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Margaret Gilmore
is there any photos of the Flamingo club that was the old Hipperdrome cinema on Egerton Street ?
25th September 2015 6:01am
paul stevens
Hi Paul,think Graham Wray was right first time as The Statesmen were resident at Flamingo Club in early 60s with the excellent Bernie Bates from Ashton on lead vocals.Worked there with my group Paul Stevens and the Javelins and Eddie Earl was indeed the compere then when the biggest brawl broke out(wild west style)and Eddie(ever the pro)got up on the mike to beg for order until somebody broke a chair over his head!!Great memories though!
16th August 2014 11:45pm
Dennis Halls
Hi Paul,
I was the drummer in The Statesmen and we were resident at The Flamingo Club and The Princess Club in Chorlton we doubled both clubs 4 nights per week for about a year,Bernie Bates was indeed the singer with The Statesmen,the best singer never to have become a big Star,they were happy days and were the start of our professional career in music.
1st November 2016 5:03pm
Paul webmaster
Just added the page - any memories?
1st June 2014 8:53pm
Graham Wray
SmileHi1 Paul. yes I remember The Flamingo Club, it was the old Hippodrome Cinema on Egerton Street. I used to go there with a gang of mates, I was only 17 at the time and some of the lads were even younger. The compere was "Eddie Earl", a true professional, very slick and a great voice. There was I think, a resident band possibly called The Statesmen. I think they later became Mike Rose and The Colours.
8th August 2014 10:31pm
Graham Wray
In my earlier comment about the Flamingo in Farnworth I mentioned a resident band and it was not the Statesmen but Fitz n Startz. A great band. UnsureSorry for any mix up. :Blush
8th August 2014 10:41pm

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