Tell us about some of the acts you saw at the Dungeon – the first, the best, memorable moments.

Maurice Moore – “I personally don’t have one best memory but several. My ‘best’ will include the Small Faces, the Who, Steampacket, Little Stevie Wonder and Inez & Charlie Foxx.”

Margaret Kerslake “The Kinks.”

Steve Parker – “Soul Sisters.”

Mick Hatcher – “The Small Faces, we stood at the back and could only see the top of their heads and ends of their guitars as they weren’t very tall, brilliant night, proper mods.”

Lyn Frost – “Defo Small Faces, my all-time fave band, managed to get near front, amazing.”

Mick Hatcher – “Alright Lyn don’t rub it in.”

Lyn Frost – “Sorry, but I was only small, and we managed to squeeze our way.”

Kath Shaw – “Yes, Small Faces were memorable, we stood at the front, I liked Steve Marriott, my friend preferred Plonk Lane, so we had a really brill view of them.”

Phil Long – “I knew Ronnie later when I was working for Island Records, took him out on a promotional tour, lovely bloke!”

Mick Holland – “The Small Faces … incredible.”

Kate Cogle – “Small Faces … Steve Marriott was very kind when I got clonked by a guitar thanks to over exuberant fans!!”

Kath Shaw – “I think Steve Marriott, I was on the front row, & his voice was fabulous.”

Elizabeth Cave – “Me too!”

Lyn Frost – “Got to be Small Faces. My haircut was same as Stevies.”

Glyn Morgan – “Small Faces.”

Seamus Ferris – “Those Boys Were Off the moment, Just like a lot of people WHO wanted more from the Sixtys. People Try To put us Down.”

Glyn Morgan – “Hi Seamus, are we not all eventual people that were once of the moment (had our moment in time), alas.”

Barry Cooper “Small Faces….btw did Dave Dee, Dozy,Beaky, Mick and Titch appear at any time?”

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Maurice Moore “Yes Barry – Dave Dee etc did appear, I was there. Twice in ’66.”

Paul Thorpe – “I said no earlier…..then deleted, didn’t read the list properly. I last saw Beaky playing at a beach party in a bar in Estepona 15 years ago.”

Josephine Pate – “Me too. They autographed a photo for us. I gave mine away sometime back then.”

Mike Bond – “Dave Dee nearly left an impression on me when the whip he used on ‘The Legend of Xanadu’ almost had my eye out!”

Mick Hatcher – “That song was released nine days before the Dungeon closed, Mike.”

Mike Bond – “May have got my venues mixed up, saw them a few times.”

Graham Allsopp – “I saw them at The DC.”

David Picker – “I saw them at Boston Gliderdrome, much to my disappointment, as I’d gone to see Jimmy James & Vagabonds who cancelled at the last minute and Dave Dee etc stepped in.”

Sheila Skinner – “Little Stevie Wonder. Seemed sort of awesome as he was led on stage.”

Dave Callard – “I was there that night Sheila, and that part of being led on stage stays with me too … how weird.”

Veda Bromwich – “Little Stevie Wonder being lead down the stairs to the stage always sticks in my mind.”

Ann Carlton – “Me too, he was with his Mum.”

Gary Maxton – “There was definitely a large stuffed fish in a case on the stage wall, I remember that because Little Stevie Wonder banged his head on it when he threw it back whilst singing.”

Stephen Jeffery – “Stevie Wonder.”

Ros Torz – “Stevie Wonder … So many …”

Carole Langsdale – “Little Steve Wonder and Chris Farlowe.”

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Craig Strong – “Lee Dorsey for me, although probably as he shook my hand and asked me “How are you man!” Me, a man … I was 14!”

Kath Shaw – “Yes, I remember Lee Dorsey, he came a bit later, maybe ’67.”

David Picker – “My first was Lee Dorsey. So many good ones. Enjoyed Jimmy Cliff.”

Tim Northern – “Haha I also remember Edwin Starr he signed my card and I lost it.”

Tim Northern – “Working in a coal mine!”

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Josephine Pate – “Drifters.”

Steve Banting – “I could have put my house on that one Jo.”

Paul Thorpe – “Which set of Drifters? Both groups were from Nottingham, according to earlier posts on here Josephine …”

Josephine Pate – “Ayup Paul me and my mate Sue saw the Drifters for the first time Wedneday Jan 19th, 1966 and it cost us five bob to get in. We were a bit bummed out cause it cost that much on a week night. Not many in the club that night and we stood in front of the stage and were blown away by them. In my mind I’m still standing there absolutely in awe anytime I hear them. So the Original Drifters were at the raid and at the time, having waited all night to see them, we were a bit taken aback cause it was a different group. They were good but not the right bunch!!”

Siddo Mel Senior – “Was it the Drifters when everyone was ar**d out into the street? But one of my favourites was Cliff Bennett and the Rebel Rousers.”

Barry Cooper – “We thought they were the Drifters, but in fact they were the Invitations.”

Craig Strong – “Didn’t get to see them … so The Invitations as ‘Skiing in the Snow’ Invitations?”

John Murphy – “… and ‘Watch Out Little Girl’. One of the best being played today!”

Barry Cooper – “So I believe Craig, but those days it could have been anyone, Mick Payne knows more on this.”

Craig Strong – “True. Remember ‘The Fabulous Temptations’?”

Frank Ellis – “Not sure anyone’s mentioned the great Ben E King yet. As I remember, after numerous encores (real one’s – not the carefully choreographed stuff served up these days), he still had to be brought back on stage just to calm the crowd.”

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Howard Hillier – “Inez and Charlie Foxx.”

Mick Hatcher – “Remember seeing Charlie & Inez Foxx. Tightrope was one of my favourites.”

Paul Thorpe – “Me too Mick, they were great, posted about the signed photo I got from them some time ago, sadly lost!! Inez was one of the most beautiful & glamorous women this 15 year old had ever seen, and as you know Mick, I’d seen a lot by then, as I lived in Aspleh …”

Mick Hatcher – “No Paul we had the best in Broxtah.”

Linda Thompson – “I agree with Mick us Broxtah gals were lovelah. Should think so with all the Max Factor I used to slap on me face!!”

Paul Thorpe – “Them girls & boys from the estates wuz the best ‘Acne hiders’ in Nottingham …”

Pete Wardle – “You lot kill me. Love this old dry humour which I think was born on those estates out of a sense of belonging to an elite group known as Mods but basically being raised with very little to brag about only the fact that everyone was in the same boat and just got on with it. Would not have changed that upbringing for diamonds.”

Sam Moore – “My most memorable act was Inez and Charlie Fox seeing Charlie doing his dance to the Tightrope right across the stage. Can see him now.”

Michael Belshaw – “I remember that. His hair was immaculate when they came out and within 30 seconds of starting it was all over the place.”

Charlie Foxx, Lynn Allen
Lynn Allen meets Charlie Foxx on stage

Sam Moore – “Another that sticks in mind was The Toys. If I am correct they wore turquoise dresses – absolutely stunning.”

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Sandra Buckland – “Great memories of seeing Wilson Pickett at the Dungeon – vividly remember his leather waistcoat!!”

Rosemary Phillips – “Wilson Pickett bliss.”

Chris Fensom – “I was leaning on the back wall facing the stage. Fantastic, he’s got to go down as one of the best acts at the Dungeon.”

Suzanne Tindle – “Wilson Picket, Charlie and Inez Foxx and Steampacket were my favourites. I remember that my then boyfriend Graeme (possibly in very sharp dark green suit) went up on stage with Charlie and Inez.”

Chris Fensom – “Small Faces, Steampacket, Wilson Picket but has to be the Temptations.”

Barry Cooper – “Can’t believe I missed the Temptations.”

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Tim Northern – “One Sunday afternoon I remember a massive limmo outside and a massive black woman with her minders emerging – Big Maybelle.”

Linda Thompson – “Drifters, Lee Dorsey, Jimmy Cliff, The Steampacket – there were so many. Enjoyed seeing Amen Corner. But I do remember seeing a lady called Big Maybelle who got stuck on the stairs leading to the stage. To my shame, I did find it really funny. The poor lady was mortified and it took ages to get her unstuck.”

Pete Wardle – “Remember her Linda Thompson.”

Murray Frew – “I was there, it was horrendous. They had to jemmy her down the back stage stairs, and all that ankle fat flowing over her fancy high heels. But boy could she belt it out. Sunday marathon I think.”

Linda Thompson – “Yes it was, Murray.”

Pete Wardle – “Remember seeing an act called The Madd Lads or something like that?”

Craig Strong – “They were on Stax.”

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Paul Thorpe – “Screamin’ Jay Hawkins!!”

Maurice Moore – “The electrical system in the Dungeon was not great and I remember the fuses being blown more than once – certainly during the Mark Four’s set and when Screamin’ Jay Hawkins sang his most theatrical song ‘I Put a Spell On You’, he stepped forward, there was a flash and … all you could hear was the horn section.”

Ros Guthrie – “The Spellbinders and the worst Screaming J Hawkins.”

Paul Thorpe – “Ros, can’t believe you didn’t like SJH … be carefull, or I’ll purra spell on yer!!”

Ros Guthrie – “Think we went upstairs Paul.”

Maurice Moore – “Ros, are you saying the Spellbinders were good or bad? By the way, I enjoyed Screamin’ Jay Hawkins but he did play more than once.”

Ros Guthrie – “Sorry, I loved the Spellbinders, there were such a lot of great acts. I think Screaming J was on at least three times, but we always went upstairs. Sorry, the Spellbinders were fantastic.”

Mick Maltby – “I saw The Spellbinders at an all nighter at the Dungeon, and at about 5 or 6 in the morning they did “Danny Boy”. The harmonies and the lead singer were incredible. I backed SJH in the London area. Most gigs had Teddy Boys in the audience.”

Craig Strong – “Mick, I remember that too! Although a few people weren’t impressed it wasn’t something they could dance to.”

Stephen Jeffrey – “Saw Screaming Jay Hawkins at the Dungeon. Excellent documentary a few years ago on Channel 4 I think. Seem to remember he fathered umpteen kids.”

Peter Martell – “I’m with you Ros – Spellbinders.”

Craig Strong – “I remember trying to get past these blokes coming up the stairs … it was The Action! I liked The Action.”

Murray Frew – “Edgar Broughton on a Sunday afternoon, no not really but it certainly broadened my horizons. 12 months later I was a massive Groundhogs fan.”

Mickey Finn & John 'Fluff' Cooke of the Blue Men
Mickey Finn & John ‘Fluff’ Cooke of the Blue Men

Jenny Slack – “Mickey Finn and the Blue Men. Very early Dungeon.”

Kath Allen – “Too many to mention.”

Trevor Penson – “Four Pennies – still play their tracks on a regular basis!!!”

Michael Johnson – “I missed the really greats at the Dungeon, but I was there for the Amen Corner (Gin House). Drank coke with them upstairs and chatted. Also, remember a guy called Philip Goodhand Tait (Stormsville Shakers), thought they were really good.”

Deanna Fahy – “My first time down the Dungeon is when a date took me there to see the Pretty Things 1964/5-ish. Didn’t like them, not my sort of thing hence no more dates.”

Maurice Moore – “But you liked the place? No bad memories?”

Deanna Fahy – “Yes definitely, a much better experience second time I went with more like minded people. Can’t remember who was on though.”

Linda Thompson – “The first singer I saw was Roy C who sang Shot Gun Wedding. He only knew that and about 2 other songs!!”

Mick Hatcher – “I was there that night Linda.”

Tim Northern – “Did he have the sound effects?!”

Craig Strong – “I recall The Spellbinders only doing a few songs ….”

Mick Maltby – “The Spellbinders.”

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Maurice Moore – “After his performance, Jesse Fuller was outside on the street giving out very small slips of paper containing his autograph.”

Murray Frew – “When I first went down I was too young to go at night so only went to Sunday marathon. Saw Jimmy Cliff at least twice, and Big Maybelle, but what must have been the weirdest booking for the Dungeon, the Edgar Broughton Band, really heavy prog rock, folks just went upstairs as you couldn’t dance to it.”

Penny Lambert – “Jimmy Cliff, remember he was very thin, he grabbed me for a bit of a dance.”

Sam Marshall – “Jimmy Cliff!!”

Josephine Pate – “For sure!”

Siddo Mel Senior – “Geno Washington & the Ram Jam Band with a few others close behind … Steampacket, Spencer Davis and Cliff Bennett & the Rebel Rousers.”

Graham Allsopp – “Cliff Bennett and the Rebel Rousers; that’s because we used to go to the Sawyers for a drink first and they were in there playing darts so we had a game with them.”

Robb Storme & the Whispers
Robb Storme & the Whispers

John Murphy – “Spencer Davis Group, much underrated Rob Storm and the Whispers. Believe it or not Cliff Bennett and the Rebel Rousers were brilliant.”

Kate Holmes – “Robb Storme and the Whispers were a London group and played regularly at the Dungeon and other clubs in our area. They were a favourite of Mick Parker, that’s why he booked them so reularly, and in a recent interview on Radio Nottingham Mick requested one of their records to be played … ‘Here Today’ which was a cover of a Beach Boys track. They became The Robb Storme Group and then The Orange Bicycle. For a time they were the backing group for Paul and Barry Ryan and toured with The Small Faces and Roy Orbison. I went to two or three of the tour dates and on one occasion I stood in the wings with Garry Hooper aka Peterson the bass player and watched Roy perform and then I met him. I don’t think I realised what an icon I was meeting at the time!”

David Thorpe – “Thank you for the info. Often wondered who it was.”

John Murphy – “Loved em, Kate. Just listened to some on You Tube and it’s not how I remember them live.”

Ros Guthrie – “Loved them!”

Kate Holmes – “Did you know the B-side of one of their records is a song about a Dungeon girl who is a regular at the meet ups. Her name is the title of the song! I’ll let you find out who!!”

Ann Barry – “Kate Holmes, is it Amy?”

Kate Holmes – “Yes, Amy Peate. The title was ‘Amy Peate’, but Robb Storme had changed the name of the group to Orange Bicycle, it’s on YouTube!”

Maurice Moore – “After they had become more psychedelic, it was Orange Bicycle’s second single, the A-side being ‘Hyacinth Threads’.”

David Picker – “As previously stated, due to being a couple of years too young when the Dungeon opened it’s doors, my time is 66 to 68, therefore, I missed a few of the early acts. However, you never forget your first and that was Lee Dorsey. Then remember Jimmy Cliff becoming almost resident on Sunday all-dayers along with Amen Corner, but would agree that Rob Storme was one of the most underrated. Happy days!!”

Long John Baldry
Long John Baldry

Robin Wyld – “Long John Baldry always reminds of the Dungeon days!”

Christine Tarr – “Steampacket.”

Gillian Williams – “The Steam Packet (Rod Stewart, Long John Baldry, Julie Driscoll and Brian Auger and the Trinity), Spencer Davis, just forget what great acts we saw there.”

Sandra Green – “Great times at The Dungeon! Saw Lulu there, Long John Baldry and others my memory has forgotten! I remember the black walls were pouring with sweat and damp. I remember an Irish lad, Seamus, who had a stutter but he was a fantastic dancer; his girlfriend was called Beverley. Also a bloke nicknamed “Jaffa” because his surname was Lemmon!”

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Phil Long – “The Soul Agents played at The Dungeon on Sunday 23 August 1964 and then with Rod Stewart on Friday 8 January 1965. Now I have this memory that when the band were due to play with Rod either they were delayed by bad weather or else didn’t turn up at all, in which case Rod played a solo acoustic set, I’m not sure, does anyone else remember? Rod had already played The Dungeon previously as a member of Long John Baldry and the Hoochie Coochie Men and would go on to play three more times with The Steampacket.”

Ann Carlton – “He used to play at the Dancing Slipper. Jenny Slack and her sister and I always laugh. Oh no not Rod the Mod again! He played there a lot on a Friday night.”

Sheila Skinner – “I remember a humdinger of a night at the Beachcomber: The Steampacket and Julie Driscoll. I can still see it all now.”

Veda Bromwich – “I don’t remember that story Phil Long but away back in my memory I can remember you on stage singing with Rod Stewart somewhere. Is my memory right?”

Ann Carlton – “I remember something like that!”

John Boland – “I remember having a singalong with Rod at a Shotgun Express gig at the De Montfort Hall, Leicester with the lead singer of the Gass backstage singing ‘People Get Ready. Awesome, beat that, lol!”

Barry Cooper – “I remember Long John Baldry telling a group of us off at one of his gigs at the Union, saying we were acting like a bunch of Woolies kids … little did he know.”

Siddo Mel Senior – “Don’t forget … ‘Them’ – ‘Baby Please Don’t Go’.”

Dave Berry & the Cruisers
Dave Berry & the Cruisers

Sandra Ward – “I remember seeing Dave Berry. He kept disappearing behind a post whilst singing and one of his roadies came over to see if we’d go to a party after the club closed, but we declined.”

Kathleen Notley – “Yes we did Sandra Ward.”

Dave Berry & the Cruisers playing at the Dungeon
Dave Berry & the Cruisers playing at the Dungeon

Stephen Jeffery – “Saw the Mojos (Lewis Collins became a member of Stu James and The Mojos together with Aynsley Dunbar).”

John Murphy – “Aynsley was a truly great drummer. I talked him out of a pair of drumsticks which my mum lost when moving house. Cheers ma!”

Stephen Jeffery – “I have to say the best drummers I saw were Moon the Loon and Ginger Baker and Ringo Starr.”

John Murphy – “Stephen Jeffery, knew you were in for a belting night when Ginger started to nail both bass drums to the stage. Standing 5 feet away from that every time they were on at the Beach. No wonder I can’t hear anything!”

Stephen Jeffery – “Saw him with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers along with the late Jack Bruce and Eric Clapton. Climbed on stage and spoke to Eric he was very approachable. No stadium rock then!! How times have changed. It was at the Boat Club.”

Patrick Smith – “There was an upstairs area for socialising and downstairs the bands played. The walls were all black with ghosts and skeletons painted on them to create the dungeon atmosphere.

“One night when the Who played there, it was particularly memorable. Condensation was dripping off the walls as the crowd got into a sweat because they were so good.

“Keith Moon was drumming away – he even came off the drums and began tapping his way across the floor, up the walls, against the fire extinguishers, never missing a beat.

Around the stage were some stuffed animals in glass cases and when he started on those, he smashed two or three, much to Mick Parker’s annoyance.”

Maurice Moore – “One night, I found myself standing next to Keith Moon on the dance floor: we were both watching the support band playing on the stage. When the Who played, Pete Townshend claimed the band’s van had been stolen containing all their equipment. He was playing a guitar with a clamp which appeared to be holding it together.”

Mary Butler‎ – “I used to go to the Dungeon club in 1964 and 1965. The first band I saw there was the Fortunes, and I remember standing very close to Rod Stewart in the coffee bar and not knowing who he was at the time.”

Christine Tarr – “Female was Beryl Marsden for her voice and energy, reinforced my belief in strong women. Male had to be Spencer Davis for a complete alternative to what we were listening to but still deriving from the blues .… new sounds still a big part of my life today.”

Stephen Jeffery – “Christine did you know that Brian Epstein tried to sign Beryl and she turned him down. Far better singer than Cilla Black. Maybe if he had signed Beryl, Cilla wouldn’t have had the career that she had.”

Christine Tarr – “Yes Stephen. As a scouser I’ve heard that story from the ones who didn’t like Priscilla.”

Craig Strong – “Christine, did you see her as a solo act or with Shotgun Express?”

Christine Tarr – “Solo Craig.”

Maurice Moore – “I saw Beryl with Shotgun Express at the Beachcomber.”

Stephen Jeffery – “Saw Shotgun Express at The Mojo.”

Craig Strong – “When I watched the bio series on TV about Cilla, and Beryl Marsden came on, I totally forgot the Shotgun Express link!”

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Susan Cassar – “Loved the Alan Bown Set … Never had too much success, but the band and their singer Jess Roden were really good. And they became known for being one of the most hard working bands. They performed constantly up and down the Country. They were regulars at The Marquee, along with Gino Washington. They were great friends of Peter Stringfellow and performed a lot for him. Fame wasn’t meant for them, but they left their mark …”

Amy Spence – “Liked them too.”

David Thorpe – “I probably saw the Alan Brown Set (later just called The Alan Brown), more than any other act at the Dungeon, Beachcomber and Boat clubs. They included a lot of comedy in their act. Jess Roden was a fantastic singer and I thought he would go on to bigger things – wonder what became of him?”

Susan Cassar – “Jess Roden didn’t really go onto bigger things. Performed with other bands and recorded his album ‘Anthology’ some time ago. Jeff Bannister performs with The Swinging Blue Jeans and sadly Alan Bown passed away almost four years ago.”

David Thorpe – “I wasn’t aware that Alan Brown had died. John Helliwell on the sax, was the ‘comedian’ in the band, but to me it was Jess Roden who was the star.
They recorded ‘All Along The Watchtower’ before Jimi Hendrix and maybe if it had been released as a single, they would have had the hit with it and not him?
When Jimi Hendrix was appearing at one of the Boat Clubs one night, I stood in the queue waiting to go in to see him, but at the last minute, I changed my mind and went in to see Alan Brown again, who were appearing next door. I never got another chance to see Hendrix!

“I bought several Alan Bown singles and their LP ‘Outwood Bown’, (all of which were in a very different style to their stage material). Also I have a ‘live’ LP of them, recorded at the Marquee Club. They are on one side and Jimmy James and the Vagabonds (another great band I saw many times in Nottingham clubs), on the other side. Great memories of two brilliant visual bands.”

Susan Cassar – “Definitely, yes John Helliwell a Yorkshireman with a cheeky sense of humour. He went on to join Supertramp. He played the saxophone beautifully. More so after he left Alan Bown. I wish I’d have taken every opportunity to see them. The very last time I (We) saw them was at the Twisted Wheel on New Year’s Eve 66/67. I then decided to grow up a bit stop hitch hiking and settle down … But had some good times chasing The ABS around the Country.”

David Thorpe – “I thought I was the only one who remembered them!”

Susan Cassar – “No I will never forget the lovely Alan Bown. True gentleman and so proud of his band.”

David Thorpe – ”Most artists impressed me and as a hopeful or maybe hopeless musician, I was envious of them all being on the Dungeon stage.

“Seeing how talented the 17-year old Stevie Winwood was with The Spencer Davis Group, was very special. To be a great singer, or a guitarist, or a keyboard player is one thing, but to be great at all three, and at such a young age, was beyond impressive!

“When Alan Price appeared at the Dungeon with his newly formed group (Set), I was impressed that having previously had any number of roadies, setting up the groups kit, when he was in the Animals, he was quite happily carrying kit from the van and setting it up on stage himself. I saw him many times after this at the Beachcomber and the Boat clubs and he always impressed me what a perfectionist he was. He would never let the group begin until he was 100% sure he had the sound perfect.

“As a drummer, I always watched the man behind the kit at the Dungeon and other clubs and most were excellent – Dungeon friend, Mick Maltby/Franks, was a hero of mine, but none were better than Bob Henrit of The Roulettes and Aynsley Dunbar when with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, and his own group – Retaliation.”

Paul Thorpe – “Excellent comment, David.”

Susan Cassar – “David, I know we must have the same music taste. I too love Alan Price and when he plays the instrumental bit in The House of the Rising Sun it makes my scalp tingle. He was a very big part of the Animals for his musical contribution. We were friends of The Nashville Teens and we got see and meet The Animals. Eric and Chas Chandler very friendly, Alan Price not so. But I admire him so much. A big part of the success of the Animals.”

“We met the Roulettes too and liked their performance, Adam Faith’s backing group. Russ Ballard, remembered Bob Henrit, who I think was from Hartlepool…? Didnt Alan Bown do an Edwin Starr song also. And he only lived in Chilwell I do believe…?”

David Thorpe – “Yes, Susan, we have good musical taste!

“I’ve been to see Alan Price several times over the years, although last time must be about 10 years ago. He is very funny with his stories between songs, but seems a bit shy when you meet him. I once went to a venue in Lincoln, to be there when he arrived, to get some records signed and have a chat before his show (I have several of his LP’s from the 60’s plus about a dozen singles) and though friendly, he wasn’t too easy to talk to.

“Bob Henrit and Russ Ballard went on to form Argent with Rod Argent and Colin Blunstone from the Zombies, before that they were the “Plus Two” with Unit Four. Bob Henrit is a Londoner, as is Russ. I went to see them perform in Derby a couple of years ago (they were terrific) and had a long chat with them both afterwards. I’m now a FB friend of Bob and we ‘talk’ occasionally! He wrote a really good book a few years ago, about his life, called ‘Banging On’.

“Not sure about Alan Bown doing an Edwin Starr song – will have to check it out, but certainly Edwin lived in Chilwell and is buried in Wilford Hill cemetery.”

Susan Cassar – “Yes Alan’s aloofness is probably shyness. He once performed in the square one bank holiday weekend about 10 years ago. His voice was very strong still and I like the talking in between songs. You have a lot of knowledge and memories – very interesting stuff.

“Alan Bown either recorded or performed on their set ‘Headline News’.”

David Thorpe – “Lots of musical memories and useless information unfortunately doesn’t get me far!! Still I enjoy talking about the 60’s, as most people of ‘a certain age’ do!

“Of course they did! – it’s the first track on the ‘live’ LP they recorded at the Marquee Club. Not sure if they did a ‘proper’ recording of it?”

Susan Cassar – “I have so many memories, my friend Teresa who shared my memories passed away when she was about 56. And if I couldn’t remember something she did. My friends always tell me I have a good memory. But somethings I’m not sure of. Go to Loughborough often to shop but to remember if the Town Hall where we saw quite a few bands still looked how I imagined … And it did. You’re right its all a bit useless info. But something to share with my girls. I love my memories and to this day love music.”

David Thorpe – “Further to my comments about who impressed me at the Dungeon, my great friend, Dale Sharp (now sadly passed on) went to the club one night when Edwin Starr was appearing. The other group who were down to play that night (can’t remember who they were), didn’t turn up, so Edwin ‘went on’ again, and repeated his whole act, much to the pleasure of those watching (and I would think, the management). I wonder if he got paid twice?!”

Steve Worthington – “T Bone Walker – absolutely crap!”

Anonymous quotes about anonymous people

“One rock star tried to sell me some, ‘black bombers’, which I hasten to add I didn’t purchase!”

“Two stars stopped in their car and asked us if we had any pills and cos we said no they drove off disgusted. “Call yourself mods” one said.”

Compiled by Maurice Moore

Photos courtesy: Bryan Bennion, Lynn Allan, Ann Carlton, Jenny Slack, Kate Holmes, Gilliam Williams, Amy Spence, Dorothy Porter

Here is some music from some of the bands who played at the Club.




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