Author Topic: Clubs of the 60's and 70's  (Read 139733 times)

Judy

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Re: Clubs of the 60's and 70's
« Reply #33 on: January 31, 2009, 06:13:35 PM »
I guess I'm a bit older than a lot of you.  I used to go to the Tower Ballroom back in the late 1950's, also to the Bermuda in Station Street, when it was a  drinking club around 1959 ish.   Also used to go to the Locarno and the Tudor Club above and the Moat House in Moat Lane around 1961/62.  Other clubs were the Firebird in Carrs Lane, and the Jazz Club and Cha Cha Club at the Golden Cross in Aston.   Had some fantastic times.

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Re: Clubs of the 60's and 70's
« Reply #34 on: February 01, 2009, 12:15:58 PM »
I can remember the Locarno,Judy.

I used to like that place. :)

Fast forward,used to like the Night Out,a meal and a show. :)

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Re: Clubs of the 60's and 70's
« Reply #35 on: February 06, 2009, 11:51:38 PM »
I used to go to a lot of the clubs already mentioned but does anyone remember one in Stephenson Place in the 60s which I think was called the Silver Beat (could have been Silver something else). It was where the ramp in New Street is now and it was quite small dark and very noisy and it was open at lunchtime. The Top Rank was open at lunchtime also and its amazing how much dancing was done in the one hour lunch break from work. 

Judy

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Re: Clubs of the 60's and 70's
« Reply #36 on: February 07, 2009, 03:31:06 PM »
I agree with you Mary about how much dancing was done in the lunch hour.  I often used to go to the Casino in Corporation Street in my lunch hour when I was about 15/16.  My mother didn't know I went as she thought it was a 'den of iniquity' !!

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Re: Clubs of the 60's and 70's
« Reply #37 on: February 17, 2009, 12:46:30 PM »
hi all i remember going to a few clubs mentioned top rank was one,but always had to sneak in as my cousin was a bouncer on a few off the club doors lol,

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Re: Clubs of the 60's and 70's
« Reply #38 on: May 22, 2009, 09:31:15 PM »
I used the Top Rank in the early 1970s and it was a great place with the two levels. Snobs also opened in the early 1970s it was a good club but a little to much glass about in there.

There were also Barbarella's, Pollyann's and Rebecca's which belonged to the Fewtrell brothers who also had a smaller club down Constitution Hill which used to be invatation only if my memory serves me right..I think it was called The Cedar Club

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Re: Clubs of the 60's and 70's
« Reply #39 on: May 22, 2009, 11:56:21 PM »
hello all, it's a long time since i have responded on here, but i check in every night to see whats doing, i would just like to say that i used to go to the dinner time sessions at the Casino and was sad when it closed down. it was a bit of a roughouse i must admit  but, i thought the Lacarno was never a patch on it. bye for now
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Re: Clubs of the 60's and 70's
« Reply #40 on: May 24, 2009, 08:28:56 PM »
Ynot
 I used to frequent Club Cedar fairly often in the early 70s but I never had an invitation. Maybe that was on certain night's I don't know. One band I remember from there was the Graham Gallery Trio. I remember the because Graham Gallery used to drink in the Albany when I worked there in 1971.
 Also just a short distance away from Cedar was a cafe called the Surfside Stop. next door to this cafe was another club who's name escapes me but we went up to it in a lift. The interior I remember was done out like caves. This would have been around 1967 ish.
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Re: Clubs of the 60's and 70's
« Reply #41 on: May 24, 2009, 08:41:11 PM »
Hello Sheldonboy I think the club was called the Penthouse Suit in a lift about 4 at a time , happy days Bernie

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Re: Clubs of the 60's and 70's
« Reply #42 on: May 24, 2009, 08:44:50 PM »
Bernie
You are a superstar, you are absolutely bang on. no-one else I know has ever heard of It I was beggining to think I had dreamed it. If I remember there was actually a doorway from the cafe to the club entrance. Thanks babe.
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Re: Clubs of the 60's and 70's
« Reply #43 on: May 24, 2009, 09:00:00 PM »
Sheldonboy I have a similar problem with the same venue I saw Robert Plant very close to his Band of Joy days but I swear the band he was in then was called the Good Egg but as you said no one else has ever heard of them , i'm begining to think I dreamt it  Bernie