The Co-op Hall, Leigh

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Peter Bowdler
Hi folks - does anyone remember the Co-op Hall, Leigh in the 60`s where groups entertained such as the BIG THREE, the HOLLIES and many more. These groups appeared lots of times and everyone really appreciated them. Its surprising how many groups appeared in Leigh at the Casino and the Garrick including The Beatles, Rolling Stones and many more. The Cass was owned by Winny Brierly and the Garrick was owned by Roy Jackson and his wife and promoted many groups - unfortunately these clubs are sadly forgotten for their support. I met my pop hero GENE VINCENT at the Garrick then had the pleasure of taking him to MA COTTOMS in Astley nr Leigh which was a bungalow which is still there on Manchester Road where he was staying. These clubs should not be lost in history for their contribution to the support to bringing the best of groups the the area. We had long chats whilst he was staying there, he was a great guy and very funny. Not long after the guy passed away. What a loss ... Read More
29th December 2014 11:42am

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