Author Topic: Clubs of the 60's and 70's  (Read 174717 times)

ChrisH

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Re: Clubs of the 60's and 70's
« Reply #781 on: December 16, 2018, 03:23:14 PM »
Hi Phil, so true. I couldn't see the women who chatted me up! But the club was very popular. Before I became a DJ there I used to belong to it in the early 1970s just after it converted from being a live Jazz Club. I had some good times there!

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Re: Clubs of the 60's and 70's
« Reply #782 on: December 16, 2018, 09:08:42 PM »
Hi guys, I was one of the DJs at the Oxford Club in Moseley from 1975 to 1983 when the owner, John Swani, sold the club. It was also a hotel and had a small restaurant. The nights I did there were Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. At the time out was the only place that allowed reggae to be played! We had as customers some of UB40 as their studio was not far away.



I think you will find that reggae was played long before 75 in clubs up the Soho Road.
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Re: Clubs of the 60's and 70's
« Reply #783 on: December 18, 2018, 02:43:09 PM »
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I can't remember if I have put this photo of the Oxford Club up before, but it won't hurt to put it up again and it will save me searching through the thread. The other thing was I listened to Prince Buster and many other reggae, ska & bluebeat artists in the coffee bars and shebeens of Balsall Heath in the 60's I didn't go in for many licensed clubs in the early 60's as I looked much too young then even though I was nearly old enough.
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Re: Clubs of the 60's and 70's
« Reply #784 on: December 18, 2018, 09:41:42 PM »
ChrisH


I can't remember if I have put this photo of the Oxford Club up before, but it won't hurt to put it up again and it will save me searching through the thread. The other thing was I listened to Prince Buster and many other reggae, ska & bluebeat artists in the coffee bars and shebeens of Balsall Heath in the 60's I didn't go in for many licensed clubs in the early 60's as I looked much too young then even though I was nearly old enough.


I'm with you there Phil was it The Ringway among others that played Al Capone, The Ten Commandments , by Prince Buster
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Re: Clubs of the 60's and 70's
« Reply #785 on: December 18, 2018, 10:11:17 PM »

I'm with you there Phil was it The Ringway among others that played Al Capone, The Ten Commandments , by Prince Buster


It's very possible as he was becoming very mainstream towards the mid 60's, but if I'm honest most nights when I rolled out of the Ringway they could have been playing Strauss waltzes all night for what I knew.
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« Reply #786 on: December 19, 2018, 05:18:39 PM »
Chris H. The Ringway definitely played reggae in the early 70s and although not a night club the Mexicarno played reggae all night long, that is as long as you fed the juke box. I know that I was there.
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Re: Clubs of the 60's and 70's
« Reply #787 on: December 28, 2018, 10:54:27 PM »

I knew one that was close to him her name was Lorraine , I don't know whether she was the one Townie . She was built like Twiggy, I had designs on her till she told me she had other tastes



Scipio I have been thinking for a couple of days and I think the blonde girl was called Vicky but I may be wrong it was a long time ago. I'll keep thinking. She certainly wasn't built like twiggy.
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