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  1. John, Not seen any photos but I do recall the plush parts of the office block. I served my time mid sixties in the Apprentice Training shop then in the maintenance dept. Then we had dinner in the works canteen. As I got promoted we had lunch in the staff canteen, apparently there were also separate dining rooms for managers and directors. There was a grand entrance onto Brightside Lane which was never used all the time I was there, - lots of polished brass and marble. Roger
  2. BO DIDDLEY (nearly)

    No idea what was said but it only lasted a few minutes. Waiting outside was a good place to see the bands arrive, most of them were still unknown in the early days. A taxi came up one evening and two men literally fell out onto the ground, obviously high on something. It was Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker - playing with Brian Auger that night. Whatever happened to them?
  3. 1964?. Bo Diddley was one of my favourite American R&B singers at the time and I was quite excited when we heard that he was coming to the Mojo. As usual, we waited outside in good time and saw the band arrive in a minibus and troop into the main entrance. A few minutes later there was a bit of a commotion, they all came out again and drove away. I don’t remember if we were given any explanation at the time but Pete Stringfellow confessed the true story in his autobiography. Apparently he had over-estimated the popularity of Bo Diddley and the queue was too small to make a profit, so he pulled the fuses and pretended there was an electricity failure.
  4. The Cavendish Nightclub on Bank Street Sheffield

    I went there for a while in the late 60s, it was quite exotic for Sheffield at the time. There were two separate entrances, one for the casino (no booze) and one for the night club. The night club had a stage, dance floor, bar and a restaurant. I remember seeing Bitter Suite on stage. For me it was a step up from the Mojo. Roger