Dirty Stop Out's Guide to 1960s Chesterfield

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  • Guaranteed to bring the memories flooding back!
  • Packed with scores of photos, rare memorabilia and more
  • The perfect gift for anyone that remembers Chesterfield in the 1960s
  • Features the Victoria Ballroom, ABC, Carlton Club, Hudsons, Some Kinda Mushroom and gigs by the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, the Kinks, Free and more
  • A fascinating nostalgia trip.

The era defined by flower power and the Beatles saw Chesterfield hosting gigs by artists that went on to conquer the world. The town was punching well above its weight with Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Small Faces, the Kinks, The Equals, Jethro Tull, Traffic and Free all playing landmark shows.

The albums and singles of the day could be found at Hudsons and SomeKinda Mushroom record stores and entertainment was provided by venues spanning the ABC, via the Vic to the Carlton Club.

The 1960s stand out as a time when the dull greys of post-war life were driven out by the inrushing tide of psychedelic pop colour which shook off the dreariness of 1950s' austerity.

Music was at the emotional and spiritual heart of this irreversible movement. Rock 'n' roll, imported from the USA in the late fifties/early sixties, provided a unique springboard for home-grown talent to embrace it and turn it into something new.

Everything was up for grabs and thanks to some adventurous local spirits – all chronicled in the book - much of this amazing live music reached Chesterfield.

Join former DerbyshireTimes journalist and Thompson Twins founder Pete Dodd on an odyssey from post war gloom to psychedelic glory.

The Dirty Stop Out’s Guide to 1960s Chesterfield contains everything you will ever need to know about this magical era in this northern town.


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