Not massively well known these days but The Rubinoos still have a bit of a cult following and were peaking in 1978 / 79 when they were booked for this Sheffield Polytechnic Xmas bash in late 1978. Their brand of … Continue reading →
David Hayes has send some memorabilia from the Fusion Club in Chesterfield. Fusion was above the old Odeon cinema and is now the ballroom part of The Winding Wheel on Holywell Street. Later on (84/5) Gotham City ran from across … Continue reading →
While the world jived to post Punk and New Wave, the Sheffield Polytechnic crowd were getting down to the sounds of Flyte, and a happening disco fronted by DJ Tony Prince! Prince was actually an important character having been at … Continue reading →
What a great piece of memorabilia; this is an advert singing the praises of Sheffield’s Esquire Club (now The Leadmill), printed in 1964 in a Manchester blues magazine of all places. The owners of the legendary Twisted Wheel Club there had a managerial tie in with The Esquire for a time, and figured enthusiasts might want to visit their rivals East of the Pennines. But the way the advert is written is just great, taking the rise out of itself and traditional clubs. At the time r’n’b was really big, and so was soul music, and The Leadmill catered for fans of both big time. The advert also mentions their resident bands, Vince Arnold & The Avengers, and The Scott William Combo. Vince Arnold was of course none other than Joe Cocker, and they had cut a live album at the Esquire just the year before (though it wasn’t issued for 30 years!). The Scott William Combo sadly we know nothing about, fill us in if you can.
Our thanks to Easy On The Eye Books for the advert anyway; they are preparing a book of rare 60s blues photos taken mostly in Manchester, and this was discovered while going through memorabilia supplied for the book. Simon R.
But not personally as this is a ticket from our archives, and I didn’t go to the show (I found it in a scrapbook I got hold of some years later). From 1981, 39 years ago tonight! The Fall were … Continue reading →
Although Viv Stanshall remains one of my favourite artists, this was the only time I got to see him on stage. The Bonzos had just finished touring before I got into going to concerts, and his career after that was … Continue reading →
From our archives; not an actual concert ticket but we think this was a book of vouchers given out by the Polytechnic to new students, which could be redeemed against admission to gigs, and other events. Maybe even 10% off … Continue reading →
What a nice piece of musical ephemera which I clipped out of an old newspaper at some time. Yellow Submarine was released just a couple of weeks before in London, and then opened here in Sheffield on August 4th 1968 … Continue reading →
Top Rank Sheffield – Comsat Angels / Clock DVA / Past Seven Days / Mark My Words. June 30 1981 Put back from the previous month, this was a great evening for local bands, and The Comsat Angels were riding … Continue reading →
Sent by Steve Ward … Continue reading →