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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
Michael McAuley (Stockport) says...
Hi Geoff, I have just seen your comment about Les Heaton, Its very sad to hear this. I worked with him at the Cash & Carry, and i'm sure at some point he introduced me to you (about 20 years ago) I loved his stories from that time, and he ... Read More
Yesterday 11:45pm
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
Sruthi Pathak (Bangalore) says...
i am available till this week
Today 12:02am
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Location: Leigh, Lancs. - Posted September 11, 2010 12:24 am
Email: lilliebell1708 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Lesley Jay

Hi Paul, this is my 3rd attempt of a message, as new to a computer and keep messing up, though I did get an unexpected reply from Phil Coggan/ex.Lee Wade and the W. Ones, great! I'm trying to find an old friend from the 60's she was a school friend and then we knocked about when we left school, as in Mr Smiths/Droki., Jungfrau, 'Wheel and Oasis/Reubens etc., she was called Denise Jones, lived in Dukinfield, as I did and she had a much younger brother and sister, but she found lurv' and we lost touch. Hope she or someone reads M/Beat. and returns my 'message'. I find your 'site' heartwarming re. the 60's., but just wish more people would contribute. I check it out 2/3 times a day - what memories of Rev. Black etc., Lee Wade & the W. Ones, the Corvettes, Richard Kent Style and Factotums (knew Nigel as I went to Fairfield High in early 60's and saw him a lot, but he never noticed me, boohoo! Very sad to read he had died so young. Never realized I was such a groupie, but got married in August 1969., so that clipped my wings, hehe! Hope I get a reply from Denise!! Many thanks.

Location: Liverpool - Posted September 4, 2010 5:27 am
Email: taylor [dot] pete [at] hotmail [dot] co [dot] uk

Pete Taylor

I just want to inform anyone who knew Martin Sleator, who was the bass guitarist with Pete and the Persuaders in the 60's, and later with other groups in the 70's. Later to become the owner of the artists agency. EMPORER ARTISTS passed away suddenly at his home in Spain on 20th Aug 2010. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

Location: Warington - Posted September 4, 2010 3:17 am
Email: christineelam947 [at] btinternet [dot] com

christine Elam

hI The Chevrolets wil be appearing at the flying Dutchman pub hill gate, Stockport on 24th october they have been rehearsing like mad all muso's welcome a great combo with some great musos love to see pete and the lads there. rock on Chrisrine (Manager of the band

Location: Vancouver - Posted September 3, 2010 7:29 am
Email: rogermoors [at] hotmail [dot] com

Roger Moors (Vince Storm)

Are you out there ?
I found your posting by accident...I keep in touch with Dennis Heath...are any of the others still around?

Location: Quickjohn - Posted September 2, 2010 5:25 pm
Website - Email: Quickjohn [at] ww [dot] com


What an awesome site.There certainly has been a lot of work gone into this.Congratulations for a job well done

Location: wilmslow , cheshire - Posted August 20, 2010 1:20 am
Email: johnfeatherstone [at] tiscali [dot] co [dot] uk

john featherstone


Location: denton - Posted August 18, 2010 8:13 am


still no luck regarding the guide bridge labour club - photo`s please of resident drummer, pianist, and compare - stuart, pete and les. Also name of group who played there on a Thursday evening. many thanks.

Location: wilmslow ,cheshire,england, - Posted August 15, 2010 3:42 am
Email: johnfeatherstone [at] tiscali [dot] co [dot] uk

john featherstone

to margareta wayllberg who left a message on the chuckles page on 20/7/10 yes i remember playing in sweden and have some photos of us playing in foketts parks it was a very hectic time lots of travelling from place to place, you now have my email address??

Location: wilmslow, cheshire,england - Posted August 15, 2010 3:32 am
Email: johnfeatherstone [at] tiscali [dot] co [dot] uk

john featherstone

to john switzer who left message on the chuckles page on 3/4/10 contact me i have paddys email and phone numbers

Location: Scotland - Posted August 14, 2010 10:51 am
Email: deborahhiggins [at] talktalk [dot] net

Deborah Higgins

Looking for my cousin Jamie Wilson who plays in band from Salford.

Location: Middleton, Manchester - Posted July 17, 2010 4:07 am
Email: jandc [dot] firth [at] tiscali [dot] co [dot] uk

John Firth

To Justin (Ripper) Unell It's only just been brought to my attention that you wanted to contact anyone from Powerhouse. As you posted the message on December 2008, it's possible you may have changed your e-mail address but both myself and vocalist, Tiddy Gibbs have e-mailed you. So sorry it's taken so long to respod but we're REALLY EAGER to hear about your Dad, Jack. He was a great guy and we were all gutted when he said he couldn't turn professional with us. I'm particularly sad to hear of his passing.
John Firth, drums.

Location: Tameside - Posted July 5, 2010 9:47 am
Email: cloudstepper48 [at] hotmail [dot] com

Don James

Any news on the over 55s club night being started in Manchester? As a group member and 60s DJ, I would love to know more

Location: bowdon cheshire - Posted July 3, 2010 5:38 am
Email: roymozley [at] tiscali [dot] co [dot] uk

roy mozley

looking for ray summers from ellsmere park please get in touch roy

Location: Manchester - Posted July 1, 2010 4:48 pm
Email: paligap [at] hotmail [dot] co [dot] uk


Has anyone got contact details for Neil Carter ? Ex dj Twisted Wheel,PR for R&B Scene magazine,Also connected to Atlantic/Stax Appreciation Society "Uptightan'Outasight" London ?

Location: denton - Posted June 28, 2010 8:30 am


still outstanding and requiring information about the guide bridge labour club in the late 60s and early 70s - still will would like info on the group who played there on thursday evenings also any photographs of stuart, pete, les etc. who were resident members of the band etc who played fri,sat and sundays.

Location: New Malden - Posted June 26, 2010 7:11 pm
Website - Email: nick_warburton [at] hotmail [dot] com

Nick Warburton


Does anyone have any information about the band, The King Pins who did a single for the Star Club label in Germany and played at the club in 1966-1967. I think they relocated to Stoke on Trent later. The picture sleeve shows a five-man band and it's called "Gotta Get A Good Thing Going" c/w "Willow Tree".

I think Colin Turner was the bass player

Location: manchester - Posted June 24, 2010 6:26 am
Email: maureenway [at] aol [dot] com


any one remember the mistarys group at top ten club in the 60s

Location: Rochdale - Posted May 21, 2010 5:40 pm
Email: jivingjohnclarke [at] hotmail [dot] co [dot] uk

John Clarke

Danny,I don't know wether you got my e-mail but thanks again very much for your kind efforts. See you next year with a bit of luck. John.

Location: denton - Posted May 16, 2010 8:13 am


still wanting photographs of audenshaw labour clubs artist ie stewart mckay,pete holloway, les etc for scrap book plus can anyone name the group who played there on a thursday and practiced at the birch pub on birch street.

Location: nottingham - Posted May 16, 2010 2:27 am
Email: cetarr30 [at] aol [dot] com

chrissie stephenson

i was a student in manchester in the late sixties, working in many of the clubs...Mr Smiths,Tiffanys, Rafters,Aunties KItchen and Rays Place in Fallowfield.I was and still am involved with the music scene and would love to share stories and memories of those i worked with or those who were there......never missed a wed night at the students union on Oxford road !!!

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