One of Chesterfield’s most famous nightclubs is making a return to celebrate the runaway success of a book.
Sheffield Road’s Aquarius dominated the town’s nightscene from the day it opened in 1972.
The palatial cabaret and disco brought acts to the town night owls could only ever dream of prior to its unveiling.
The Drifters, Little & Large, Bob Monkhouse, Bernard Manning and The Flirtations were just a few of the acts that graced the stage of the venue that pulled in the punters from right around the region week after week.
Interest in the Aquarius was rekindled thanks to its inclusion in the ‘Dirty Stop Out’s Guide to 1970s Chesterfield’ book that was first unveiled in 2014 and has gone on to become a local best seller.
The title contained scores of rare Aquarius photos and interviews with staff and punters.
Author Neil Anderson said: “The Aquarius was a true one off. It dominated the town’s nightscene for decades and brought some of the biggest stars in the country to the town to perform.”
The Aquarius reunion event takes place on Saturday, August 13th at Real Time Live, Marsden Street, Chesterfield and offers DJs, guests and more. Tickets are £8 each.
Tickets can be purchased from www.acmretro.com, Real Time Live and Tallbird Records.
‘Dirty Stop Out’s Guide to 1970s Chesterfield’ has been produced in conjunction with the Derbyshire Times and is available here at £12.95.