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65 was around in the 60s, used the alnight clubs in the west end london, the last chance saloon, the scene, la discotheque, etc


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from back in the day? 4 tops i cant help myself, see saw, don covay, oh no! not my baby maxine brown, daddy rolling stone derek martin, betty everitte getting mighty crowded, to name but a few, the list really is endless


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dave williams replied to john leo waters's item WHAT IS A MOD???
"just rang a bell !! i'm sure the rickenbeckers played a gig in the "chance" ?? i haven't thought of them since 65 i never gave them a 2nd thought but reading your post and something clicked !       i can remember herbie goins being advertised in the…"
Aug 15, 2016
dave williams replied to john leo waters's item WHAT IS A MOD???
"thanks for that Ian , sorry about the delay in getting back to you,  does anyone know when the last chance opened please ?   for some reason it's not talked about much when i thought it was kind of on-par with the others "scene"  "disc" but i guess…"
Aug 9, 2016
dave williams replied to john leo waters's item WHAT IS A MOD???
"cheers for that i've wondered for years about that place ?"
Aug 5, 2016
dave williams replied to john leo waters's item WHAT IS A MOD???
"yea i do agree with you,  sometimes around 5 30 6 am  the chance would almost fill up all over again with people coming in from the scene and la disc , the mile end boys seemed to have a reputation up west eddie sinclair's name was often brandished…"
Aug 3, 2016
dave williams replied to john leo waters's item WHAT IS A MOD???
"frames did you know willie gilmore's mate micky whelan ? eddie sinnclair, or roger clancy ? west end faces from mile end ?       i would like to chat to a guy named randy cozens he's one of the only people who it seems frequented my club of choice "…"
Aug 2, 2016
dave williams replied to john leo waters's item WHAT IS A MOD???
"i was a regular up west late 64 thru 65 my main club of choice was the last chance saloon but for some reason it's never talked about much ? i went to the scene and la discotheque too these 3 for me were the same sort of clubs all catering for teena…"
Jul 29, 2016
anyone here old enough to have attended the original RnB all nighters in soho "the scene" last chance saloon ? i was a regular back in 65 these were the clubs where it began . i was at clacton, hastings, in the bank holiday invasions ? all a little…
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dave williams replied to darcy's item northern soul dance origins
"yea ! i agree with you there, i'm an old 60s mod and a stickler for the music from that era but i have to say i'm glad the northern soul scene is around i've come across some cracking tunes because of it stuff that would have gone un-noticed if i ha…"
Jun 18, 2014
dave williams replied to darcy's item northern soul dance origins
"i've always maintained that nothern soul dancing is a progression of the early mod dances from the eraly 60s , the skate, boobaloo, the block, the bang, all these and variations of them led onto the northern soul dancing of today, just wish i was yo…"
Jun 15, 2014
dave williams replied to paul johnson's item THE SCENE HAM YARD..........
"hi, do you remember a coffee bar called " the country guitar" as you got to the top end of oxford st ( the last chance saloon end) you turn left into ( i think) tot ct rd ? and just along on the left opposite the ymca building was this little coffee…"
Jun 10, 2014
dave williams replied to paul johnson's item THE SCENE HAM YARD..........
"yes indeed ! truth is, i think we're doing great remembering all the stuff we do ! ha ha"
May 10, 2014
dave williams replied to paul johnson's item THE SCENE HAM YARD..........
"do you remember or did you ever hear of a guy by the name of kevin moffat, his haunts were the freight train and those coffee bars around the d'arblay st area ? its curiosity really i saw him rough someone up in koko's one night i got off on my way…"
May 10, 2014
dave williams replied to paul johnson's item THE SCENE HAM YARD..........
"i think probably because the air at that time in the morning was at it's freshest the traffic that would build up later would soon put paid to that, i couldn't even hazzard a guess at the times i cut thru soho square in the wee small hours going fro…"
May 8, 2014
dave williams replied to paul johnson's item THE SCENE HAM YARD..........
"yea i have to agree with you all here, i thought i knew a bit about the old days up west but talking to you guys has been something of an education, who'd of thought back then we would still be talking about it 50 years on ? like your first time in…"
May 6, 2014
dave williams replied to paul johnson's item THE SCENE HAM YARD..........
"wasn't that where raymonds review bar was ? it started at the end of berwick st didn't it ? yea it was somewhat fascinating and very seedy too but that wasn't what it was all about was it ?  and the last time i was " up west " i couldn't help notici…"
Apr 29, 2014
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