Dirty Stop Out's Guide to 1960s Sheffield
Are you ready to re-discover your mojo?
- Guaranteed to bring the memories flooding back!
- Packed with scores of photos, rare memorabilia and more
- The perfect gift for anyone that remembers Sheffield in the 1960s
- This critically acclaimed book features King Mojo, the Esquire, Club 60, Sheffield City Hall, the Cavendish, Black Cat, Blue Moon, Sidewalk Cafe, Wilson Peck, the Sheffield hurricane and much more
- A fascinating nostalgia trip.
The sixties night scene underwent some of the most radical changes imaginable as the post-war austerity years paled into insignificance and teenage pop and fashion culture came to prominence like never before.
The 'Dirty Stop Out's Guide to 1960s Sheffield' brings the era back to life with rare memories and photos; interviews with the stars and fans and a foreword by Peter Stringfellow, owner of Sheffield's legendary King Mojo club that ran from spring 1964 until December 1967.
It was a period that saw the start of a Sheffield influence that would eventually be felt right around the globe with the rise of Peter and Geoff Stringfellow, Joe Cocker, Dave Berry and scores of other home-grown talent.
The fox-trot, tango and waltz of the fifties dance halls went head-to-head with a new breed of blues, jazz, beat, R&B and rock'n'roll and lost hands down in 1960s Britain.
Sheffield teenagers signed up to the alcohol-free world of the Esquire and King Mojo venues; enjoyed a city littered with cutting edge coffee bars and record shops and caught anyone from Jimi Hendrix to The Kinks playing some of their earliest UK gigs.
Whether you were loved up with flower power; preaching counter culture with the beatniks; fighting it out with the mods and rockers; lounging it up in cabaret land's Cavendish or winkle-picking your way down the West Street run, sixties Sheffield grew to become one of the UK's most revered and varied after dark destinations in Northern England.
This guide book will be the perfect gift for anyone that remembers this amazing era.
A truly facinating book
I bought it for a friend but did have a look at it . It seemed to me that it was more for someone who was probably in their early twenties rather than my friend who would have been 16 in 1968. But if someone wanted to know about the sixties it’s a good book to have. Pete Stringfellow and the Mojo
were a bit old for us . But it’s a great book for looking back on . When times were good and Sheffield was a great place .
Helping me to remember places that are no longer there. Love it.
I loved this book! As an old mojo club member it had lot's of reminders, loved the pictures of my old haunts although a bit shocked they look a bit dated! Very informative, it filled in gaps that I was too young to appreciate at the time [sneaked in underage at the Mojo and used the cards to get in everywhere else as proof of age!] Those were the days.What a brilliant time we had, feel very priviledged to have seen so many good bands locally so its good to see it in print. Even a picture of the pub where I worked a few evenings after the Saturday job in town! Am sending one off to another Sheffield exile.
Very interesting to view and read about Sheffield of my youth