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An art project that was originally conceived as a way to help people get through the monotony of lockdown has gone on public display for the first time. The Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Gail Smith, officially unveiled ‘Sheffield’s iconic venues – re-imagined in lockdown’ at the Moor Market this week. She was joined by artist Alan Pennington and Dirty Stop Outs’ Neil Anderson. Scores of punters that frequented local venues stretching right back to the mid-1960s were invited to share their memories as part of the project. Dirty Stop Outs’ Neil Anderson said: “I put the call out for...

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They say a picture says a thousand words – and the author of a title starring hundreds of the town’s revellers of the ‘80s is about to prove it. Neil Anderson is set to officially launch his new ‘Dirty Stop Out’s Guide to 1980s Chesterfield – In Pictures’ at Soresby Street’s Tallbird Records next week and a limited number of free tickets are available. He’ll be talking about growing up in an era dominated by nightclubs like the Aquarius, Moulin Rouge, Fascination and the Adam & Eve. The book is the follow-up to the best-selling ‘Dirty Stop Out’s Guide to...

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Eddie Cochran with Gene Vincent (middle) and Vince Eager at Sheffield Gaumont. The winter of 1960 was a pivotal moment in live popular music, the new  ringing in a changing scene which would exploit the nascent spending power of the growing youth market. These first tremors heralded the seismic shift of Sixties society.  Music impresario Larry Parnes conceived the U.K's first ever all-rock 'n' roll package tour, a novelty which seems surprising at this juncture but hesitant promoters of the day, unsure of the new music style's durability or drawing power, hedged their bets and had hitherto presented rock 'n' roll...

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1980s, 1990s, Air Guitar, Bailey Brothers, Bitter Suite, blog, Bob Maltby, Def Leppard, Dixon Lane, Frank White, Geoff Stringfellow, Heavy Metal, Ken Hall, Lez Wright, Olga Marshall, Penthouse Action Committee, Rebels, Rock, Sheffield, Steel City Rockers, The Buccaneer, The Penthouse, Wapentake -

Pic by Bill Stephenson Tens of thousands climbed the stairs to a rock nightclub set high above Dixon Lane until it shuts its doors for the last time in the mid-1990s – to the dismay of many. Now memories of Sheffield’s Rebels venue is set to live on thanks to a brand new book. ‘Dirty Stop Out’s Guide to Sheffield – Rebels Edition’ tells the story of the club that grew from unlikely beginnings to become one of the most popular rock nightclubs in the country. The venue was originally opened as the Penthouse by Peter and Geoff Stringfellow in...

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Our 1990s Chesterfield reunion is finally set to go ahead next month - despite being previously postponded because of lockdown. The event – which celebrates the era defined by venues like the Bradbury Club and Xanadu – follows our sellout hit just a few weeks before the original lockdown. Over 75% of tickets have already been sold for the 1990s Reunion that takes place at Real Time Live on Saturday, October 2nd. The event follows the success of the ‘Dirty Stop Out’s Guide to 1990s Chesterfield’ book that was published in 2019. Author Neil Anderson who is helping organise the...

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