Newcastle in the mid to late sixties had a vibrant night life which, outside of London, was probably the best in the country for wining, dining, dancing, music and gambling. There were around a dozen night clubs with top acts appearing in the city every day of the week.
Innorth east photographer and author, Ian Wright who SShields lives in Las Vegas, had the bright idea of organising a get together for the people involved in the sixties club scene. Marcus now lives in Leeds and is a professional artist. Also present was jazz Lovers lane store in Cannock Germaine Stanger wife of the late Nigel Stanger.
Nigel was also an excellent saxophonist who along with Germaine performed with the Newcastle Big Band.
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Yours truly got an invite because the Ready Steady Gone site was the catalyst that helped Ian Wright to get in touch with some of the guests. Having said that, I did play regularly as a resident musician at three of the Bailey clubs including La Dolce Vita during In the event they failed to show up, probably much to the relief of the host Keith Crombie.
Amongst those talked about were two men who were heavily involved in the north east club scene in the sixties — Mike Jeffery and Ray Grehan. Ray Grehan, who owned various night clubs including the Blue Note in Sunderland and the Crescendo Club at Whitley Bay, passed away about eight years ago. Without the contribution Genflemans these two men the club and music scene of the north east would have been considerably different. But campaigners against plans for the venue on Grainger Street, close to Central Stationbelieve the club will give visitors to Hq sex Gosport the wrong impression of the city.
In April, despite more than 30 letters Ujited objection and concerns from civic leaders, including Northumbria police and crime commissioner Vera BairdFor Your Eyes Only Ltd saw its sexual entertainment licence renewed for what used to be The Den nightclub. But some critics expressed concerns over the location of the new venue, given it is one of the first streets visitors arriving into Newcastle by train see.
Zapatista burrito bar director Chris Burn said he had no problem with the new venue, which will be directly opposite his eatery, next to the Grainger Street exit from the Central Station Metro. This area has been licensed as a table dancing venue since Whilst we have not previously traded from this location the arguments on locality have been dealt with as part of the initial application for the licence and the previous renewal applications. On Tuesday morning, workmen could be seen going in and out of the new club, with one man up a ladder painting the area around the new sign black.
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I also remember the Alan Price combo playing frequently at the Victoria pub next to Woolworths in Whitley Bay, haven,t seen any mention of these venues in your lists! Isle Of Bute. Gentlemanz boyfriend was working and was It opened in and ran for around 4 years. Saw Ralph Brough our lead singer some years ago, we were running the Peterlee half marathon, theres a change. After the refurb of the Crescendo I carried on working for Ray firstly on his new house in Forest Hall and then Souty his new project which was amusement arcades in Sokth and Nottingham I think he was talked into these by his brother in law I don't think his heart was in Hottie clothing Maidstone part of the business as he loved the buzz of music and clubs when the Crescendo burned down he went on to buy The Deleval Arms on Scotswood road but it never opened.
Ray Grehan, who owned various night clubs including the Blue Note in Sunderland and the Crescendo Club at Whitley Bay, passed away about eight years ago. Isle Of Eigg. I can't even remember a Gents toilet being there Just stumbled across this great website. I believe they were the resident band at the Mayfair at that time.|At over 10, square foot, the club is the largest of its kind in the North.
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