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  1. pfn added a post in a topic: Fitzalan Square 1965 - 66   

    Ta for the compliments folks. Thanks also for the link to the cold stores photo Steve, I forgot to mention them. I think I did some other Sheffield based sketches here and there, but not sure if I still have them or not. Sadly I never did another drawing from that rather excellent viewpoint though. I did intend to do a sketch looking the other way, up the High Street towards the hole on the road but I left C & A's in 1967 before ever doing it.

    In actual fact that scan is not quite the whole drawing as I never quite finished drawing the GPO building to the right of the square. Maybe I should finish it and do a rescan!
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  2. pfn added a post in a topic: Fitzalan Square 1965 - 66   

    Enclosed is a drawing I did of Fitzallen Square in the mid 60s. At the time I worked as Assistant Display Manager at C & A's on the High Street, and this was the view I got from the junior managers canteen window.

    As you can see the Sleep Shop is just getting a new delivery of Sleepeeze mattresses, while Wigfalls next door know doubt has the latest black and white TVs on sale. The Classic Cinema is still there (formerly the Cartoon Cinema) and showing was a Carry On film, and a 1956 movie 'Somebody Up There Likes Me' starring Paul Newman.

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  3. pfn added a post in a topic: King Mojo   

    Hello Jsoul

    Some Mojo playlisting info below - Enjoy!


    Got my Mojo workin’ – Muddy Waters (This is where the club name came from)
    Everybody needs somebody to love – Solomon Burke
    Needle in a haystack – Velvelettes

    Can you jerk like me – Contours

    My Girl – Temptations

    1-2-3 – Len Barry

    Soulful dress – Sugar Pie Desanto
    Baby I need your lovin’ – Four Tops
    For your precious love - Jerry Butler & the Impressions
    Can I get a witness – Marvin Gaye
    Walking the dog - Rufus Thomas
    High Heel Sneakers – Tommy Tucker
    Memphis – Lonnie Mack
    Every little bit hurts - Brenda Holloway
    Harlem Shuffle – Bob & Earl
    Baby love – Supremes
    Can you do it – Contours
    Heatwave – Martha Reeves & the Vandellas
    Be my baby – Ronettes
    Saturday night at the movies – Drifters
    Too many fish in the sea – Marvelettes

    Come see about me – Supremes

    How sweet it is – Marvin Gaye
    Its in his kiss – Ramona King
    Baby I love you – Ronettes
    You can have him – Dionne Warwick
    Green Onions – Booker T & the MGs
    Why do you want to make me blue – Temptations

    Al Capone’s guns don’t argue – Prince Buster
    Dancin’ in the streets – Martha Reeves & the Vandellas
    My Guy – Mary Wells
    Watermelon man – Willie Mitchell
    Mockingbird – Inez and Charlie Foxx
    Mr Pitiful – Otis Redding


    The In Crowd – Dobie Gray
    Rescue me – Fontella Bass
    Don’t fight it – Wilson Pickett

    My world is empty without you – Supremes ??

    Tightrope – Inez and Charlie Foxx
    Agent double O soul – Edwin Starr
    Billy’s Bag – Billy Preston
    I can’t help myself – Four Tops
    Poppas got a brand new bag – James Brown
    Shake and fingerpop – Jr Walker
    Run baby run – Newbeats
    Take me in your arms – Kim Weston
    Nowhere to run – Martha Reeves & the Vandellas
    Ain’t that peculiar – Marvin Gaye
    She’s about a mover – Sir Douglas Quintet
    Come on over to my place – Drifters
    Shotgun wedding – Roy C
    Going to a Go Go – Smoky Robinson & the Miracles
    I feel good – James Brown
    6345789 – Wilson Pickett
    Back in my arms again – Supremes
    It’s the same old song – Four Tops
    I’ll be doggone – Marvin Gaye
    Mercy Mercy – Don Covay
    First I look at the purse – Contours
    That Driving Beat – Willie Mitchell
    I’ve been loving you too long – Otis Redding
    Sitting in the Park – Billy Stewart
    I got you – James Brown

    Seesaw – Don Covay

    The Duck – Jackie Lee
    In the midnight hour – Wilson Pickett

    Shotgun – Jr Walker
    Clapping song – Shirley Ellis
    Uptight – Steve Wonder
    Have mercy baby – James Brown
    Ride your pony – Lee Dorsey
    You’ve been cheating – Impressions
    Satisfaction – Otis Redding
    Bird in the hand – Velvelettes
    Something about you – Four Tops
    Down at the club - The Drifters
    I take what I want – Sam & Dave
    Roadrunner – Jr Walker & the All Stars
    Down at the club – Drifters
    Jenny take a ride – Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels
    In the midnight hour – Wilson Pickett

    You don’t know like I know – Sam & Dave

    My girl – Otis Redding
    Summertime – Billy Stewart
    Tracks of my tears – Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
    Everything is gonna be alright – Willie Mitchell
    Roadrunner – Jr Walker


    Get your backfield in motion – Pointdexter Brothers
    Barefootin’ – Robert Parker
    Soothe me – Sam & Dave
    Water – Geno Washington
    Alvin’s boo-ga-loo – Alvin Cash
    Out of time – Chris Farlowe
    Get ready – Temptations
    Land of a 1000 dances – Wilson Pickett
    Get away – Georgie Fame
    Guns of Navarone – Skatalites
    Little latin lupe lu – Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels
    Philly dog – Olympics
    Boogaloo party – Flamingos
    Sock it to ‘em JB part 1 – Rex Garvin & the Mighty Cravers
    Hold On I’m Coming – Sam & Dave
    This old heart of mine – Isley Brothers
    Summertime – Billy Stewart
    S.Y.S.L.J.F.M. (The Letter Song) – Joe Tex
    Don Covay – See Saw
    Its alright – J J Jackson
    River deep mountain high – Ike & Tina Turner
    Ain’t to proud to beg – Temptations
    I’ve passed this way before – Jimmy Ruffin
    Satisfaction – Otis Redding
    Knucklehead – Bar Kays (67?)
    Just a little Misunderstanding – The Contours
    Mustang sally – Wilson Pickett
    Get out my life woman – Lee Dorsey
    Shake a tail feather – 5 Du-tones
    Look at granny run run - Howard Tate
    Devil with a blue dress – Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels
    Beauty is only skin deep - Temptations
    Shake me wake me – Four Tops
    You keep me hanging on – Supremes
    It’s alright – J J Jackson
    I guess I’ll always love you – Isley Brothers
    Function at the junction – Shorty Long
    One more heartache – Marvin Gaye
    You can’t hurry love –Supremes
    Take some time out for love – Isley Brothers
    Can’t turn you loose – Otis Redding
    Knock on wood – Eddie Floyd
    What becomes of the broken hearted - Jimmy Ruffin
    I know I’m losing you – Temptations
    Philly dog – Olympics
    I get the sweetest feeling – Jackie Wilson (67?)
    Shotgun – Jr Walker
    My world is empty without you – Supremes ??
    Take some time out for love – Isley Brothers
    Reach out I’ll be there – Four Tops
    I spy for the FBI – Jamo Thomas
    Workin’ in a coal mine – Lee Dorsey
    I’ve passed this way before – Jimmy Ruffin
    Cool jerk – Capitols
    Headline News – Edwin Starr
    I’m gonna miss you – Artistics (last record ever played at the Mojo)
    Philly freeze – Alvin Cash
    Heard it through the grapevine – Gladys Knight & the Pips
    Out on the floor - Dobie Grey (67-68?)
    Wade in the Water – Ramsey Lewis Trio
    Don’t walk away Renee – Four Tops
    A love like yours – Ike & Tina Turner
    Standing in the shadows of love – Four Tops
    Can’t sit down pt 1 – Phil Upchurch Combo
    When a man loves a woman – Percy Sledge
    Blowin’ in the Wind – Stevie Wonder
    Never like this before – William Bell
    Things get better – Eddie Floyd
    Love a-go-go – Steve Wonder


    I got a feeling – Jimmy Cliff
    Respect – Aretha Franklin
    I’m wondering – Stevie Wonder
    I was made to love her – Stevie Wonder
    Turn on your lovelight – Oscar Toney Jr
    Soul time – Shirley Ellis
    All I need – Temptations
    Bernadette – Four Tops
    It takes two – Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston
    Tell mama – Etta James Train to
    Skaville – Ethiopians
    40 Days and 40 nights – Don Covay
    Judy in Disguise – Amboy Dukes
    I’m a Man – Wynder K Frog
    Higher & higher – Jackie Wilson
    When you’re young and in live - Marvelettes
    What is soul – Ben E King
    Shake – Otis Redding
    Eloise hang on in there – William Bell
    Chain of Fools – Aretha Franklin
    Let the good times roll – Bunny Sigler
    Show Me – Joe Tex
    Message to you Rudy – Locomotion or Dandy Livingston?
    Try a little tenderness – Otis Redding
    I got what it takes – Brooks & Jerry
    Ain’t nothin’ but a houseparty – Showstoppers (66?)
    Save me – Aretha Franklin
    Gonna fix you good – Alan Bown Set
    I take what I want – James & Bobby Purify
    Ain’t no mountain high enough – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
    Things get better – Eddie Floyd
    Pucker up Buttercup – Jr Walker & the All Stars
    Open the door to your heart – Darrel Banks
    Some kinda’ wonderful – Soul Brothers Six
    Bert’s apple crumble – The Quik
    Sittin’ in the park – Billy Stewart
    Shake – Otis Redding
    Funky Broadway – Wilson Pickett
    Hurt by love – Inez & Charlie Foxx (?)
    You’re my everything – Temptations
    Soul man – Sam & Dave
    Sugar lets shing-a-ling – Shirley Ellis
    High life in Whitley Wood part 1 – Amboy Dukes
    It takes two – Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston
    Sweet soul music – Arthur Conley
    Everlasting love – Robert Knight
    I was made to love her – Stevie Wonder
    I know I’m losing you – Temptations
    I get the sweetest feeling – Jackie Wilson
    Gimme little sign – Brenton Wood
    60 minutes of your Love – Homer Banks
    Soulfinger – Bar-Kays
    I want a love I can see – Temptations
    Tramp – Otis Redding & Carla Thomas
    A little bit hurt – Julian Covey & the Machine

    Funky broadway – Wilson Pickett
    Eloise hang on in there – William Bell
    007 (Shanty Town) – Desmond Dekker
    Shake a tail feather – James and Bobby Purify

    Tramp – Otis Redding & Carla Thomas

    1967 ‘Flower Power/West Coast’ selection

    Let’s go to San Francisco – Flowerpot Men
    Whiter shade of pale – Procol Harum
    Flowers in your hair – Scott Mckenzie
    Aries – Zodiac album
    Orange Skies – Love
    Break on through – Doors
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  4. pfn added a post in a topic: The Penthouse Nightclub Sheffield   

    I remember a small Penthouse go-go dancer called Baby Jane. She was very energetic! There used to be a long LP track 'I'm a Man' by Chicago that she 'freaked out' to onstage! I had one or two dates with her. Nice lady.
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  5. pfn added a post in a topic: The Battle of Orgreave   

    Joe- I remember seeing press images of the view down the hill towards Orgreave from the bridge area. Copies must be around in books, newspaper archives or online somewhere.

    Thylacine - At the time (1984) I dont think Orgreave as a place was at the hearts and minds of so many. Its where the government/miners conflict took them to. Thatcher had turned the midlands into a police state by then in her determination - at all costs to put down the miners and their union. By device and fate the battle lines ended up being drawn at Orgreave and the rest is history. Its only since the time that Orgeave has taken a place, for better or worse, in the hearts and minds of many who were there or witnessed it in the media.
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  6. pfn added a post in a topic: King Mojo   

    Hi Greenhopper,

    Tried to send you a PM but the link didn't seem to work. Send me a PM with your email on it or leave it on this thread and I will send you a Mojo playlist.

    Regards Paul Norton
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  7. pfn added a post in a topic: Lady Arbella Stuart   

    Arbella Stuart was the child from an arranged marriage, partly orchestrated by the well known social climber, Bess of Hardwick.

    The wedding took place in 1574 at the chapel of Rufford Abbey, now part of Rufford Abbey Country Park, Notts where I work. It was between one of Bess's daughters, Elizabeth Cavendish and Charles Stuart, Earl of Lennox. As Lennox was only 5th in line from the throne, you can see where Bess was coming from. However this fact along with other fact that they didnt inform Queen Elizabeth about the marriage, meant a very upset queen. The two mothers were put into the Tower of London for a while. Sadly Lennox died in 1576 leaving Bess a widow with the child Arbella.

    As Bayleaf's above info shows because of this close tie with the throne, Arbella's life was never completely her own and she died miserably on the Tower. There is a portrait of her as a young girl of 12 wearing a white dress. The White Lady, one of Rufford's ghosts, is said to be Arbella, perhaps returning to a place of more happier times for her.
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  8. pfn added a post in a topic: The Leadmill   

    I agree with the above commments of Vox and NHP on Martin's posterbook. Really good work. If you like the 60s US west coast posters of Freas, Kelly, and Family Dog etc you will also love these. I think Martin plans to do a reprint and a relaunch of the book sometime in the future.
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  9. pfn added a post in a topic: Mojo Club Pic   

    Hi 'andys274'

    Glad you came to the book launch. Hope you enjoyed yourselves. My co-author Dave Manvell had tried to let Dave Senior know about the book launch. I did have a short meet with Dave Senior when he got his book signed, nice to see him again. I had to recreate some of his work using what little visual material and memory we had of his paintings. I hope he feels we did justice to his murals in the Mojo

    Paul Norton
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  10. pfn added a post in a topic: Miners Strike   

    Maybe there will be a reshowing of the TV docdrama 'The Battle of Orgreave' that I was in a few years back. That was certainly an eye opener as it uncovered some of the dirt that the BBC, police, central government and others swept under the carpet at the time.

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  11. pfn added a post in a topic: Sheffield History Calendar   

    Sheffiel history calendar a great idea. Well done
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  12. pfn added a post in a topic: Memories Of The Mojo Club   

    Hi David,

    Good to hear from you. If you yet haven't, check out the rest of the Mojo links for some photos and info from me and others.

    Clapping Song oh yeah! The rest of the verse you quoted is '...the monkey threw tobacco on the streetcar line, the line broke, the monkey got choked, and we all got together in a little row boat, clap hands.....' I think !!! Do you also remember Shirley Ellis's Do the Shingaling?

    I've sent you an personal message, please drop me line. Myself and Dave Manvell keen to get in touch and swop Mojo info and photos.

    Paul Norton
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  13. pfn added a post in a topic: Mojo Club Pic   

    Hi Sando,

    I'm completely screwing up names in my memory! Nothing to do with Dave Godin!

    The photo was done by a guy called Art Glover (ex Mojo) in Australia ect. Also ran a short-lived club called Blind Melon Jefferson in Rotherham with Dinky Dawson for a while.
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  14. pfn added a post in a topic: Mojo Club Pic   

    Hi Admin,

    Ah yes. this photo is from a website blog by an ex Mojo-ite Dave Grodin (I think), who is now in Australia. Its slightly misleading as he has put the Mojo lettering on the building. The building is old peoples flats I believe, which are built on the top of where the Mojo was. So the building and steps are as near as you can get to the entrance to the old club.

    Sheffield Corporation wouldnt even let the road be called Mojo Mews!
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