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Bogarts

Saturday Lunchtimes, Wednesday Evenings at Bogarts:

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Here’s a picture sent in by Chris Bates,  inside Bogarts New Years Eve 1979, and in the centre right is the box were the projector was for showing the occasional cartoon. Happy days sticking to the floor.

Thanks to Ian Hasell for sending this in to us. Ian was Walrus Gumboot’s Sound Engineer. Recorded at Bogarts.

Back Street Slide

Back Street Slide at The Railway

‘Back Street Slide’ at The Railway, Curzon Street.
Nigel Jones, Terry Biddulph, Trish Hathaway, Mark Stevens, Keith Jones & Dick Shaw.

http://keithjonesmusic.wordpress.com/bands/back-street-slide/

The Roadhouse

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THE ROADHOUSE showcases a range of signed and unsigned bands including tribute acts covering metal, rock, pop, acoustic, jazz, folk, reggae, ska, hardcore, blues, funk and r’n’b.

“The RoadHouse Club was first set up on an informal basis for local friends and music lovers after the closure and eventual demoltion of the nearby “Breedon Bar” – for many years the area`s leading music venue.

What had been just a bar in a sports centre was transformed into today’s GREAT venue. From very humble beginnings with decidedly sparse facilities and equipment, we have progressed steadily since 1999 to the stage now where The RoadHouse is widely regarded amongst both artistes and audiences as one of the best live venues in the Midlands.” http://www.theroadhousebirmingham.com

Dance

L- R Paul Harris (guitar), Matthew Edwards (vocals), Tina Adams (synth), Martin Recci (bass). Nigel Collis (drums) not visible in this shot.

 

Dance at the Fighting Cocks March 1980:

Dance at Fighting Cocks 1980

The Barrel Organ

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Three Magpies Folk Club

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The Three Magpies Folk Club, Hall Green, Birmingham. Later to become ‘The Maggies’.

 

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Hamstead Social Club

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Hamstead Social Club, Old Walsall Rd, Birmingham, West Midlands B42 1HY.

 

 

Under The Greenwood

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“Under The Greenwood was a fantastic club but welcomed folk/rock as well, the club was run by Tom Cordrey.” – Elizabeth Jones

 

Rebecca’s

Part of the Fewtrell empire of clubs and venues, Rebecca’s was located on Severn Street in the city centre, off John Bright St. It later became Boogies.

Spread over three floors, the rooms were called The Cabasa which was more of a cabaret room, then there was the Blue Soul room and the Sin Bin, down in the basement.

Big Bear Records

“Big Bear Records is probably the longest established independent record company in the UK and has been at the forefront of Jazz, Swing and Blues since 1968.

The Big Bear Music Group are the coordinators behind the annual Birmingham International Jazz & Blues Festival within the UK.” http://www.bigbearmusic.com

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A contract with Big Bear Records for ‘Bright Eyes’ to appear on the Peter Powell Radio One Show January 1981.

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