Spurley Hey Youth Club
Gorton

Anyone recognise the group? Members? Approx 1962  
   
 


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Dennis Poole
The club began around 1960 and operated two nights each week, Wednesday and either Friday or Saturday. A couple of teachers " mounted guard" over the hall, where the dancing took place, and a room down among the classrooms where table tennis took place. Music was provided by a small record player on stage connected into a Tannoy sound system, some significant way short of arena quality. The DJ (myself, the first one for the first year or so, and a pretty poor one, but with a great record collection) was prone to receiving electric shocks from the on/ off switch offstage. A pupil of Spurley Hey school, Glyn Ellis, launched his career as a singer at the club with his group, the Jets, with a very impressive, caped, demonic persona. A couple of years later he was transmogrified into Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders. The club provided the high spot of the week for local kids until they reached 18, and could graduate to the bars at The Top Ten Club down Mount Rd at Belle Vue, ... Read More
10th October 2016 3:53am
Dennis Poole
The club began around 1960 and operated two nights each week, Wednesday and either Friday or Saturday. A couple of teachers " mounted guard" over the hall, where the dancing took place, and a room down among the classrooms where table tennis took place. Music was provided by a small record player on stage connected into a Tannoy sound system, some significant way short of arena quality. The DJ (myself, the first one for the first year or so, and a pretty poor one, but with a great record collection) was prone to receiving electric shocks from the on/ off switch offstage. A pupil of Spurley Hey school, Glyn Ellis, launched his career as a singer at the club with his group, the Jets, with a very impressive, caped, demonic persona. A couple of years later he was transmogrified into Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders. The club provided the high spot of the week for local kids until they reached 18, and could graduate to the bars at The Top Ten Club down Mount Rd at Belle Vue, ... Read More
10th October 2016 3:46am




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