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Penthouse Action Committee, Rebels, Shirley Freeman, Stars, The Penthouse -

They kept the flag flying for rock music in the late ‘70s and next month they return to one of their old stomping grounds. The Penthouse Action Committee (PAC) was formed when the owners of the Penthouse nightclub – sited above Castle Market and first opened in 1969 - threatened to dispense with heavy metal nights. Rock music was having a pretty tortuous existence in the latter half of the 1970s in Sheffield thanks to the rise of punk rock. Arduous guitar solos, long hair and songs about wizards suddenly became as unfashionable as flared trousers. Heavy rock had no...

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1970s, 1980s, Def Leppard, Penthouse Action Committee, Rebels, Shirley Freeman, The Penthouse, Wapentake -

Rock music was having a pretty tortuous existence in the latter half of the 1970s in Sheffield.

It was all sweetness and light in the early part of the decade with the likes of Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and Black Sabbath rising to prominence. 

But by 1976 a decidedly unwelcome guest had gate-crashed the party in the shape of punk rock.

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