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1960s, Dave Berry, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Crawford, Joe Cocker, King Mojo, Peter Stringfellow, Sheffield, Stevie Wonder, Terry Thornton, The Esquire, Vance Arnold -

They were like chalk and cheese in the 1960s but these days they’re renowned as two of Sheffield’s most decade-defining venues.

King Mojo and the Esquire – two hugely popular teenage clubs that brought acts to the city spanning the Kinks to Jimi Hendrix - are being brought back to life later this week as part of the online ‘Talking About Our Generation’ festival.

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1950s, 1960s, Adrian McKenna, Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, John Firminger, The Beatles, The Who, Vince Eager -

From the Beatles to the Who - the UK's first rock'n'roll package tour of spring 1960 virtually defined everything that followed. Sadly Eddie Cochran, its star, was dead four months into the decade but his influence became the inspiration for the Fab Four and so much that followed in 'swinging sixties'. The decade defining tour is chronicled like never before in the forthcoming 'A Fast Moving Beat Show - the Tragic Story of the Final, Fatal, UK Tour'. Co-author Adrian McKenna explains: Eddie Cochran (right) with Gene Vincent (second from left) and Vince Eager meet fans at Sheffield Gaumont When Eddie Cochran...

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Though Olga Marshall sadly passed in 2019, she’ll be forever remembered for her years as matriarch of the city’s hardest rocking cellar bar. A brand new book, the ‘Dirty Stop Out’s Guide to Sheffield – Wapentake Edition’, is set to lift the lid on her amazing life and the story of the bar she ran from the early 1970s to the late 1990s. Olga Marshall was always an unlikely figurehead for the Newcastle Brown drinking, heavy metal listening bunch of motorbike riding aficionados that frequented the venue she fronted for nearly a quarter of a century. Her CV was hardly...

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Jim Simpson and Muddy Waters in the 1970s It was an era defined by questionable fashion and industrial strife and our two Birmingham authors need your help as they bring it back to life for us. Brothers Jim and Ron Simpson want your photos and memories from ‘70s Birmingham for our forthcoming book that’s set to celebrate the city in the era. Jim is arguably more qualified than most to write about the decade – he helped create success for one of the city’s biggest cultural exports of the era, Black Sabbath. He was their first manager and helped take...

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1980s, Berlins, Cairo Jax, Cambridge Street, Chubbys, Hanrahans, Josephines, Rebels, Romeo & Juliets, The Roxy -

Ten of the city’s top nightspots of yesteryear are being re-born – as the must-haves of summer fashion! Hundreds of people took part in a recent poll to decide the ‘80s venues they’d most like celebrating with their own T-shirt and legendary Bank Street nightclubs Romeo & Juliet’s and Cairo Jax came out on top. They were closely followed by the likes of Josephine’s, Berlins, Roxy, Hanrahans and Take Two music venue that used to be situated on Staniforth Road. Neil Anderson of Dirty Stop Outs, said: “Interest in these old venues has been sky high in lockdown as people...

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