Little John and his Foresters Stockport/Disley area
Played many venues around Buxton/New Mills area and quite a lot around the Cross Lane area of Salford, as well as regular stints at Southern Sporting Club and Palace Theatre Club.
I was just thinking back to my time in Little John and The Foresters and the famous acts that we appeared with, don't think that it could happen today for bands at our level, e.g., Karl Denver Trio, Emile Ford and The Checkmates, Vince Hill, Brooks Bros, The Dennisons, Sid and Eddie, Lorna Luft, Will Gaines, Johnny Hackett, Pat Phoenix, Nat Gonella.
Happy times indeed.
I am the gradson of Stan Wardle. I'm a musician myslef. He told me there was a record made by Little John and his Foresters and I really want to track it down. Does anyone have a copy?
Hi Luke,it was great to make contact with you and I hope that your grandad enjoys the copy of the record that I sent for him. Thank you for the photos.
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Hi Guys, I seem to remember 3 bier kellars in Manchester. 1)Piccadilly, 2) Baron's Bier Kellar, Oxford Street and 3) Wood Street Bier Kellar, Deansgate. Greatplaces, great times.Latter 2 were hosyed by DJs.
I went to the bierkeller a few times 1978 - 1984 including stag nights , always a good night with a great oompah band some nights . there were signs saying no dancing on the table but everyone ignored them , i ran across a table not looking and ... Read More
I went to the bierkeller a few times 1978 - 1984 including stag nights , always a good night with a great oompah band some nights . there were signs saying no dancing on the table but everyone ignored them , i ran across a table not looking and crashed head first into an RSJ which knocked me for six i can tell you . a friend keith dropped his pants and a friend took a picture - he should have worn a clean pair.the place was filthy and swimming in beer by the end of the night what an exoerience
Hello Juke, thanks for your interest.The recording was made as a demo in 1964 and was never released.It was an audition requirement for a Ready,Steady,Go competition.If you want any further info just get in touch. Regards, Dave Spink
Thanks Dave. I've forgotten just which record we were discussing, but even if it was an unreleased demo or acetate it would be good to see an image of it here, or uploaded to the relevant page on 45cat
I will never forget the Bier Keller. I Started work there the first night it opened and stayed for about 2 years. mr Riddley was the boss I think he had The Southern Hotel in Chorlton Brilliant times and all the best people came there Never any ... Read More
I will never forget the Bier Keller. I Started work there the first night it opened and stayed for about 2 years. mr Riddley was the boss I think he had The Southern Hotel in Chorlton Brilliant times and all the best people came there Never any trouble. I was just 17 and it was like going out every night