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Rich47

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  1. Yes I remember the Penny farthing it was what I would call a Discotheque, all ordinary blokes like me waited patiently outside, quite often in the rain before the doorman let you in, whilst nice looking girls and the Sheffield football fraternity Owls and Blades players like Eustace, Badger, Shaw etc were whizzed to the front and allowed free entry, if that wasn’t bad enough the footballers then had the pick of all the best looking girls! Without getting too bitter and twisted though I remember some great dance music as they were always playing Tamla Mowtown, most of the guys used to stand at the bar and around the small dance floor ogling the girls. Ronnie Crookes was the manager/ doorman in the early days and as he was an ex boxer, very little trouble! a guy called Dave Rothwell was a later manager PF. not sure but there may have been a name change before he took over.
  2. Great club, brilliant atmosphere as it was on 2 levels, remember looking down on the stage from balcony above and watching top acts of the day such as John Mayall, Spencer Davis ( Steve Winwood), Joe Cocker ( Vance Arnold + Avengers ) and others like Dave Berry, Alan Price etc. Top blues club when I went. lived at Bradway and traveled from there to Pond St bus station not far away from Leadmill Road, a lady called Nora was always in the bus station shouting, I think she used to sleep there.
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