Stoneground stood on Birch Street in Gorton and was originally the 'Corona' Cinema and The Southern Sporting Club. They had some good bands there.
I do remember going there once to see some friends of mine, 'The Willie Eyfot(?) Band' who did CS&N type stuff.
They were supporting 'Back Door' an amazing trio from Sheffield comprising alto sax, drums and the fantastic Colin Hodgkinson on bass and vocals. Colin plays chords on a Fender Precision like you're not supposed to be able to do. People like that make it hard for the rest of us.
I remember around 1974 ?? (correct me if I am wrong )going to see Leo Sayer at The Stoneground when he was wearing his clown outfit - was it 'The show must go on' I am sure this may have been the 1st concert I had attended....
The carpet must have been full of beer because I remember my feet sticking to it :-)
Anne O Keefe nee Donohue
This is more a call for help than a memory:
Does anyone else remember a school hall in Gorton where Principal Edwards Magic Theatre played? It must have been 1971/2.
I remember the event - but for the life of me cannot remember the venue.
Well G'Day, Skippy here,
Well that's wot they use to call me when I lived in Manchester back in the 60's & 70's. StoneGround, remember it well, I was a often stoned immaculate there.
Back then I was a motorcycle mechanic at Derick Johnson's Manchester then motor cycle center Stockport. Stoneground was straight opposite the speedway entrance. My mate big Mick from Reddish use to work the door (Be great to catch up Mick), I often use to give him a lift in and home, he used to watch the bike out the front for me and sometimes we'd stay late having drinks with the band, because I was micks lift home.
I think the managers name was Graham, I always remember the black lights just after you went in always a good sign to see wihich of the loveleys had dandruff or not. The bar was on the right, and the DJ just a little on just before the dance floor. We used to sit just round the corner up the back with Big Al, he used to build springer front ends down at Levenshume, just round the corner from Sivories cafe, also remember the Hells Angels and the Coffin Cheaters use to get in there.
Certainly was some great bands back then, Sensational Alex Harvey Band (who I just recently seen here in Australia), Pink Fairies, Groundhogs, Leo Sayer, (wot a clown), Necter, Golden Earring and many more, but it was a long time ago, oh! yes and the DJ always finished off with Lou Reed's Walk on the wild side.
Had my worst bike accident ever, leaving Stonground on my way home to Reddish some dick brain decided to turn in front of me into Belle Vue st , well, 2 months in hospital with concushion. Great days though, wouldn't change them for Quids. We also use to go to waves and Jillys, lots of fun back then, happy days.
Johnny Mees (Skippy)