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  • #16
    Re: Northern Soul

    My Dad liked the music, but didn't go to any of the all-nighters because he was a bit old for that kind of thing & my Mum wouldn't have been keen on it either. He got a really good double CD of NS songs a couple of year ago.
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    • #17
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      My mum often tells me of her many nights out at Manchester's Twisted Wheel...Long before Northern Soul reached Wigan. A regular at the Twisted Wheel was a lad by the nickname 'Rubber Legs Milton'. I'll leave that image with you.
      If at first you don't succeed, skydiving isn't for you!

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      • #18
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        Does anyone think that the current number one by Cee-Lo Green is just trying *too* hard to be a modern-day Northern Soul record?

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        • #19
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          By the way the film Soulboy is rather good

          For a local history website with lots of photos and videos from the 1970s, 1980s and earlier goto

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          • #20
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            I remember Wigan all nighters quite well, although I never attended myself, as I was not into Northern Soul. Wasnt it Wigan Casino?

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            • #21
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              I went to the torch three times and was hooked on northern soul and only missed wigan casino six times in all the time it was open .I also went to Samanthas in Sheffield, St ives all dayers ,Manchester ritz ,leeds etc .All my memrobilia is still in a cupboard with my records badges and magazines and i still attend northern do,s it will never be over for me as the Timi Yuro record goes

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              • #22
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                I went to the casino 1973 -1977 nearly every weekend, also Blackpool mecca's highland room. weekdays I went to:
                Tues - broadway hotel, Morecambe (northern soul night)
                Wed - No12 club , Lancaster - (soul night)
                Thurs - Ibis club, Kendal - (soul night).
                Fri - Morecambe pier, (soul night.)
                I was pretty keen on the dancin' & reasonably good given the amount of practise I got. I had some fantastic clothes too, not like the **** from the local boutiques either, proper soul boy stuff.
                I only quit because of "saturday night fever" divvies wreckin the whole dance scene with commercialised **** - like so many other disillusioned brothers, ended up listening to either fusion jazz or punk.
                I still listen to a few NS radio shows to this day - wish we had those back in the day!!!
                Last edited by Drfunkenstein57; 06-11-2011, 00:41.

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                • #23
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                  Too young to have experienced the halcyon days of NS, but am a huge fan of the music.

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                  • #24
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                    i remember clubbing in the late 70's and watching the northern soulers taking over the dance floor.........they were amazing.......the guys were definately the best too.

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                    • #25
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                      Originally posted by shilton dipper View Post
                      i remember clubbing in the late 70's and watching the northern soulers taking over the dance floor.........they were amazing.......the guys were definately the best too.
                      Yeah, we used to take a lot of stick for "dancing on yer own" which most folks didn't do back in the day..lol..
                      Still they were good days, & it kept you really fit. When I try it these days, my mouth gets dry then I need a drink - resulting in me getting too legless to dance - so I don't dance no more

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