Dungeon Daze

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Sample sounds and snaps from the debut gig of ‘Dungeon Daze’, a band set up by a group of original Mods who went to the Dungeon Club in Nottingham in the 1960s, playing mostly music they listened to in that club.

Gig advertisement


  • Matthew Norrish – vocals, keyboard, harmonica
  • Maurice Moore – vocals, guitar, harmonica, percussion
  • Mel Munks – vocals, guitar
  • Mick Holland – vocals, bass
  • Ray Hopkinson – vocals, guitar
  • Alan – vocals, drums


Set Part 1


Set Part 2



  • Music played by the band
  • ‘Dungeon Daze’ logo & advertisement design & artwork courtesy of Maurice & Micky Moore
  • Photographs: Micky Moore (with some help from Maurice Moore)



End of an Era

The Last Event

An advertisement was printed in the Nottingham Evening Post for the weekend of 16th-18th February 1968, as follows:

Last advert

There were no more ads, therefore we have to assume that the all-day marathon featuring The Mint on Sunday February 18th was the last event at the Dungeon; The Mint could have been one of two bands playing in the 60s – one from Leicester or one from Hartlepool: maybe someone out there who was in the relevant band or the audience can help us answer this question.

The Dungeon had been open from 1964 to 1968, almost four years. It had hosted many acts on its stage, including many big stars of the day or future. It had introduced the clientele to many new sounds which they would love for the rest of their lives. And it had introduced and launched them to a new lifestyle. Many lifelong friendships were made.

Two weeks later, on Saturday March 2nd, the Big Apple, a new discotheque, opened on the site of the club. It was the end of an era.



Members of the Dungeon Club Reunion Group
Members of the Dungeon Club Reunion Group

50 years later to the day, on Sunday September 18th, 2018, a number of members of the Dungeon Club Reunion Group decided to meet at the site to celebrate the Club and remember some of the members no longer with us. This was organised by Ann Barry. A plaque was designed and painted by Mick Hatcher: this was attached to the wall to allow photographs to be taken.

The plaque
The plaque

People started to arrive at the site of the old club, some on scooters, which were parked outside the doors, just like in those days long ago.


Ann Barry said a few words of remembrance including a mention of friends of the past who went to the Dungeon but had since died. She also asked if other members wished to mention any of their particular acquaintances. A minute’s silence was observed for personal contemplation.

Those Remembered

By Ann Barry –

  • Pete Welik
  • Noel Verity
  • Maurice Heithus

By Lorna Hickton, those she worked with in the club who helped to run it –

  • June & John Tilson (June on the coffee bar & John on the door)
  • Winston Hickton, Lorna’s husband, on the door
  • Lucy Parker, Mick’s mum, in the cloakroom
  • Terry Flynn, on the door

By Bob Clifford, the ‘lost’ Mini Boys –

  • Sam Salter
  • Pete Welik
  • ‘Little Jacko’, Michael Jackson
  • Rog Adams

By Alan Askey –

  • Mick & Del Norton
  • Chris Nichol
  • Pete Blood
  • ‘Jacko’, Alan Jackson
  • Little Eric

By Steve Worthington –

  • Terry Madden
  • ‘Radio’, Ritchie Booth

Also mentioned –

  • Georgina Taylor
  • Gabby Wakefield
  • Dusty Miller
  • Susie Madden
  • Malcolm Fox

The members posed for pictures by the plaque.



In The Pub

Eventually the party moved up to the local haunt of old, The Royal Children, for some refreshments, friendly conversation and shared memories of those halcyon days.




Its a Plan

On the next Friday, it was the Monthly Meet-up in the Newmarket. “As there are a few musicians in the group, wouldn’t it be a good idea if they formed a band to play for us?”

A few members stepped forward and offered their services and spent a few days huddled in a shed hastily practising a few old favourite songs. ‘Dungeon Daze’ was born.

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‘Dungeon Daze’ line-up was –

  • Matthew Norrish – vocals, keyboard, harmonica
  • Maurice Moore – vocals, guitar, harmonica, percussion
  • Mel Munks – vocals, guitar
  • Mick Holland – vocals, bass
  • Ray Hopkinson – vocals, guitar
  • Alan – vocals, drums

Monthly Meet-up


Space was limited, the band had little room to manoeuvre. The audience was massive (in total size), the pub was packed and they waited in anticipation of the performance.

Micky Moore
The audience wait …

The action was started by the DJ, Stevie B, but on this occasion, the crowd was so big that there was little space to dance, so people had to hop on one leg, shake their bodies (or jewelry), clap their hands or whatever.

Steve Branston
Steve Branston

When the time came, Dungeon Daze played a set of mostly Dungeon favourites from the 60s, consisting of the following songs, –

  • Gimme Some Loving
  • In The Midnight Hour
  • Mustang Sally
  • Dimples
  • Proud Mary
  • My Girl
  • Money
  • All Or Nothing
  • Honky Tonk Women
  • You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me
  • Hi-Heel Sneakers
  • Walking The Dog
  • The Tracks Of My Tears
  • Louie Louie
  • Hang On Sloopy
  • Gloria
  • Save The Last Dance For Me
  • The Last Time
  • Whatcha Gonna Do About It?
  • Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
  • We Gotta Get Out Of This Place


The atmosphere was electric, the audience reaction was incredible. From the ‘stage’ it seemed that everyone sang along to every song from beginning to end. A memorable occasion loved by everyone who attended.


At the end of the set, the members of the band were thanked for their performance by Alan Askey and Ann Barry, before Stevie B restarted the music and the dancers returned to the floor.

Audience Reaction

Ann Barry – “Thank you, thank you, Dungeon Daze, you were bloody brilliant! Maurice Moore, Matthew Norrish, Mick Holland, Ray Hopkinson, Mel Munks, all ex Dungeon, and our fantastic drummer (forgive me, I’m sure one of you will remind me of his name) Alan who stepped in to complete the line-up.

“You took the place by storm, looked like you’d been together as a band for years, and were truly talented. Just loved the set list, every last thing you played. It can’t be the one and only appearance!!

“You really were ‘instrumental’ (?!) in marking the occasion of fifty years since The Dungeon closed and making it a special and memorable occasion.”

Mick Holland – “Thank you Ann. It was a great night and hope everyone enjoyed it . . . despite the problems. DJ Steve knows how to get the crowd in the mood!”

Steve Leadbeater – “Truly brilliant.”

Mick Maltby – “Taking into consideration the time you had to rehearse and the limited space and problem you had with keyboard (someone next to us said that someone had walked through your area and pulled the wiring), you did a brilliant job.”

Mick Holland – “Thanks Mick. Coming from a Nottingham musical legend that means a lot.”

Roger Lowe – “Great group, great night, hope they repeat at some stage!”


Gritli Maria Beckworth – “Just want to say brilliant afternoon and night. Surely these monthly meet ups can’t get any better than this. Dungeon Daze were brilliant, music brilliant and so many lovely friendly people. An afternoon and night that marked an occasion never to be forgotten.”

Alan Askey – “Can’t say much more then Fantastic Band.”

Bob Cropley – “Sounds to me like people enjoyed it a lot. A must repeat I would have thought … well done to Dungeon Daze. You’ll be topping the charts next.”

Terry Adcock – “Absolutely Brilliant, made a really good evening great. Thanks Fella’s.”

Janet Butler – “Every minute was WONDERFUL!”

Johnny Hunt – “Thought the band were brill like they’ve been together forever, also a special thanks to Hayley and her staff they worked really hard, was a packed Newmarket well done everyone a great day.”

Jenny Smith – “Thanks for another great unforgettable time at the reunion, Dungeon Daze were brilliant, they made it so special.”


Ros Guthrie – “It was a fantastic night as usual but made extra special by the Dungeon Daze, after only a short time together they were superb, thank you Maurice and gang.”

Siddo Mel Senior – “As we say up here, it was a bit throng and very similar to the Trent End at the City Ground back in 1967. Couldn’t get through the door but managed to get to the bar eventually …. great time.”

Sue Reynolds – “Absolutely brilliant.”

Danny W.Gill – “Whens the album coming out?”

Steve Worthington – “Great day and a great performance from Dungeon Daze. Loved it.”

Trevor Messom – “Absolutely brilliant from Dungeon Daze, didn’t manage to hear full set list, but what I heard certainly sounded like they had played together for years.”

Jimmy Fahy – “Brilliant Gig. Well done lads.”


Paul Thorpe – “Fantastic afternoon, made even better by the appearance of Nottingham’s latest ‘Vintage Mod Band’, aka Dungeon Daze!! A truly great gig fellers, we’d love you to do a return gig.”

Roger Lowe – “Hear hear!”

Bob Cropley – “Seconded Roger Lowe.”

Kath Shaw – “Really cheered me up.”

Chris Fensom – “A great day we really enjoyed it.”

Sandy Wardle – “Brilliant band and brilliant afternoon.”

Colin Messom – “Great atmosphere only topped by The Dungeon Daze. Fantastic performance Maurice and all the other members.”

Chris Tassi – “Totally agree with all comments … brilliant time at the Newmarket. Thanks to Dungeon Daze for a really special time!! Thanks to the bar staff too who were ultra-busy!”


View from the Outside

Jayne Thomas, a younger Mod, who runs the ‘Soul & Mod’ website, a directory of all things, came to the Meet-up on Friday and this is what she has written – her view of the event.

“On Friday, I attended a meetup to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the closure of The Dungeon Mod Club in Nottingham. To say that Mod stays forever in the hearts of those once or still part of the Mod community, is an understatement, Friday was a testament to that. To see all those 1st generation Mods having a great time, was truly joyous to witness & imo goes to show that no matter with the passage of time, the music & friendships, that are such an important part of the Mod community, always will continue to live on. Many thanks, for the invite it was really enjoyable chatting with you & also seeing yourself & your friends in the band. 😊 X”



Here is some of the performance.



  • Artwork by Mick Hatcher
  • Photographs taken on the Tribute Day, courtesy of Maurice Moore
  • ‘Dungeon Daze’ logo & advertisement design & artwork courtesy of Maurice & Micky Moore
  • Photographs taken on Meet-up Day, courtesy of Maurice Moore, Micky Moore, Penny Lambert & Mick Holland
  • Band video courtesy of Mick Maltby

February 2018

Here are some pictures from the Meet-ups of ex-Dungeoneers which take place every month somewhere in Nottingham. February 18th 2018 was the 50th Anniversary of the last known event advertised at the Club – on Sunday February 18th 1968 an all-day session was held featuring The Mint. This Meet-up was a celebration of that event and a band was quickly formed from ex-Dungeon members to perform. This band was known as ‘Dungeon Daze’ who played a lively set to a very enthusiastic and very large audience (the place was heaving!)

February 2018

The Band – ‘Dungeon Daze’

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In The Club 3 – Decor

“Easter Monday, 1966 … I was let in as a guest. I didn’t know what to expect. The decor was Mod op art/Mary Quant style, and very dark, it was before the multi million pound lighting thing had come about, and the sound … it was to me totally awesome! I’d never heard bass like that before, and it was soooo loud! but, the music they were playing was to change my taste from the regular pop served up on Radios Caroline and London, to what is still my favourite today!”

It would be nice to be able to describe the decor of the Dungeon, but this does not seem possible because of people’s lack of or addled memories. Photos have recently come to light which show some things and I realise that over the 4 years the club was open the decor probably changed a few times. There has been talk of saxophones, musical notes, trains painted on the walls – we have proof on one photo of a skeleton on the wall. The fishing net hanging from the ceiling holding stuff can be seen on a picture of the Action. Long John Baldry seems to be standing on a stage surrounded by cases of stuffed birds, whereas Mickey Finn is in front of a clock and pictures. Both of these could have been in the early days. Can anyone throw any light on any of this?


On the Way In

Jan Kononowicz – “Nobody’s mentioned the front doors. If memory is working, I thought they were a dirty green. Half door was open so you had to go in sideways.”


Upstairs was where everyone relaxed, chatted, had a coffee or coke, maybe a pie. A small square stage in the the middle was surrounded by seating in alcoves or booths, the coffee bar and cloakroom, the jukebox. The stage was generally used as seating rather than for dancing.

Dorothy Derrick Porter – “My husband’s brothers built the booths as well as the stage.”


I do not remember how the upstairs area was decorated, probably the same as downstairs, however there was lighting, so it was not as dark. There were structures around/in the coffee bar and cloakroom.

The Walls

John Wood – “Sure the walls were dark blue.”

Craig Strong – “Black surely? Black with white ‘op art’ things.”

Ann Carlton – “Yes very dark blue.”

Peter Wilson – “They had hand prints on the wall and fishing nets and floats hanging from the ceiling. Also I think there was an umbrella open suspended from the ceiling  … Don’t know how I’ve thought this up …”

Seamus Ferris – “Are you mentally ill? Who in their right mind was looking at the walls? After three or four pints at the Royal Children … I was just looking at the girls. I can’t remember any conversations about the decor. Would the blue blood boys stand up and be counted.”

Eddy Barry – “I clearly remember the walls. There were also doors, and steps. A ceiling too I think. Plus a stage.”

Terry Swift – “Eddy Barry, l remember the same as you Eddy and not much else, Seamus got it just right.”

Jeanie Adams (Seaton), Richard Lowe, Pauline Peck, Glenys Kohlen (Williams), Terry Adcock
Jeanie Adams (Seaton), Richard Lowe, Pauline Peck, Glenys Kohlen (Williams), Terry Adcock

Ann Carlton – “Seamus Ferris, the best dancer. Very well dressed. That was worth looking at lol x.”

Lyndey Preedy – “Yes, Ann Carlton, you’re spot on but who would be be looking at the decor … certainly not me … when there were lads like Seamus Ferris dancing.”

Ann Carlton – “I know, Jenny Slack, and I worked in the clock room cus the dressing room was in there. Lol x.”


On pictures we have of Rob Storme and the Whispers, the walls seem to be painted white or at least a light colour and there appears to be nothing attached to the walls, just the sign saying ‘Dungeon Club’. Whether these photographs were taken early or later in the club’s lifetime is unknown.

Robb Storme & the Whispers
Robb Storme & the Whispers


Mick Hatcher – “Can anybody else remember the white pictures painted on the black walls as you went down the stairs at the Dungeon? I can remember a picture of a saxophone but that’s about all.”

Craig Strong – “I remember lots of black and white. Now, black and white what I can’t remember!”

Dorothy Porter, Roger Flowers (Dodge), Jeanie Seaton (Adams)

Paul Thorpe – “Maurice, still not sure about the skeleton pic being in the Bung, unless it was upstairs somewhere, the door on LHS of the picture doesn’t seem right somehow, looks like a swing door to a kitchen??”

Mick Hatcher – “I agree with you Paul.”

Paul Thorpe – “Perhaps it was a ‘work in progress’ as it appears to be unfinished, and whoever was painting it changed their mind and painted it over?”


Peter Wilson – “Who remembers the train engine painted on the wall at the bottom of the stairs to the basement facing you before you turned left into the dance floor and all those hand prints on the walls also the fishing nets and glass floats hanging from the ceiling …”

Jeanette Hutchinson – “Can’t remember one.”

Craig Strong – “I think Jan queried this a few years ago. I couldn’t remember it then, and I sure as heck don’t remember it now!”

Susan Kononowicz – “Yes Jan did but only a couple of people remembered. The rest must have been on strong smarties?? Jan said that not me.”

Mick Hatcher – “I remember a saxophone and some music notes on the right hand wall going down the stairs, but can’t remember anything from last week.”

Mick Maltby (Franks)
Mick Maltby (Franks)

Stuart Morris – “If there was any decoration on the walls, I’ve forgotten it. All I remember is the fact that they were painted in black gloss paint & the condensation made rivulets down to the floor.”


Mick Parker, the owner, says the walls were painted Midnight Blue. This was confirmed by Lorna Hickton who said the staff all helped to paint them. Art students were brought in to add embellishments in return for drinks and food.

A variety of shapes, patterns and pictures covered the walls, generally painted white. There were:

  • circles and squares on the walls and pillars (as shown in pictures 1 & 3 below);
  • also positioned on the shelf in picture 1 there was a speaker;
  • stripes or blocks into the alcoves (picture 2 below);
  • white stripes rotating around pillars (picture 3 below);
  • picture 3 also shows the positioning of these in the club;
  • there were skeletons, tombstones, crosses, bats etc painted on the walls (see pictures above).


You will notice that the ceiling in places appears to consist of rows of planks of wood positioned upright like joists.

Dave Davies & Pete Quaife of the Kinks
Dave Davies & Pete Quaife of the Kinks


I recall a couple of posters hanging on the walls on or near the top of the stairs leading down to the basement: one advertised John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers featuring Eric ‘Slowhand’ Clapton; the other featured the Farinas from Leicester, who later became Family, resplendently dressed in their 1920s gangster suits.


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.”


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.”

Paul Thorpe – “Spanish wine bottles covered in straw rafia, that’s one I’d forgotten, I guess it’s the camera flash that’s made it appear much lighter in this.”

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

Mick Hatcher – “I can’t remember the granny brass wall plaques either Paul.”

Paul Thorpe – “Mick, I couldn’t recall the brass plaques either mate, athough I did remember seeing the rafia covered wine bottles, I suppose it was so dark (usually without the camera flashes) that the brass didn’t reflect, they also look to be above the painted walls & line of vision from the lights (what few there were) …”

Malcolm Fox – “Ha ha, I can remember fishing nets dangling in some parts – within the alcoves? I seem to remember an early attempt to paint the walls with designs in luminous paint. But the condensation (sweat) running down the walls overcame any attempts at artwork. God I used to live down there from opening up till the Beachcomber opened really plus I was involved with more frequent gigs with ‘Lost’. Marvellous days.”


Various stuffed birds, animals and fish in cases adorned the walls at the back of the stage as if it was an offshoot of the Natural History Museum at Wollaton Hall; plus clocks, pictures, rafia-covered wine bottles, brass accessories, all sorts of bric-a-brac. Apparently at some time, Mick Parker sold an animal’s head which hung on the wall to Pete Stringfellow. Fishing nets containing who knows what and floats hung from the ceiling.


Looking at the photographs we have now, I have often wondered why there was a sign at the back of the stage with the words ‘To Gent’s Toilets Only’, especially as the toilets were at the opposite side of the room to the stage. The sign was not there on the pictures of the Who playing but was on others, therefore, taking the words of Patrick Smith above, it seems likely that Keith Moon broke the glass on the case with birds in at the back of the stage and this sign was used in front of it for protection either for the contents of the case or for the performers.

As pointed out earlier, most visitors probably did not notice the decor: they were more interested in the music, dancing and the other people. Maybe it is true to say the real ‘decorations’ were provided by the trendy Mods.


With special thanks to all those who have provided photographs inside the club – 

  • Amy Spence, Jenny Slack, Dorothy Porter, Terry Adcock, Kate Holmes, Mick Maltby, Robert Garland, Bryan Bennion, Lynn Allen, Lorna Hickton.


Getting Around

Nottingham was one of the in-places: a must to visit. There were allegedly two girls to every boy. People came from afar to sample the nightlife and entertainment, to dance in the clubs. Of course this was all after they had finished shopping in the multitude of trendy shops.

These are some comments received from people who visited the Dungeon Club back in the 60s and wish to share some of their memories. These are the Peterborough Mods.

Steve Allen

Hi there

I was pointed in the direction of the Dungeon Mods site by a friend who is on the Northern Soul scene.

Got to say what a memory jerker!

Well done to all of those who put in the work.  Must have been a Labour of love!

Many of the Dungeon regulars will I hope recall the Peterborough Mods making the journey to Nott’s on a regular basis.

I did 3 or 4 initial trips on my Vespa Sportique  – got to say it was a long journey home – particularly the time it rained all the way!

Thankfully a car replaced the scoot in 66 which helped with the travel. We also went to the Boat Clubs, Britannia etc and The Beachcomber as well as Leicester’s Burlesque and Nite Owl plus of course Sheffield Mojo.

When you live in what was then a pretty quiet City you had to ‘Get Around’.

In September 66 I got into running Clubs and DJ-ing myself somewhat curtailing my visits, and business then subsequently kind of took over.

The Dungeon stays in my memory as the best club of the day.  Cellars always have the perfect atmosphere; but the real essence of The Dungeon is that it was the Ace MOD venue.

To me it was an inspiration for the discotheques and clubs I that I subsequently ran, and my lifelong love of the music we heard there and the other scenes of that very special era. (Love the playlist on the site BTW perfectly captures the soundtrack).

Over the years Nottingham has always been a destination – getting the gear from Birdcage, Paul Smith etc, and when there always I think back to my early teen explorations.

Can I say Hi to all the FACES – please do remember The Peterborough Mods when you have your next hook up!




Peterborough Mods Circa 64
Peterborough Mods Circa 64

Mick Bull

 Anyone know of ‘Ginger’??

Wow Steve what a find and the memories came flooding back of all of those artists we saw back then and I’ve only just started looking at your post.

In 1964 /65 I worked in Essex during the week and came back to Peterborough on the Friday afternoon usually then to go to Stamford in the evening. On Saturday we caught the train to Nottingham Victoria via Grantham and first stop on arrival was Woolworth’s Cafe to get something to eat and drink. It was then on to The Trip to Jerusalem for a beer or two and finally to The Dungeon Club.

Later on I bought a Lambretta and drove to Nottingham and subsequently either borrowed Dad’s car to go in and then many old motors after that.

Nottingham always had the reputation of having 6 girls to every boy as you know so it was always a popular destination for us Peterborough lads and over the years I met many but not all from Nottingham. Some from Leicester, Melton Mowbray and Grantham who all flocked to The Dungeon back then. I dated one young lady whose Dad was the Station Master at Trent Station.

We also got very friendly with the guys from Nottingham and one guy in particular by the name of John Smith who was known as “Ginger”. His Mum owned a B & B and we stayed there and watched the first half of the World Cup Final in ’66 on a black and white pay TV that only took 6d’s. We then had to depart for the Mojo in Sheffield and listened to the rest of the match on the car radio going up the M1.

In the upstairs room at the Dungeon there was large cast-iron radiator that has an air bleed valve that when opened spurted out water. When we all stood around in the room, if anybody got too near the radiator, Graham Raywood opened the valve and water spurted all down your trousers without you knowing it. I recall that one night Roger Froude (RIP) got caught out and didn’t realise until he was up dancing and when the strobe light came on it looked as if he had wet himself much to the amusement of everybody around him including the girls from Melton who we were dancing with.

Great times and a few cold nights on Nottingham Station when we missed the last train.


Peterborough Mods Circa 64
Peterborough Mods Circa 64

Hadrian Woollard

Replying to Mick Bull

Thanks Mick remember it well and married the girl from Melton who went with me to many all-nighters eg Mojo, Twisted Wheel, Clouds, Blue Grotto and many more.


Steve Allen

Replying to Mick Bull

Great memories Mick Bull. I did a few trips on my Vespa but gave up after a home journey when it rained cats and dogs all the way back to Peterborough. Thankfully I got a Car soon after so travel was resumed! I will pass on your memories. Be interesting if Ginger is known to the Notts gang.


Peterborough Mods Circa 64
Peterborough Mods Circa 64

Where did you go in Peterborough? Were there similar clubs?

Steve Allen

Clubs in Peterborough in the early to mid-60’s were in short supply – that’s why traditionally the Peterborough in crowd were great travellers to find the action!

(Nothing changes – just dropped off my step daughter at the station to catch a train to Nottingham to go clubbing with friends!)

Back then it wasn’t just Nottingham but as I mentioned before of course also London for the Marquee, La Discotheque, The Flamingo etc, Leicester Burlesque and The Nite Owl, and Sheffield’s Mojo, and even The  Wheel, in Manchester for the really hardy.

We had the Corn Exchange which staged the usual early 60’s pop acts – Four Pennies, Gene Vincent, Hollies, Eden Kane, Marty Wilde etc etc, but then circa 1964 The Palais was opened and we had a regular supply of great names – Kinks, The Who, Nashville Teens, The Zombies, Small Faces, Yardbirds etc, but mixed with pop of The Applejacks, The Honeycombs and other dross.  Nothing like a club atmo though.

Our affection for The Gliderdrome in Boston was well established and along with Grantham Drill Hall, that was a regular Saturday trip – joining the mods (and other less committed teens) from a number of towns and villages in the area.

In circa mid 65 a little top room disco opened at the Crown Pub which was the start of the soul scene in The Boro, and then in Sept 66 I got into promoting and launched The Souldiscotek above The Falcon Pub. Tracks played at both venues replicating the stuff you are showing as The Dungeon playlist – Harlem Shuffle, Cool Jerk, Midnight Hour, Open The Door to Your Heart, Billy’s Bag, Sock it to em JB Working in a Coal Mine, etc etc, plus of course the Motown favourites – Going to a Go Go, Needle in a Haystack, Four Tops, Isley Brothers, Supremes – you know the rest!

I am short of photos personally but will ask the question from the Facebook group and get back to you.




Used by permission of the Peterborough Mods – Steve Allen, Mick Bull, Hadrian Woollard.