The Astoria
Union Street, Oldham

Saw numerous groups here, such as The Big Three, Freddie Starr and the Delmonts. My biggest thrill was seeing Trevor Morais who if I'm not mistaken had been voted the worlds top dummer, at the time, do a half hour drum Solo.

Dave Hancock

I was DJ there on Thursday & Sunday nights (Thursday was non-alcohol) in 1966 & 1967 after Gary Laine left for the Talk Of The Town

This makes me lucky enough to have seen and met some big names there such as:

Dave Dee & Co. - Small Faces - Robb Storme Group - Manfred Mann (with Paul Jones) - Paul & Barry Ryan - The Creation - Paddy Klaus & Gibson - The Equals - Foundations - Procol Harum - Spencer Davis Group - The Kinks - Sandie Shaw - Walker Bros. - Alan Price Set - Crispian St. Peters - Zoot Money - The Fortunes - The Yardbirds - Wayne Fontana - St. Louis Union - Gene PItney - Cryin' Shames - Chris Andrews - The Searchers - Billy J Kramer - Lou Christie - David Garrick - Georgie Fame - Edwin Starr

Philip Hart
7/7/12


18 December 1964|
18 December 1964

Tony Prince was at the Astoria in Oldham on Tuesday 12th Feb he told the story of how he was there on the same night 50 years ago when The Beatles played. It was a good night with a local group called The THREETLES who did a good Beatles set.

Hope to have another look at your site, not been on for a while. My computer is a bit up the wall sometimes, like now, it will be up the wall one of these days!
Cheers,

Phil Hindley
21/2/13

Its just over fifty years ago The Beatles appeared at the Astoria.  Tony Prince, a contributor to Manchesterbeat introduced them.

The Astoria went through a few changes  - also known as Baileys, Romeo and Juliets, Frogies and the last I heard it was a pool hall.

Jim Whatmough
17/3/13

  

UNKNOWN GROUP PLAYS OLDHAM ASTORIA CIRCA 1963

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Tony Gardner says...
I played at the Oldham Astoria with the Missing Links. It was a Saturday afternoon matinee session.
The girls were wild. I remember we wore ties for the gig. The girls took scissors to them and all we had left was the knots!
10th February 2017 3:20am
Ray Swindlehurst says...
ShockedCarol do you remember me?
25th November 2016 7:14pm
Carol says...
Ray, not sure if I do, I'm rubbish at names, I only remembered Buck because his was an unusual name. Jog my memory Grin
7th December 2016 8:36pm
Carol says...
Remember all the same bands as Buck but add the Brian Auger Trinity which consisted of Julie Driscoll, Long John Baldrey etc. even remember Buck and Arnold and the Bank Top. Good times
21st November 2016 5:33pm
Buck says...
Hi Carol, nice one,yeah I remember Brian Auger Trinity with Julie Driscoll at the Astoria,was there that night also.Remember the Bank Top landlord at 'Chucking out time' ,coming round with the vac saying "come on you film stars, ... Read More
22nd November 2016 11:56pm
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