Author Topic: Clubs of the 60's and 70's  (Read 168254 times)

Sandude

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Re: Clubs of the 60's and 70's
« Reply #671 on: March 19, 2018, 01:04:23 AM »
The Ringway was/is a Rd that ran round the City centre

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Re: Clubs of the 60's and 70's
« Reply #672 on: March 19, 2018, 10:07:10 AM »

The Ringway was/is a Rd that ran round the City centre


Sandude we know that , we're talking about the Ringway club

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Re: Clubs of the 60's and 70's
« Reply #673 on: March 19, 2018, 10:10:55 AM »
There was Abigails on the Ringway....
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Re: Clubs of the 60's and 70's
« Reply #674 on: March 19, 2018, 10:14:27 AM »

There was Abigails on the Ringway....


Snooks can't say I ever went in there , perhaps I was too inebriated by attraction of the pubs around and about 

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Re: Clubs of the 60's and 70's
« Reply #675 on: March 19, 2018, 10:16:36 AM »
Sandude


Welcome to you, oddly enough the Ringway Club was on Bromsgrove Street, previously known as the Pink Elephant. Live bands weekends and discos weeknights. A little at the rougher end for some club goers, but a lot of us thought t much better than what was in offer in the other few clubs in Birmingham in the early t mid 60's.
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Re: Clubs of the 60's and 70's
« Reply #676 on: April 11, 2018, 05:42:46 AM »
Hi Phil
thanks and found 2 comments on the Grotto I had begun to think I had dreampt about it
reading this the grooto was a good place to meet people the club was a bit dingy but very friendly I used it every Saturday night it had some good groups on then not sure we're the black club came from through as it was turned into a jazz club that finished it I never went again

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Re: Clubs of the 60's and 70's
« Reply #677 on: April 11, 2018, 10:16:04 AM »
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Snooks can't say I ever went in there , perhaps I was too inebriated by attraction of the pubs around and about


Scipio - the pubs must have been v. good! Abigails was next to Ginos - the Italian Restaurant on the Ringway. I had some fun times there. When I had just got out of drama school I helped organise a show there for Midlands singer Tony Rome who had been in the finals of New Faces. I believe he previously called himself Tony George. He had comedian Steve York to back him up and Rusty Lee who was a singer then - not the TV chef and personality she is today. She had an amazing voice. Brian Holland who owned the Rainbow Casino organised the food and drink. He was married to Maureen - heavily into antiques, if I remember rightly. It was after that Tony recorded an album Loving and Losing. Tony was resident singer at Chaplins in Broad Street that became Peppermint Park. He also used to sing and play guitar at the Celebrity Restaurant next to the Birmingham Rep when I was working there. I wonder if anyone remembers him?
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Re: Clubs of the 60's and 70's
« Reply #678 on: April 11, 2018, 04:04:07 PM »
Hi Snooks


When was that you are talking about, as I always knew Harry Morrall as the owner the Rainbow Casino including some of the other clubs . We even demolished one house either side of the casino for him in the 70's to enlarge the car park.
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Re: Clubs of the 60's and 70's
« Reply #679 on: April 11, 2018, 06:47:47 PM »
It must have been 1977 ... the album cover of Tonyís record was photographed at the Rainbow Casino. It was definitely Brian Holland .I worked there for a while dealing Blackjack .
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Re: Clubs of the 60's and 70's
« Reply #680 on: April 11, 2018, 07:21:41 PM »
It must have been 1977 ... the album cover of Tonyís record was photographed at the Rainbow Casino. It was definitely Brian Holland .I worked there for a while dealing Blackjack .


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Are you sure that this Brian Holland wasn't just a manager because obviously Harry had a few of those. He owned the Ambassadors Club, The Diamond Club. He certainly still owned the club when he passed away about ten years ago the manager at that time was a Sean Shepherd, I didn't know this chap as we only ever dealt with Harry.
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Re: Clubs of the 60's and 70's
« Reply #681 on: April 11, 2018, 08:16:18 PM »
No I donít think so ... this is a puzzle as the manager was someone else whose name escapes me at the mo ....
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