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  • Drfunkenstein57
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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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  • shilton dipper
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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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  • ayrshireman
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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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  • Drfunkenstein57
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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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  • lee wild
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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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  • Krazy
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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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  • kersalflats
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    By the way the film Soulboy is rather good

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  • stockportyears
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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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  • MysticEyes
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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.

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  • Richard1978
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    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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  • zip55
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    I used to go to Sam's at Sheffield .. 1974/5 ...

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  • miss grazelda
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    Originally posted by Danny View Post
    I only got to Wigan Casino twice for the all-nighters, they were insane!!

    Anyway it seemed so at the time cos this was long before break dancing , body popping etc

    There were people somersaulting backwards on the dance floor or leaping and twisting in the air like acrobats

    Both times I hung round in corner with mates as we dared each other to get up and try it ....no takers as we knew we would get a right showing up next to the regulars

    They even went to toilets, stripped down ,got washed and full change of clothes as the night went on so they were fresh again for the next bout of near gymnastics

    Still awestruck all these years later
    Hi i used to go to wigan with my sister it was great, we used to have such a great time dancing to the northern soul, these were the days,

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  • Cat Weazle
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    Namby pamby ya bugger...LOL

    Those were the days.

    Load up the Hilman Minx (green one)
    off we go....
    Brighton weekender, Gt Yarmouth weekender, Isle of White Run....

    P***sed in a tent with a couple of dollies in fishnets and Parkas....

    Oh to be young

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  • Danny
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    Nay lad, Nay.

    None of your namby-pamby southern clubs in here - Northern Soul is the posting and long may it reign.

    Ehh bah goom, ecky thump etc

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  • Cat Weazle
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    Northern Soul... he, heee..

    The Pink Toothbrush in Essex was the place to be on a Friday night.
    Mods, Skins, Psychobillies and Scooterists..

    End the night wrecking in a big circle to should I stay or should I go and Sunrise....

    Mad times...

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