shared from Rich Montgomery
Paul Coleman… Different Crypt? Deptford, S.E.8. ?
Alan Esdaile… Thanks Paul, for correcting. I should have seen it at the top of the poster!
supplied by Jim Miller
Jim Miller… Just found a photo of the 70’s for Sloopys Disco – Coventry Street London W1 nr Piccadilly Circus (for those who are interested). Sloopy’s Disco is next to the Wimpy Bar – taken around 1973 – the film ‘Fritz The Cat’ is also a bit of a giveaway.
Alan Esdaile… don’t think i ever went to Sloopy’s but remember using this Wimpy Bar many times.
shared from Allison Finn https://www.facebook.com/groups/themarqueeclubwardourstreet
Bob Searle… Thats when i used to go there,lots of great music
Alan Esdaile… that’s how I remember it.
Lloyd Johnson… went there often…
Andre Martin… what a great page of musical history from that generation 1960s, some great names and what prices and serious opening times. I also note nothing stronger than soft drinks.
All photos supplied by Clive Richardson
Pete Brazier… I knew of their existence but the first time I have Seen Them Better late than never lol
Kaz Brazier… was just going to say I just spotted my dad
Terry Corder… I remember it well. Oh how we laughed, not at the time though. Brilliant photos!
Diane Leigh… could you name the girl on first photo with blonde hair think its someone I knew she died day after her 24th birthday if its who I think it is.
Tim Moose Bruce… Terry, I remember the coach going past the van up that hill. You were driving. The centre seat was lifted to access the engine and I think it was Lol pouring oil into the smoke machine, er , I mean, engine. I was on the coach. Remember going up the hill on Sevenoaks bypass when it became very foggy. The fog coming from the van exhaust.
Terry Corder… Tim, used to do that a lot you know.
Ken Hatch… Looks like a “Derritron” outing
Ken Copsey… Great pictures!
Chris Meachen… Chris Rudge prominent in first photo, along with Annie.
Pete Brazier… It was a great Show too! (Still think Die Laughing should have won! (Outnumbered by the more Punk Orientated Groups! The only other group that stood out to me was a band that had a song “Worlds one And only Talking Arse!” The singer kept trying to look like he was singing out of his backside! A move to be made popular in the future by Jim Carey in Ace Venture Pet Detective.
Supplied by Dave Jenkins
Dave had a photo album with loads of interesting pictures at the recent SMART meeting of the Jimi Hendrix museum in London and remembers seeing him at The Upper Cut Club in Forest Gate on the 26th December 1966 and this is where Hendrix wrote Purple Haze.
Mike Vawdrey… Thanks for the Jimi Hendrix’s London link which was fascinating and included some unusual shots I hadn’t seen before. Excellent clips too – not all familiar. It certainly revived an ‘ancient thrill’ or two ….
supplied by Lol Cooksey
Reunion photo – sitting on the stairs of The Carlisle. 13th June 1988
Stage photo – Melody Maker Rock Contest Final, The Venue London 1st July 1979 and Lol & Mick around 1981
Yvonne Cleland… Mick….That’s a hairy chest. Great one of Laurie x
Andy Qunta… Great pics! Lol – Great shot!
Tony Qunta… Lol Awesome pose!
Glenn Piper… Hastings own ‘Keith Moon’ and I mean that most respectively 🙂
Geoff Peckham… That’s our Lol!
Richard J Porter… Terry and Lol, 6Ts, still going strong with Harry!!
Kev Towner… You look like you’re just about to do a stand-in for the old Solvite ad Mick!! LOL
Mick Mepham… Lol, Pier maybe?
Sheila Maile… The colour photo, Are they the 6T s in their younger days they are a good band with their fancy dress. I like the Andy pandy theme tune at the end of the gig
Alan Esdaile… Yes Sheila, the 6T’s, Mick Mepham’s not with them now but Terry Corder, Laurie Cooksey and Harry Randall are still constantly gigging and their next local dates will be Shearbarn Holiday Camp on the 20th August and The Comet on the 27th August 2016.
Andy Qunta… Those Die Laughing guys still look exactly the same to this day!
supplied by Phil Thornton & David Miller
MINOTAUR – 1978 Dave Miller- Vocals guitar, Glen Baker – Guitar, Andy Ebsworth – Drums, Ric Luther Smith – Bass, and Phil Thornton – Keyboards. The live photo is from The Victoria Palace Theatre, London Feb 19th. 1978
photos supplied by Dave Miller
Alan Esdaile… Dave auditions for The Walking Dead, a few years too early.
Yvonne Cleland… Phil looks like Charles the 1st!
Dave Miller… The walking poseur, more likely….what a bunch. Phil’s mum made that jacket for him, I’ll have you know…
John Wilde… and trousers to match or was that a vicious rumour?
Del Buck… I loved Minotaur – I think I still have a cassette that Dave gave me somewhere. In fact I was in a band with Dave at school – he was something special even then. Love to you man, wherever you are.
Dave Miller… Del Buck, a fine man, an exceptional guitarist and an all-round very good guy.
Mavy Jones… Does anyone know how I can get in touch with Ric Luther-Smith???
Terry Pack… When RJG, the leader of the band I was playing with in 1978, heard Philip, he was miffed that I hadn’t recommended him to his band. When he asked me why I hadn’t, I replied ‘Because he’s a friend.’ It didn’t go down too well.
David Miller… Ouch – I’ll bet that didn’t… Can’t see that being a good fit neither. Re the introduction – yes, and for far more too…
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
Anyone remember The Magnets?
Martin Richter… er……….no 🙂 they must have cooled down by the time they reached the coast
Mike Hatchard… They no doubt had a certain attraction.
Robert Carey… They were quite a draw.
Graham Matthews… They do say opposite poles attract.
Martin Stoggell… A very attractive band
Nigel Goodman… yes they had quite a pull
Martyn Baker… I remember deciding not to attend this one.
Peter Webb… Shame the law still prohibits public singing.
Nigel Ford… No, I wasn’t drawn to them either, infact we were poles apart…..
Jim Breeds… Not sure I’ve heard of The Magnet. Anything to do with The Attractions?
Chris Stratton… Not remotely familiar.
Richard Brown… I went to most gigs back then but don’t remember these.
Mick O’Dowd… Seems they have lost their magnetism & attraction!