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Old 10-08-2012, 08:59   #1
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Thumbs up Bold Street Working Man's Club in the 70's!

Who used to attend Bold Street, back in the 70's, and what bands do you recall playing there?

Anyone remember the blind guitar player (so I was told) who played all the Hendrix stuff - I completely forget the name of the band.

I remember Strife and Arbre!

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Old 10-08-2012, 09:55   #2
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Used to go yon pretty regular Sunday nights late 60s/early 70s don't remember much about who was on back then.
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Old 10-08-2012, 17:24   #3
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Used to go yon pretty regular Sunday nights late 60s/early 70s don't remember much about who was on back then.
Ya don't remember out from back then period
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Old 10-08-2012, 20:40   #4
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Used to go yon pretty regular Sunday nights late 60s/early 70s don't remember much about who was on back then.
Was Jack Bradshaw the booking agent then do you know?
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Old 10-08-2012, 20:51   #5
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Was Jack Bradshaw the booking agent then do you know?
Sorry no idea, stuff like that never took notice back then.
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Old 10-08-2012, 20:52   #6
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Gravy Train around 1970/71.

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Old 10-08-2012, 21:06   #7
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Stackwaddy around the same period...soddin' awful!

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Old 10-08-2012, 21:11   #8
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Jo Ann Kelly...she was pretty good.

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Old 10-08-2012, 21:14   #9
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Sorry no idea, stuff like that never took notice back then.
I knew him he was the booking agent and regular drinker there in mid-late 70's.
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Old 10-08-2012, 21:36   #10
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Gravy Train around 1970/71.
Not bad after a skin full of Newcastle Brown.



Scorpions played there several times from about 74. I saw them definately in 76 and maybe 75 but not 100% sure.
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Old 10-08-2012, 21:43   #11
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Never went after '71. Decided that it wasn't worth sitting through yet more bands that I didn't like, just because mates wanted to go and retired to the Pickwick.
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Old 10-08-2012, 22:12   #12
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We used to take our wives and girlfriends there in the early 70's on a Saturday night before our lock-in at the Broadway. Don't remember any bands but dashin around the floor doing the Gay Gordon (not the guy) and other funky stuff you do when your drunk. Remember carrying my misses down the stairs piggyback and got the heel of my platform boots caught on the 2nd to last step!!!!!! Able to land on my knees and the misses just stepped off!! Happy daze.
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I knew him he was the booking agent and regular drinker there in mid-late 70's.
He may have been in my day? Stopped goin yon late 71 or early 72? Got wed n moved oer Church in 72 n that was the end of me Bold St days.
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Old 10-08-2012, 22:24   #14
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Anyone remember the blind guitar player (so I was told) who played all the Hendrix stuff - I remember Strife and Arbre!
My partner seems to think that the band was called New England, he used to know it but can't remember the guitarist's name, but he does recall seeing him feeling for the edge of the stage with his foot (it was a slightly raised stage, apparently) and then laying on the dance floor to do things to his guitar, that he ought to have been doing to a 'lady', as he played it.

I've also been told that Jack was the booking agent, Jean his wife and occasionally his kids would be there on a Sunday, too, Glen was his son's name but he can't recall his daughter's name. Jack died rather suddenly at a pretty young age, sadly. Jack had apparently booked the Sex Pistols to play but canceled after all the negative publicity. All the local bands played - Cybermen, Schoolgirl Bitch, Buffalo etc etc.

My partner also remembers seeing the Scorpions and Jim Milne's Tractor as well as Arbre and Strife, amongst many others. He occasionally helped the DJ (Disco Mantis - Paul or Clint) to collect their gear but wasn't quite old enough to have been to see Gravy Train or Stackwaddy but knows of most of those bands as his mother was Pauline Marshall whose passing was recently mentioned on these boards - his mum used to go in the Pickwick and the Astronaut.

If anyone's interested, I'll post more of his recollections as they are stirred.
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Old 10-08-2012, 23:32   #15
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Enjoyed some great nights at Bold street during late 60s early 70s. One of the more accomplished bands that played there was Warm Dust. One Paul Carrack was the keyboard player and went on to form Ace. Wrote and sang on their single 'How Long' about mid 70s. Went on to back Frankie Miller and play with Roxy Music and tons of other people like Nick Lowe and John Hiatt as well as a solo career in late 80s early 90s. Used to have an album by Warm Dust in the days of vinyl, twas a 'concept' album 'Peace For Our Time' it was called but can't remember a single song from it now
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