history. I am proud to say I supported Mothers and the culture that it helped to build.      Sheldonboy
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Re: Mothers ---High Street Erdington. Late 1960s
« Reply #31 on: July 24, 2009, 08:22:28 AM »
I was at a reception last summer at the berry head hotel in brixham{ive lived in devon for 10yrs} i got chatting to a bloke who looked familiar it turned out he worked on the door at Mothers his name was Lenny.I couldnt have a searching conversation with Him owing to the music etc. But what started the conversation was He said where do you originally come from .when i told him erdington that started the chat. For once I wish it had been quieter so I could have chatted more.

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Re: Mothers ---High Street Erdington. Late 1960s
« Reply #32 on: July 24, 2009, 10:04:50 PM »
Anyone remember the American all-nighter with Moby Grape etc. I smashed my car up a lampost on the ice that morning as I had to go in to work for stocktaking at Plastic Fittings in Greet, memories.....