The Candy Club
Oldham Rd, Failsworth

I played regularly at this venue with my group the Don Juan Five.

The thing I remember most vividly about it was the ultra violet lighting they always used, which was great except that it showed up all your dandruff, and you couldn't see a thing from the stage.

Also, it was a bit difficult to read your running order, and, to be honest, we never memorised it beforehand so it was a bit hit and miss.

Nevertheless, it was a good, small venue, and we all enjoyed playing there.

Dave Ball

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Comments (6)

Topic: The Candy Club, Failsworth
David Summerscales says...
If I have it right this was once the Popular Picture Palace, later Sinatra's owned and run by one of the Bolger brothers.

I think it burnt down and reopened as Candy Club.
27th April 2014 10:23am
Mike Hammond says...
I think it must have been the Candy club before it became Sinatra's because after it burned ( arson I believe ) the insurance didn't pay out so the then owner, Arthur Goulden couldn't rebuild. The site was flattened & a ... Read More
5th November 2014 7:35pm
Alan Murphy says...
I used to go to the Candy Club in the early 60's remember it well. It was in Newton Heath not Failsworth on Oldham Road just past Dean Lane towards manchester.
19th October 2015 10:25am
David simmonds says...
The candy club was in Newton Heath ,before or after it was the Devils cave, the club that was Sinatras was a different club
16th September 2016 6:54pm
David simmonds says...
The location of the candy/Devils cave was turn left at the bottom of old church st onto Oldham rd and the club was on the first or second block on the left .sinatras club was way up Oldham rd near the pole
17th September 2016 3:46am
Ian Kinsey says...
I sang at Sinatra's many times I was the singer in the Buttons,Ted Lee was my bass player. He was the guy who painted John Lennon's Rickenbacker and George Harrisons Gibson black as the manufacturers did not offer them in that colour at the ... Read More
16th September 2016 5:32pm



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