Jim Miller… Does anyone remember Sloopy’s disco just off Piccadilly Circus??
A photo would be good to post on this page, if anyone has one?
Alan King… hang on…
Ross… The outside is shown 50 minutes into the 1970 film, Die Screaming Marianne.
Carol Cakir… I Used to go to Sloopys 73/4/5, before that went to a large disco upstairs via a big staircase maybe it was in the Lyceum premises further along the same side towards Leicester Sq called Bumpers there was a big neon sign of a lace up sports type of boot on the wall outside , sounds improbable I know but it was definitely there ! Also Tiffany’s, Sundowner , Samantha’s & Crackers , Studio Valbonne ( Monday night was showcase night in Valbonne different acts )Stopped for a couple of years then returned to Tiffany’s and Samantha’s 78/79 Noel was the DJ in the EType, Ozzie in the other dance floor room. Nice to read about everyone’s good memories!
Peter Waltman… this is a picture of a BRIGHTON club SLOOPYS from the early to mid 70’s NOT as stated a club in London, it is at the Town Center end of Dyke Road and about 50yds up from the Clock Tower & Churchill Square, I would have to wait outside the place when picking my Sister up from her Saturday night out there… it has changed names many times since the 70’s & closed down in about 2011, buildings still there but I don’t know what it is used as these days
Val Harrison… I worked as a part time waitress in Coventry St.Piccadilly Sloopys, not the Sloopys in the photo here. It was below ground dark and dingy but a great laugh and good dance scene. I met many celebs there. Down the road was Maximus Leicester Square. So many great discos back then, The Hippodrome in Leicester Square, Tramp,
The Candy Box, Roaring Twenties.
Eric West… Ross, I was at Sloopys every Friday for years, it then changed to Cerrys night club. It was small inside but had a massive atmosphere. At first only a few of us went there, but after it changed to Cerrys we use to fill the place, just our crew alone with a few other people. The music was first class dance tunes, Crown Heights Affair Far Out was the best dance track ever, I went into myself deeply when dancing to this tune. Best nights at this place. We even took Paul trouble Anderson with us. Late 70s was the best. Met Horace Carter there as well. Great dancer. Wondering if anyone can add to this.
Val Harrison… Thanks Eric, Sloopys Coventry Street. The door was manned by Robert Trotman and manager Kevin French. Another guy named “Goose” was like a care taker/cleaner. Sloopys was below ground, down the stairs, through a door on the right..Small dancing stage on the right side of the entrance and on the left was tables and chairs then up few stairs to the bars and alcove seating. On Coventry street’s main road there used to be an emporium selling, silver jewellery, records, kaftan etc called “kleptomania” with a K. Gosh! Although London is big anyone who worked in this area and Coventry garden pretty well knew each other. Great fun times.I met many celebs.
Armand Salmon… Funny enough, I am going through some of my Dad’s old photos and came across one of the business card for Sloopy’s that had the address so I looked it up on Google Maps and then came across your posting here. Guess my Dad was partying it up back in the day.
supplied by Armand Salmon
Sat sat… Me and my North London crew went to Sloopys every Friday during the 70s for about four years before it was called Cherry’s. Those were the good days. Pure solid funk. We got home around 5am, by 12pm Saturday we were in 100 club, dancing all weekend.
Val Harrison… Armand, thanks for the card, yep that was Sloopys in Coventry Street. At the beginning of the evening and closing the dj always played “Hang on Sloopy”. I still to this day can’t stand that song listening to it night after night lol. I think it was Billy Walker the boxer who owned “Sloopys” The music was great soul and funk.
Chris Gates… I was the DJ at Sloopys and worked there for 6 or 7 Years my name is Chris great times xx.
Eric… Chris, I was at Sloopys with my crew every Friday and use to dance all night long. If I asked you to play a tune you used to play it the next record, signs of a great D J. FAR OUT CROWN HEIGHTS AFFAIR Great memories at Sloopys.
Chris Gates… I Bought a tune by Issac Hayes called Stranger in Paradise you loved it xx