Better late than never… Lord Mayor returns to King Mojo after 55 years…

Better late than never… Lord Mayor returns to King Mojo after 55 years…

Sheffield Lord Mayor (left) on the King Mojo dancefloor in 1965

The Lord Mayor (left) on the King Mojo dancefloor in 1965.

History is set to repeat itself this weekend when the Lord Mayor of Sheffield attends an iconic clubnight.

The city’s first citizen made his debut at the legendary King Mojo way back in November, 1965.

Now Sheffield Lord Mayor, Councillor Sioned-Mair Richards, will once again return as guest of honour at the event which launches a brand new book celebrating the era.

Neil Anderson’s new ‘Dirty Stop Out’s Guide to 1960s Sheffield’ will be unveiled at the King Mojo reunion that takes place this Friday, June 10th.

The legendary venue was first opened by Peter and Geoff Stringfellow in March 1964 and made its name for attracting up-and-coming stars that went on to become global icons. Artists like Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendrix, The Who and Ike and Tina Turner were just four of the scores of acts that performed at the teenage club that didn’t sell alcohol.

The Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Alderman Jack Worrall, hit the King Mojo dancefloor in 1965.

The venue now adorns the front cover of the brand new ‘Dirty Stop Out’s Guide to 1960s Sheffield’ book which is set to be launched at The Library venue (opposite the Olympic Legacy Park) in Sheffield’s East End.

Former club-goer and renowned soul/Motown DJ Greg Heap will be on the decks playing the original sounds of the Mojo.

Author Neil Anderson, who has compiled the book with help from Dave Manvell, said: “The King Mojo still holds a special place in the hearts of hundreds of people that attended in those three short years. But the club’s legendary status has allowed it to transcend generations and over the years it has become a byword for cool. It’s a true honour to welcome the Lord Mayor of Sheffield once again!”

The event will also be raising money for the Cardiac Transplant Facilities Fund at the Northern General Hospital.

The event starts at 9pm. The Library is situated S9 3TY.