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This is probably the hardest page to work with. The vast number of venues and their changing names - particularly in the early sixties - makes it extremely difficult to provide a full lisItng.

Plus, there is very little photographic stuff around - few of us went to clubs with our Instamatics. I can't remember having access to a camera in those days - or wanting to.

So, we try our best and welcome your recollections!!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     
Manchester City Centre    
2 Js, Lloyd Street Al-Kazar Aunties Kitchen
Amber Moon Annabellas, Whitworth Street  
Arrora Ckub, Canon Street Athenium  
     
Barbarellas Beat Club Beat City
Bossa Nova Bier Kellar Blue Note
Bodega Blinkers/Le Phonographe  
     
Cabin Club    
Can Can Catacombs Cromford Club
Cavern Celebrity Club Cossack Club, Bloom St
Chanteclair Che Joey Cona coffee bar
Club 43 Cef D'Or (Brazenose St?)  
     
Del Sol, Bootle Street Den of the Gods Drokiweeny
Deno's Drake's Drum Devils Cave, Oldham Road
     
El Bossa Nova Electric Circus Explosion
     
Fagins FRASCATI'S, Oxford Road Free Trade Hall
Forty Thieves Foo Foo's  
     
Gog and Magog, London Rd Guys & Dolls  
     
Heaven and Hell Hi-Fi Coffee Bar House of Bamboo
     
Jigsaw Jungfrau  
     
La Roca Left Wing Coffee Bar Le Grand Trianon
Le Phonographe/Blinkers Le Petit Trianon, Bootle St Lewis's Ballroom
     
Magic Village Majestic Club - Deansgate Manchester Sports Guild (MSG)
Mogambo Mr Smith's  
   
Napoleons New Century Hall Nice and Easy, Fennel Rd
     
Oasis/Sloopys/Yer Fathers Moustache Odeon Osbourne Club, Oldham Rd
     
Paddock Club, Mosley St    
Palace Theatre Parrokeet, Spring Gardens  
Penny Farthing Picadilly Club  
Pendulum Plaza  
     
Rafters    
Rails The Ritz  
Rowntrees - Takis, Sound, Scene, etc    
     
Silver Moon Strangeways Prison Stax
     
Takis/Rowntrees Seen    
The Thatched House, Market St Top of the Town Time and Place
Three Coins Tiffanys, Oxford Street Twisted Wheel/Placemate
Treffpunkt    
     
Wishing Well    
     
Accrington    
The Arts - Arcadium Ballroom Majestic Ballroom (Accy Con)  
     
Ardwick    
College Theatre Club ABC Ardwick Hippdrome
     
Alderley Edge    
Regal Ballroom Royal Oak  
     
Altrincham    
Stamford Hall Altrincham Ice Rink Top Hat Club
The Stamford Arms    
     
Ashton-under-Lyne    
Ashton Palais Golden Door The Groove 
The Birdcage Ashton College  
     
Atherton    
Kings Head Sidroys Formby Hall
George VI Red Lion Queens Hotel
     
Bacup    
Tender Trap, Bacup    
     
Barrow in Furness    
Public Hall, 99 Club Barrow Island Conservative Club
     
Blackburn    
The Mirabelle    
     
Bolton    
Beachcomber, Bolton Cromwellian Club, Bolton Bolton Palais
Nevada, Bolton Bolton Casino Boneyard
Copperfields, Bolton Blue Lagoon Odeon
     
Bredbury    
Lowes Arms Bredbury Hall  
     

Broughton

   
No 7 Club    
     
Burnley    
Burnley Casino Burnley Mecca Lucas Social Club
     
Bury    
Bury Palais De Danse The Basement Bury FC Social Club
     
Collyhurst    
Electric Circus    
     
Carlisle    
Cosmo Club, Carlisle Gretna Hall, Carlisle County ballroom
     
Cheadle Heath    
Railway Club    
     
Cheadle Hulme    
Kings Hall Music Box Parish Hall
     
Cheetham Hill    
Silver Blades Ice Rink Finnegans  
Frankenbergs Ukrainian Club  
Chilterns    
     
Chester    
Quaintways, Chester Riverpark Ballroom  
     
Chorlton    
The Oaks Princess Club  
Tommy Johnsons Flintstones Cave?  
     
Chorlton on Medlock    
New Sunset 77 Club    
     
Clayton-Le-Moors    
The Vic    
     
Collyhurst    
The Playhouse Lee Road Social Club  
     
Colne    
Chez Nous    
     
Crewe    
Up the Junction Dirty Duck  
     
Culcheth    
Pig Market    
     
Darwen
   
Club Barracuda    
     
Denton    
Denton Youth Club St Georges Social Club Sunny Side Club
Wickers Globe Trotting Club    
     
Didsbury    
Swinging Door Coffee Bar Midland  
     
Droylesden    
Top Twenty Club Co-op Hall  
     
Dukinfield    
Jubilee Hall The Moon (later Hiccups)  
     
Eccles    
St Pauls Youth Club Lyndale Court School of Dancing
Majestic Talk of the North Barbarellas/Swinging Sporran
Broadway Ballroom

 

 
     
Fallowfield    
St Kents, Fallowfield Rays Place  
     
Failsworth    
Candy Club The Broadway  
Sinatras    
     
Farnworth    
Blightys Flamingo The Phoenix Club
The Big Apple    
     
Flixton    
Flixton Youth Club    
     
Frodsham    
Mersey View Dance Hall    
     
Glazebrook    
Glazebrook Country Club    
     
Glossop
   
Crystal Ballroom    
     
Gorton/Belle Vue    
Top Ten Club - Belle Vue Southern Sporting Club 88 Club
Zoo b doo Disco, Belle Vue Bavarian Bluebell Pub
Stoneground Spurley Hey Youth Club The Pomona
     
Great Harwood    
The Jazz    
     
Harpurhey    
Embassy Club Northern Sporting Club  
     
Hazel Grove    
Bamboo Club    
     
Heald Green    
Mercury Club    
     
Heaton Mersey    
Regency Club    
     
Heywood    
The Seven Stars The Richmond Club  
     
Higher Blackley    
Higher Blackley Labour Club Higher Blackley Liberal Club  
     
Hollinwood    
Top Twenty Club    
     
Hyde    
Astoria    
     
Irlam    
Palais Glazebrook Country Club  
     
Knutsford    
Civic Hall    
     
Leigh    
The Beachcomber Leigh Casino Eagle and Child Hotel (now Bliss)
Leigh Miners British Legion The Garrick Club
The Sportsman Hotel Higher Fold Labour Club Pennington Youth Club
Higher Fold YC Abbey Street Labour Club The Crypt (under Bedford Church)
St Joseph's Hall Boars Head pub The Lord Nelson pub
The Way Inn Co-op Hall  
     
Levenshulme    
Browns Sporting Club/Palais de Danse  
     
Little Hulton    
Brown's Uncle Tom's Cabin St. Edmunds Club  
     
Liverpool    
Reeces Ballroom, Liverpool Iron Door Club, Liverpool  
     
Longsight    
The Bobby J and J Club Astoria  
     
Lowton    
Lowton Labour Club Lowton Civic Hall Lowton Village Club
     
Macclesfield    
El Rio    
     
Marple    
Marple General Youth Club    
     
Middleton    
The Limit    
     
Milnrow    
The Three Cellars Empire Cabaret Club  
     
Moss Side    
Nile Club Princess Rd The Reno, Princess Rd Colonial Club
The Edinburgh, Alexandra Rd    
     
Moston    
Stop Stop    
     
Nantwich    
Civicl Hall    
     
Nelson    
Imperial Club El-Tropicano Birdtrap
     
Nethertown    
Tow Bar Inn,    
     
Newton Heath    
Sporting Disco Club Newton Health/Ceylon Palais Devil's Cave
Cresta Ballroom    
     
Northenden    
Methodist YC    
     
Northwich    
Memorial Hall    
     
Oldham    
Astoria Hill Stores, Oldham Baileys, Union Street
Human Jungle The Thing Club Cat's Whiskers, Union Street
Spinners, Oldham Sands Club The Majestic (?), Lancashire St
Catacombs Delph Youth Club Pitt Club
Apres Ski Lodge St Marks, Glodwick Uppermil Civic Hall

St Margaret's Hollinwood

Savoy Ballroom/Candlelight Princess Ballroom
Flintstone's Cave Unity Hall Uppermill Drill Hall
Billingtons St James's C of E Church Hall Birch Hall Hotel, Lees
     
Old Trafford    
Luxor Club    
     
Openshaw    
Domino    
     
Oswaldtwistle    
Empire Dance Hall    
     
Patricroft    
The Majestic Ballroom    
     
Preston    
Top Rank    
     
Radcliffe    
Civic Hall    
     
Rochdale    
The Lower Chambers Cubi Klub Mambo Club
Carlton (Mecca) Fire Station Shamba
The Masque Coffee Bar Medici Coffee Bar Pyramid Club
The Three Cellars Turner's Ballroom  
     
Rawtenstall    
The Astoria    
 
Royton    
Royton Co-op    
     
Rusholme    
St Crispins, Rusholme The Pop Inn, Platt Lane Birch Park Palace, Dickenson Rd
Man City Social Club Astoria, Plymouth Grove  
     
     
St Helens    
The Plaza, Duke St    
     
Sale    
Sale Locarno Town Hall  
The Blue Room Palma Nova Coffee Club Palace Theatre Club, off Chester Rd
     
Salford    
Regent/Academy, Salford Cumberland Club Hr Broughton Assembly Rooms
His Excellencies/Cage/Gaytime The Georgian Disc-a-go-go
Riverboat The Devonshire Gainsborough
Gainsborough, Pendleton Condron, Frederick Rd Merrygoround
Whiskey-A-Gogo - Riverboat Fusiliers Spare Wheel Club, Corporation St
Black Lion Yellow Bird Club, Regent Road The Tower Club, Gt Clowes St
Maxwell Hall, Salford Tech Bamboo Rooms  
     
Shaw    
Shaw Stores Jackies Beat Club  
 
Stalybridge    
Empire Ballroom Bower Club  
     
Stretford    
Browns (Teenbeat/ Inn Place) Stretford Banqueting Suite Hardrock
St Peter YC    
     
Stockport area    
Alma Lodge Chez Fred's Coffee Bar,
Tabernacle Empress Rat Pit
Sgt Peppers Imperial Club Cresta
Raven Coffee Bar Club Offerton Palace Sinking Ship
Texan Cabaret Club Kingfisher Manor Lounge
The Masque Essoldo Cinema Stockport Town Hall
Poco-Poco Cobden Place Coffee Dance Club  
     
Swinton    
New Plaza Ballroom Bee Hive Palais
Wishing Well    
     
Timperley    
Young Ones Rock Club    
     
Tydesley    
Prince of Wales pub    
     
Urmston    
Urmston Baths    
     
Walkden    
St Paul's Youth Club Night Owl Club  
     
Whalley Range    
Beech Lawn Club Clifton Grange Hotel - The Biz  
     
Warmingham    
Warmingham Grange Country Club    
     
Warrington    
Co-op Hall Bell Hall The Towers
Parr Hall Blue Candle Disco Club Carlton Club
Lion Hotel    
     
Waterfoot    
Black Night Club    
     
Weaverham    
Weaverham Church House The Salter (now demolished)  
     
Westhoughton    
Casino    
     
Wigan    
Room at the Top Casino Rugby Club
New Upper Morris St WMC Higher Ince Labour Club  
     
Winsford    
Strand Ballroom Mr Smiths  
     
Wilmslow    
Club Creole/Rex Ballroom (Pop Inn)  
     
Withington    
St Bernadette's Mauldeth Road Youth Club  
     
Wythenshawe    
Staxx St Francis's Youth Club, Newall Green St Anthonys,Woodhouse Park
St Columba's Youth Club St Johns,Benchill William Temple, Woodhouse Park
Woodhouse Park C.A St Peters, Firbank Road Skyways
St Lukes, Benchill The Golden Garter Yew Tree
     

Any info on some of these clubs/coffee bars of the 60s? Any info gratefully accepted.

Al Kaza, Fennel Street Highspot Birdsville
Deno's Whitworth St Jackies Explosion Club Annabels
Two J's Coffee Bar Bus Stop Wishing Well
Cellar 64, Stretford Road Four Drums HiFi Coffee Bar, Richmons Street
The Golden Gate Oxford Rd Station App Regent Combo, Rochdale Rd Amigo's
The Seven Stars off Dantzic St, Candy Club, ,Oldham Road Rawtenstall Astoria
The Stage and Radio on Newton St The Garden of Eden Whitworth St The Paddock Club Lower Mosley St


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Alan Letts
A Few You've Missed.
The Vic. Clayton Le Moors. D.J. Plus Johnny Kidd and the Pirates. Nero and the Gladiators. The Dolphins. Eddie Martin.
The Jazz. Great Harwood. D.J. Local Groups.
The Mirabelle. Blackburn. D.J.
30th January 2017 1:50am
Alan Law
G'day Ian, was that Fred Shawcross you talked about, what a talent! Loved the Poco , Alan n Talk etc
26th January 2017 7:56pm
Joe Hardy
Surprised the Willows (Salford rugby club) monday nights - MUD were the resident group between the record sessions
26th January 2017 2:20am
Jane Ales
Otherwise known as the PSV club for bus drivers. Friday night was Factory night.
26th January 2017 5:04am
Joe hardy
Can,t believe no one has posted about the Russell club and new Russell club in hulme the 6 Lyons brothers were the doormen
25th January 2017 11:48am
Ralph butters
Here's a few clubs not mentioned The Princess Club on barley moor rd . The Dirty Duck Crewe . Up the Junction Crewe
11th January 2017 7:56am
Ian Kinsey
SadSURELY SOMEONE REMEMBERS THE POCO A POCO IN STOCKPORT, CIRCA 1969 / 1970 / 1971. I PLAYED THERE SO MANY MANY TIMES AS STRANGE BREW WITH A LOT OF BIG STARS SUCH AS THE SHADOWS, THE PEDDLARS. THE SEARCHEERS GERRY MARSDEN ENGELBERT HUMPERDINK AND MANY MORE.EVEN DAVID BOWIE WAS THERE IN HIS EARLY DAYS. FRED SHAW WAS THE COMPERE, FOLOWED BY VINCE MILLAR, BOTH GREAT GUYS.IF YOU DO GET IN TOUCH, THIS WAS ONE OF THE VERY FINEST CABARET CLUBS IN THE U K , AND I HAVE PLAYED THEM ALL.
28th December 2016 7:32am
David West
You've missed out a club in Brierfield near Nelson, called the Birdtrap. It was an all nighter on a smaller scale than the Twisted Wheel. No groups just a DJ with wicked Soul, blues and Motown tunes. We used to go there after The Imp if we didn't have the bus fare to get to The Wheel. We went in late 60s early 70s
14th December 2016 8:51pm
Malcolm Barrett
Just been reading about Ivans Meads. Remember seeing them sing sins of the Family fall on the daughter.Sure it was called Jungfraue or similar. It was near manchester cathedral. Think teacher from Burley St had something to do with it. Also got them to do a gig at ardwick lads club 66/68. We would go to Jungfraue most weekends. Used to have some good soul groups on. Anyone got any memories or help
22nd October 2016 1:43am
Piet Royal
Thought I would have seen St Francis youth club in Newall Green. 1960's into the 70's and the Royal Oak pub known as Mad Movies in the late 70's.
Both great venues for new music with my brother Billy Royal and me as DJ's.
Maybe you could add these to the list...
Other good jocks around at the time included Mick Burrell and Martin Ellis, real names McCaren and Skues...
24th September 2015 12:35am
Alan Law
Enjoyed going down memory lane with you all.My Agency was Stylmaster Theatrical Agency St Helens,did loads of clubs n pubs in and around M/c Wasn't huge,however,enthusiastic,and reliable,had the odd stuff up( who doesn't ?) Had a great relationship with clubs,acts n fellow Agents. Left for Australia in 1974 ,never went back in the business,however,loved live Ent. for ever.First thing I do visiting England is find a club or an act/band and relive it all,great memories ( back for 5/6/7/sept 2015 - will be doing same) . All the acts n agents n clubs mentioned bring floods of great memories. Will pass on web site to my eng. friends in Aus. Brian Durkin,Brian Mills,L.E n John Martin, Ian Hamilton Garrick,Towers,Room at the Top,Wigan Casino,Dominoe,Fagins,Talk of the North,Yew Tree All Great memories. Would like to make contact with Geoff Franklin , anyone help? Thanks again for the Trip.Alan
28th August 2015 10:52am
LES standing
Hello Out there,
over the years I have tried to remember a group I saw at Grey St Youth Club as far as i remember the club was just off Hyde Rd lay not BOC Car sales petrol station ac 1959.across from the garage was CLOWES ST \\\ THE GROUP wore gold larmi suits and were very polished act I heard for the first time a eco chamber they sounded the best Any one have an inkling who they MAY HAVE BEEN were
Les
22nd June 2015 1:02am
Susie
We used to love going to Sinatra's in Failsworth as it quite a mixed age group. I remember one night coming out of the club with two guys we had been dancing with. We were met by a couple of women who started to hit us over the head. How could we know these guys were married? What a laugh!
27th May 2015 5:07pm
Susie
Does anyone remember the Cat's Whiskers in Oldham in the late 60s/ early 70s. Me and my mate Regina had wild nights there.
27th May 2015 5:02pm
Jane Ales
My mate Elise Cutter used to work at The Cats Whiskers. I had great nights there.
14th June 2015 5:07am
geoff boniface
theres a photo of the top cat club round about 1980 todd street near victoria station in the manchester local images collection went to many clubs in late 60s/70s don't know to much about it…did it have live bands or play music anybody any information
14th May 2015 10:48pm
Chris Thorpe
The Top Cat club was a seedy little place up a staircase on the 1st floor. It was your typical 60's 'dive'. We used to go for a lads night out in our teens as the Cat had the usual 3 strippers, blue comedian and a singer all doing a couple of 'spots' each. The place was minging really and full of prostitutes, bandits and us! Never any music to speak of it was just a cheap old night out.
27th May 2015 5:21pm
Tony Burke
Anyone remember The 5 Ways at Hazel Grove (big pub) having a regular Saturday night in one of its rooms. I think they charged to go in but the music was a juke box. We used to go there quite a bit. Remember playing Cream's White Room on the juke box over and over when it had just come out.
21st February 2015 10:43pm
Dave Hamer
Hi Tony
I used to go to the Five Ways(on the Poynton road), Hazel Grove in about 1965/66. I thought it was on a Sunday night, but I may be wrong. I used to go with one of my first girlfriends, Christine Pratt. We'd get the 92 bus to the Rising Sun then walk to the Five Ways. Looking on Google street view it is still there.
Cheers Dave Hamer
4th December 2015 6:37am
Alan Taylor
Hi
Anyone remember Barbarella's in Eccles circa 1972 where I was resident DJ after Chunky left.
6th January 2015 10:42am
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