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It was 62 years ago today (April 16th, 1960) that Eddie Cochran performed his very last show at the Bristol Hippodrome before his untimely death just hours later. The show was the very last date of the tour that had kicked off at Ipswich Gaumont on January 24th. This was the culmination of the UK’s first ever rock’n’roll package tour pairing American stars Eddie Cochran and Gene Vincent with a cavalcade of homegrown talent. There was a whole week of shows at Bristol Hippodrome that had started on April 11th – it was the climax to the tour that had...

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It’s a day we sometimes wondered would ever come – but come it has! Events without Covid restrictions are officially back and we’ve got them coming out of our ears! Get your dancing shoes at the ready as we’ve got…  We're back in #ChezVegas for another sell-out '90s night. Get your tickets here.    Celebrating Chesterfield's mightly Aquarius nightclub. Get your reunion tickets here. Our rescheduled #WapentakeReunion. All original tickets still valid. Get your tickets here. 

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Dirty Stop Outs are thrilled to be working with former Aquarius photographer David Miller on the restoration and conservation of hundreds of rare and never seen before images from the famed cabaret club. We’ve today received £70,000 from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to finance the project which will culminate in the digitisation of the entire collection. The project is being run in partnership with Derbyshire Record Office and the images will eventually be made publicly available through www.picturethepast.org.uk archive. Dirty Stop Outs’ Neil Anderson said: “We’re thrilled that we’ve received this support thanks to National Lottery players. The Aquarius...

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Beatles meet fans at Sheffield City Hall Sheffield City Hall had already struggled to adapt to the arrival of rock’n’roll in the 1950s. But nothing could prepare it for Beatlemania and everything that came with the 1960s. This was a civic structure conceived as a building of remembrance at the height of World War One. It was set up for speakers and classical concerts. It liked ballroom dancing and ballgowns. It opted for decorum and tradition everytime. It didn’t like guitars and it definitely didn’t like screaming… But like it had done so many times before (and after), the hall...

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2.3, B-52's, Buzzcocks, Joe Strummer, Johnny Rotton, Keith Levene, Mick Jones, Paul Bower, Paul Simonon, Siouxsie, Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Clash, The Cramps, The Heartdrops, The Meteors, Tiswas, Woody Woodmansey -

It has gone down in history as one of the most famous gigs ever to take place in Sheffield – despite only about 50 people witnessing it. And like any event that is now written (and re-written) into folklore, fact is regularly distilled by fiction. One man that definitely was at the live public debut of the Clash that took place at Snig Hill’s Black Swan on July 4th, 1976, was Nigel Lockwood. You’d expect nothing else from a man that recently notched up his 3,000th gig. He can debunk a few myths that have built up about the gig....

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