Author Topic: Clubs of the 60's and 70's  (Read 140392 times)

Scipio

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Re: Clubs of the 60's and 70's
« Reply #638 on: October 02, 2017, 09:33:54 PM »

ahh i see john...well the bartons arms is still going strong thank god.. a jewel of a pub


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Yes I used that quite a few times when I lived around there Lyn

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Re: Clubs of the 60's and 70's
« Reply #639 on: October 02, 2017, 09:45:50 PM »
john its one of if not the finest pun interiors in the country..i popped in there a few weeks back...our dad was in there one day during the 50s and bumped into laurel and hardy who were staying there as they were appearing at the nearby hipp...he asked for their autographs and was not so politely told by oliver hardy where to go...charming :o


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Re: Clubs of the 60's and 70's
« Reply #640 on: October 02, 2017, 10:00:26 PM »
Have had a pre-match drink in there often before going on to Villa Park. Alas never bumped in to Stan and Olliie but I would have deemed it an honour to have spoken to them even if was to be to to **** off ;D ;D

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Re: Clubs of the 60's and 70's
« Reply #641 on: October 02, 2017, 10:11:48 PM »

john its one of if not the finest interior pubs in the country..i popped in there a few weeks back...our dad was in there one day during the 50s and bumped into laurel and hardy who were staying there as they were appearing at the nearby hipp...he asked for their autographs and was not so politely told by oliver hardy where to go...charming :o


lyn


Puts another side to him in my book, not the funny lovable sort all the time then. Did yo ever go there the Friday night David Soul and
Sally James were there doing a programme for the BBC . I used to like the jazz on a Sunday dinner time there

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Re: Clubs of the 60's and 70's
« Reply #642 on: October 02, 2017, 10:26:03 PM »
no john i didnt go there then...what year would that have been...cant believe i missed david soul :(

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Re: Clubs of the 60's and 70's
« Reply #643 on: October 02, 2017, 10:38:30 PM »
Have had a pre-match drink in there often before going on to Villa Park. Alas never bumped in to Stan and Olliie but I would have deemed it an honour to have spoken to them even if was to be to to **** off ;D ;D


maybe he was just having a bad day or stan had gotten him into another right mess ;D ;D

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Re: Clubs of the 60's and 70's
« Reply #644 on: October 03, 2017, 09:26:28 AM »

no john i didnt go there then...what year would that have been...cant believe i missed david soul :(


Mid 80's I think , believe it or not I said hell to him in the gents . He wasn't very nice to his wife though Lyn

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Re: Clubs of the 60's and 70's
« Reply #645 on: October 03, 2017, 09:29:15 AM »


maybe he was just having a bad day or stan had gotten him into another right mess ;D ;D


You could  have  then boasted, that you'd been told to go away by celebrities ha ha

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Re: Clubs of the 60's and 70's
« Reply #646 on: November 05, 2017, 09:58:30 PM »
Seems like a good thread to ask a question. I have just found a song, on Youtube, I had been looking for thirty years; I didn't know the title. There is another one a guy used to get up and sing at the Mile Oak nightclub (on the A5 towards Tamworth.) It was played regularly on BBC radio in the 50's; a sort of Mario Lanza song, but he didn't sing it. The words were something like: "Mardi Gras the towns alive  because tonight they are celebrating ....Dancing along at the Mardi Gras." Any takers? A song can't just disappear can it? 

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Re: Clubs of the 60's and 70's
« Reply #647 on: November 05, 2017, 10:41:15 PM »

Seems like a good thread to ask a question. I have just found a song, on Youtube, I had been looking for thirty years; I didn't know the title. There is another one a guy used to get up and sing at the Mile Oak nightclub (on the A5 towards Tamworth.) It was played regularly on BBC radio in the 50's; a sort of Mario Lanza song, but he didn't sing it. The words were something like: "Mardi Gras the towns alive  because tonight they are celebrating ....Dancing along at the Mardi Gras." Any takers? A song can't just disappear can it?


Ironside try David Whitfield Mardi Gras

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Re: Clubs of the 60's and 70's
« Reply #648 on: November 06, 2017, 10:26:07 AM »
That's amazing Scipio, how did you do that? Thank you.