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1980s, Adam & Eve, Aquarius, blog, Brampton Mile, Carl Flint, Chesterfield, Dirty Stop Outs, Facination, Miners' Strike, Tufty Gordon -

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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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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1980s, 1990s, Back To The Roxy, Berlins, blog, Hitman and Her, Sheffield -

Even five postponements hasn’t dented enthusiasm for our ‘Back to The Roxy’ event which finally takes place in just over two week’s time! Over 1,000 tickets have already been sold for the clubnight that re-creates one of Sheffield’s most famous venues. Dancefloor-starved clubbers are being promised the “reunion of a lifetime” as the retro sounds of the ‘80s and ‘90s help turn the 02 Academy back into its older guise - the Roxy. Few venues were more high profile than Barry Noble’s famous nightclub that operated in the city in the 1980s and 1990s. The nightclub became famous nationally as...

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1980s, 1990s, Back To The Roxy, blog, Roxy, Sheffield -

It’s a day we sometimes wondered would ever come - and then it got delayed for another month... So our “Back To The Roxy” is set to finally take place on Saturday, August 21st. We’ll be celebrating one of the city’s most popular nightclubs in history at its former home, the 02 Academy. “Back To The Roxy” promises to be the reunion of a generation. Get your dancing shoes ready for the biggest hits of the ‘80s and ‘90s. Few venues were more high profile than Sheffield’s Roxy nightclub when it opened in the 1980s. The nightclub became famous nationally as...

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1960s, blog, Dave Berry, Eddie Cochran, Gaumont, Gene Vincent, Vince Eager -

Eddie Cochran (front right) meets fans from The Star’s Teenage Club with Gene Vincent (front middle) and Vince Eager (front left) Many people say it took the rise of the Beatles to put the ‘swinging’ into the sixties. But Adrian McKenna, with the help of John Firminger, would argue the genie was out of the bottle years before the Fab Four took the decade by storm. They’d suggest things were already well and truly swinging by the spring of 1960 when what’s widely acknowledged as the first ‘rock’n’roll package tour’ rolled into Sheffield. If you’d have taken any notice of...

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