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1970s, 1980s, 1990s, Air Guitar, Def Leppard, Heavy Metal, Ken Hall, Lez Wright, Olga Marshall, Sheffield, Steel City Rockers, The Buccaneer, The Casbah, Wapentake -

Sheffield’s retro rock community are set to be one of the first groups to legally return to the dancefloor later this month. This week’s Government green light for ‘freedom day’ means a Wapentake reunion that celebrates the publication of our brand new book on the legendary underground bar will definitely take place at the city’s Corporation nightclub on Saturday, July 31st,, 2021. Half the tickets have already been sold for the event that is headlined by Ken Hall – the rock DJ that made his name at the original venue. Landlady Olga Marshall was the face of the Wapentake bar...

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1960s, Jimi Hendrix, King Mojo, Peter Stringfellow, The Penthouse -

Peter Stringfellow’s iconic sixties club the King Mojo - which he ran with his brother Geoff from 1964 to 1967 - brought everyone from Stevie Wonder to Jimi Hendrix to 555 Pitsmoor Road in Sheffield. The teenage club only served soft drinks but attracted a fanatical following from across northern England. DJ Peter Stringfellow did weekly trips to London to source new tracks to introduce to northern audiences for the first time. The Dirty Stop Outs were honoured to curate an online King Mojo night recently and spent time compiling an accurate list of some of the most popular songs...

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1980s, Adam & Eve, Aquarius, Chesterfield, Facination, Loony Juice, Margaret Thatcher, Miners' Strike, Moulin Rouge -

Danesmoor sisters Marie Brierley and Kay Booker were first in the queue when we were looking for people to re-enact the photos that appear on the cover of our new ‘Dirty Stop Out’s Guide to 1980s Chesterfield – In Pictures’. The sisters happily settled back into the pose they first struck in Woolies photo-booth in the town over three decades earlier with one exception – modern life dictated the cigarette had to be replaced by an e-cig… The ‘then and now’ shot has become a massive Facebook hit with over 30,000 viewing it within hours of it being uploaded. Author...

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1950s, 1960s, Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent -

Adrian McKenna has co-authored our brand new 'Eddie Cochran: A Fast Moving Beat Show - The Story of the Final, Fatal UK Tour' book. The title truly confirms the incredible talent that was Eddie Cochran as he mesmerised UK audiences in the spring of 1960. But what if he hadn't tragically died just hours after the last date in Bristol? Adrian McKenna attempts to answer one of rock'n'roll's most enduring questions: 'If' is one of the smallest words, yet its transformative potential is almost infinite. When he died in 1960, 21-year-old Eddie Cochran was already a veteran of the music...

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We're working on a tenth-anniversary edition of our best-selling 'Dirty Stop Out's Guide to 1960s Sheffield' - it will have brand new chapters, scores of new photos and memories and much, much more. But we want to know what YOU want in there. What was the best night out in '60s Sheffield? Was it teenage clubs like King Mojo or the Esquire? Was it a trip to the glitzy Cavendish on Bank Street? Maybe it was a coffee at the Sidewalk Cafe or a trip to the Gaumont Cinema? You can vote for one or more of our suggestions or...

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