This is a site devoted to the history of Sheffield Rock & Pop music. We all know about the famous bands that come from the Steel City, but we want to devote some space to the bands that nearly made it as well.
Contributions of any kind welcomed – photos, reviews, memories, tickets, flyers, all welcomed. We know most readers will have some memorabilia tucked away in a dusty drawer 😉
Darryl Sales, the guitarist from Leave It To Bert, has uploaded every track from the CD to youtube 😉
Great Sheffield CD compilation
A cassette-LP (NMX) recorded 19-6-78, released Jun 80, featuring:
They Must Be Russians,
I’m So Hollow
Sheffield Now Society Greatest Hits-1 cassette-LP (NMX) recorded 19-6-78, released Jun 80
I recently made the acquaintance of David, who has a long history with the Human League. here’s a facinating insight into his contributions!
David Beevers with the Human League
Circa 1981 – Back row: Derek Saw, John Jasnoch, Paul Sharpe. Front row: Pete Infanti, Neil Carver, Martin Archer.
Hailing from Sheffield, this is the Lincolns. They were together from 1960 to 1966 and were a moderately successful band. They followed the then lucrative Working Men’s Club circuit around the North of England but they also accepted work where it was offered. Dance Halls, Pubs, Clubs. even Seaside venues. Ken still treads the boards!
They were Ian Robinson – Singer. Phil Hayes – Drums, Mick Osbourne – Bass, Roger Close – Lead Guitar, Ken Nightingale – 2nd Guitar / Vocals
Ken Patten ran a small studio in his home in Handsworth and had a regular stream of local bands working there. It was almost a John Shuttleworth scenario sometimes, with Ken’s wife calling a halt at 6pm when his tea Was ready. Here’s Vice Versa, with Stephen Singleton, who writes; “the photograph was taken in April 1979. We discovered Ken from an advert in the Sheffield Star. We were in the process of recording a self-financed EP. In 1980 we changed our name to ABC.”
The rest was history 😉