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Lesley Anne Jay-Murdoch says...
Hi Chrissie, my mistake re. Wimpy on Albert Square - you were right it was Empire Grill, apologies, it's an age thing!! I only worked occasionally at Mr Smiths, but was very good friends with Mike on the cloakroom (a.k.a. Miriam) who worked ... Read More
3rd January 2016 10:06am
Jamie G says...
Hi I am looking for anyone that may have known stuart wilson/brown a singer and musician from the 70s and 80s music scene in Manchester and then later working the cruise ships.....he is my father just recently passed away and I'm looking to find ... Read More
5th December 2015 4:43pm
Philip Infantino says...
Hi Jamie I'm truly sorry to hear of your loss. I first met your father in the summer of 1976. I had frequent contact with him until about 1984. He was an immensely charismatic man and highly respected by all who knew him. A chain smoker, an ... Read More
15th December 2015 11:26pm
Jamie G says...
HI Philip, thank you for your message if you are able to email me I will respond by email about what happened... my email address is Many thanks Jamie
22nd December 2015 7:00pm
Philip Infantino says...
Hi Jamie I'm truly sorry to hear of your loss. I first met your father in the summer of 1976. I had frequent contact with him until about 1984. He was an immensely charismatic man and highly respected by all who knew him. A chain smoker, an ... Read More
16th December 2015 3:05am
Jamie says...
hi thanks for the post...he got in contact with me 8 years ago but missed 25...i know he backed a lot of people and well liked but 8 years wasnt long to hear all his stories...I am keen to hear from anyone with stories lol...ive set up a facebook ... Read More
19th December 2015 12:09pm
Dave Moores says...
Does anyone have any photos of the Oasis Club, Lloyd Street, Manchester?
21st January 2016 10:12pm
brian lewis says...
As a boy in the late 60s/ 70s I remember groups used to practice in the scouthut at st Andrews church Levenshulme .has anyone got any information on this.
12th March 2016 7:45am
alec woodford says...
As a young man I played rythm guitar for a band called the STATESMEN who originated from BOLTON. I am trying to trace Dennis Halls who was the drummer.
thank you
6th April 2016 1:11am
dennis halls says...
Alex,still trying to make contact,Dennis.
21st April 2016 5:15am
Vicki says...
Hi does anyone out there remember a band called The Powerhouse 6 and the drummer Bernie Byrnes Kev Kurtis was the singer
10th May 2016 11:42pm
Anybody out there got pictures of
the CHASERS Group 1963-1966.Salford based
I'm the bass player. Eric
I live in America and I would appreciate
any info on the lad's.
16th June 2016 8:23am
Bob Ainsworth says...
Must be age but I have been wondering where Dave Melia and Mike Harrison are now (ex Sweet Life and others later)since I have recently heard that Sheila the singer passed away last November.
If they read this might be nice to make contact again.
4th August 2016 8:31am
harry procter says...
does anybody know of the whereabouts of Phill ( woodbine ) Cooper the the Oassis in the early 60s.
7th August 2016 3:29pm
geoff mullin says...
Just read Pete MacLaine's book Things Inside My Head - very funny and most entertaining. A good read for anybody interested in the 1960's scene.
29th September 2016 8:53am
Linda Preston says...
I saw a message from a Alex Theodosiou whose father omned several cafes in manchester in the 60's. I would love to talk or email Alex as Im looking for pals of mine,cypriots who worked in manc. in the 60's, Any info would help
4th October 2016 11:44pm
Frank Rhodes says...
Hello,could I leave a query that a friend has just asked me?Her father used to play in a band at the C W S in Manchester at regular dances and events in the 50s/60s in the CWS building,she doesn't know the dance band name and has not left me her ... Read More
8th October 2016 10:59am
geoff mullin says...
Very sad to hear of the passing of my old mate Les Heaton, a fine Manchester guitarist who played lead in our group The Yaks in 1965.
Geoff Mullin
28th October 2016 4:57pm
Hilary says...
Hi, I am looking for any information regarding the chilterns who ran the dance hall on polygon road crumpsall Manchester. Does anyone know when the dance hall opened, the first name of Mrs. Chilrern, and does anyone remember a harmonica player ... Read More
7th December 2016 9:23pm
Nigel Smith says...
I grew up in Lancashire in the 60s, now live in Bristol. Went to all the usual places, Nelson Imp, Burnley Mecca, Oasis, Beachcomber Bolton etc. I have a "quiz" for anyone interested. A footballer friend of mine played for England and ... Read More
17th December 2016 9:04pm
John Clarke says...
I think the singing footballer you're thinking of is Colin Grainger.
23rd June 2017 10:53pm
Alan Jackson says...
Dear Nigel Smith
I'd like to think that the footballer was Frank Worthington.
Alan D. Jackson
18th December 2016 1:38am
Tracy says...

my late husband told me he played with cliff bowes & the arrows ( only for a short time might have been only once) does anyone have any information his name was Terry Brown ( from Bollington)
24th December 2016 5:50pm
Brian says...
Sorry to have to inform those who knew him that my cousin Dave Morris, drummer with The Salford Jets, passed away on Christmas Eve. Funeral at Overdale Crematorium Bolton (west wing) at 10.30am on the 5th of January.
2nd January 2017 1:54am
Natalie Wiliams says...
Hi I'm looking for someone who was at the Beatles gig at the Middleton Co-op in April 1963? We are going to be launching a campaign to get a Blue Plaque with BBC Manchester and Blue Peter and need someone to talk to a reporter at the scene one ... Read More
13th February 2017 11:43pm
carl booth says...
My dad Frank Booth co owner of Mister Smiths Manchester died today age 81.
19th February 2017 11:13am
Alan D Jackson says...
Hello Carl,
Sad to hear about the passing of your dad. We used to spend late evenings/early mornings on Brazil St. after rehearsals and gigs. As part of the Manchester scene we were made very welcome and enjoyed some to class cabaret.

20th February 2017 3:10am
carl booth says...
Thanks Alan. He used to take me to Mr Smiths in the afternoon/ evening when I was 5-7 years old what a place.
6th March 2017 6:42am
julian says...
hello vinylists. i am a rave dj. i have enough records! lol. i own a 7" v.g.c. vinyl e.p. by rumpel stiltskin acompanied by fairfield welles: nihts in white satin(justin heyward) apache(jerry lordan) hang on sloopy (bert russel and les farrell) ... Read More
27th March 2017 2:03pm
bill masterson says...
Does anybody know of a Manchester 60s 70s band the BLUE SAPHIRES had a rhythm guitarist called Barrie Lee love to hear their history
1st April 2017 4:06pm
Henrik Hagberg (Goteborg) says...
Nice to se some Swedish bands on your page. Looking for a copy of the pooster or any photos of Tages

IDOLPARADEN With "Tages" among other bands
12th September 2017 6:59pm
mel gage (manchester) says...
Anybody know the whereabouts of Roger Moss regular at the "Wheel" and was around the city centre club scene from 64 onwards ?
12th December 2017 6:40am
mel gage (manchester) says...
Happy xmas to all my fellow contributers and clubbers Smile
25th December 2017 9:30pm
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Location: rochdale - Posted April 30, 2010 6:19 am
Email: jivingjohnclarke [at] hotmail [dot] co [dot] uk

john Clarke

Gutted at the news that all the tickets have been sold before I even knew that a ticket would be needed. 400 tickets ? there weren't 400 oeople at the " The Old Boars Head " ever. I've been attending for the last five years and now it's over.

Posted April 30, 2010 5:41 am
Email: sales [at] mojorooster [dot] com




Location: prestwich - Posted April 29, 2010 3:07 am
Email: sales [at] mojorooster [dot] com

paul sutton

Anybody Know Danny Hardman's email address?

Regards Paul

Location: prestwich - Posted April 29, 2010 3:06 am
Email: sales [at] mojorooster [dot] com

paul sutton

Anybody know, do I require a ticket to gain entry to the Pete Cowap Music festival on Sunday 2nd May 10?


Location: denton - Posted March 28, 2010 9:36 am


hello still luck tracing name of the group who played at the guide bridge labour club around 1970s also any photos of stuart, les, pete etc resident folk who worked there on friday, satuarday and sundays.

Location: Morecambe U.K. - Posted January 7, 2009 10:14 pm
Email: tonycook153 [at] hotmail [dot] com

Nick Duval (Tremors, Country Gents)

I've just read what I wrote the other day - should read "14th Jan", not the 4th, STUPID!
Sorry Nick

Location: Manchester - Posted January 3, 2009 3:12 am
Email: m [dot] lynch131 [at] btinternet [dot] com

Mike Lynch (Money,Chapters,Cymerons etc)

Would like to hear from Tony Manton.Also 'Barney' ex roadie with the CHAPTERS.
Pete Kenny and Glen Oakley.
If you guys are still around,please get in touch.
Plus anyone else who remembers the above groups.

Location: Morecambe U.K. - Posted January 2, 2009 9:58 pm
Email: tonycook153 [at] hotmail [dot] com

Nick Duval (Tremors, Country Gents)

If anybody wants to go to Bonner's Funeral, it's on Wed, 4th Jan at Carleton Crematorium, Blackpool at 12.30. I've got directions if you need them - just email me and ask. Nick

Location: Warrington Cheshire - Posted January 1, 2009 2:47 am
Email: christine [dot] elam [at] sky [dot] com

christine elam

My husband although he changed his name to robert elam was known as robert toothill.He used to see the rocking vicars many times at the marlborough hall, and remembers John sutton very well also danny his mate who used to work for ripponden and district transport. john used to be in to motor bikes and worked at rileys toffee works for a while. my husband would love to hear from john you can contact us either via my e-mail or by our land line 01925813783

Location: Anglesey North Wales. - Posted January 1, 2009 1:58 am
Website - Email: higham15 [at] btinternet [dot] com

brian & Carole Higham


Location: Morecambe U.K. - Posted December 31, 2008 10:58 pm
Email: tonycook153 [at] hotmail [dot] com

Nick Duval (Tremors, Country Gents)

Received some very sad news this morning - Wed 31 Dec 08 - that Deke Bonner (Colin Smithies), formerly of the Tremors and The Rainmakers among others, passed away, aged 69, in hospital in Blackpool where he has lived for some years. He had been ill for some considerable time.

Location: Manchester central - Posted December 29, 2008 5:45 am
Email: dozenberrys [at] yahoo [dot] co [dot] uk


Anyone need a 60's Style 'picker'(bit out of practise but knows his stuff)?

Location: Los Angeles, CA - Posted December 25, 2008 9:23 pm
Website - Email: jeff [at] labelfacingcamera [dot] com


Hi - I'm a megafan... early '30s located in LA. Man, I wished I got to see some of these bands live.

I'm looking (desperately) for The Factotums' "Mr. and Mrs. Regards" (written by Gilbert O'Sullivan" b/w "Driftwood" single. Those two tracks are my favorites of all time, but I never owned the 45 - only heard it from a friend. If anyone knows where I can pick up this rare 45 (or knows where the CBS master tapes are kept) please let me know - THANK YOU GANG!

Location: Manchester - Posted December 23, 2008 3:33 am
Email: red [dot] mist [at] btinternet [dot] com


Was the old Denmark Hotel on Denmark Street a venue? Certainly George Melly mentions it in his autobiography.

Location: Italy - Posted December 14, 2008 4:25 am
Email: a [dot] walmsley [at] alice [dot] it

Anthony Walmsley

For all you R&B, Soul, and silly Funkers in general:
When you've got through that, click on his "About me", and there are no less than four more of the same!!

Location: Liverpool - Posted December 10, 2008 4:01 am
Email: kenbonsai [at] aol [dot] com

Kenny Shalliker

Just came across your great site. I played bass with Deeke Rivers and the Big sound round 1963/4. I joind them after leaving Kingsize Taylor and the Dominoes. I would love to get in touch with any of the lads again. If anyone can help that would be great! Keep on Rockin! Bassman

Location: Cheshire - Posted December 8, 2008 6:36 am
Email: jo [dot] burch [at] gmail [dot] com

Jo Tetlow Burch

Just wanted to say what a great site this is. My dad is Martin Tetlow formerly of Studio One Band and Money and various others....

He often regales us with stories of the stuff he used to get up to in his years in these various bands...mostly when me and my sisters have plied him with copious amounts of alcochol!

I love the old pics of him when he was a teenager !!!!

Keep up the good work.

Location: spain - Posted December 6, 2008 10:58 am
Email: justunal [at] hotmail [dot] com


powerhouse 6
can anyone help...quick?? would like to speak to any who was in the powerhouse 6 as my dad past away and would love to get a track that my dad played for my mum and me?? can u help.

Location: little hulton - Posted December 2, 2008 2:23 am
Email: seasons4men [at] yahoo [dot] co [dot] uk


where is kenny edmound now

Location: Hitchin,. Hertfordshire - Posted November 30, 2008 3:51 am
Website - Email: ki_spirit [at] btinternet [dot] com

John Dixon

In answer to Nigel Smith. I remember Rowntrees Sound. Rowntrees Spring Gardens. The Jungfru. The Drokeweeny. The Under the Bedclothes Club. The Manchester Cavern. Mr. Smiths. The CIS. Tifanies. The Poco A Poco (Stockport). The Princess. The Domino. The Georgian.... Happy days (& nights). The Rowntrees Sound and Spring Gardens were FREE to get in too. The young-un's today dont know how good we had it do they??
Best wishes to all... John

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