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how many on this forum went to the esquire. with living on the parkhill i only had to walk across rail bridge and was there

i went from 64 upto it shutting seen many artist there but even went just for the records played in the week with dj barry cambell spining the discs

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Put me down for that one.

From about '64 onwards. Fantastic place.

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Remember it well, lived in the area, used to stand outside watching the people go in and out, I was only 10 years old.

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Esquire, great place to be in early 60s. Helped Terry Thornton set club up, membership taken out Aug. 1963, membership card signed by Dave Berry attached. moved down south end of 63 so missed most of big acts, but was constantly told of events by friends in Sheffield

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Brill times mid 60s saw Alan Price - Amazing 

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Went there loads in early 60s.

Lived in Totley so it was Pond St for last bus or a long walk home.

Saw some great bands.

Just so many who went on to be legends of that era. Lots of local bands too including Dave Berry and Vance Arnold

Was there the night the Walker Bros got dragged off stage and had barely played a single number.

Our favourites were Jimmy Powell and the 5 Dimensions. Never understood why they didn’t make it big.

Great times.

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On 20/02/2018 at 13:54, paulhib48 said:

Went there loads in early 60s.

Lived in Totley so it was Pond St for last bus or a long walk home.

Saw some great bands.

Just so many who went on to be legends of that era. Lots of local bands too including Dave Berry and Vance Arnold

Was there the night the Walker Bros got dragged off stage and had barely played a single number.

Our favourites were Jimmy Powell and the 5 Dimensions. Never understood why they didn’t make it big.

Great times.

 

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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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17 hours ago, Rich47 said:

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.

Great times indeed Rich47, I remember the night of the Police raid when they kept us all locked in and you couldn't leave until they had taken your name and address and checked it out with a Kelly's directory, didn't get home until 3am, walked all the way home to Greenhill!

When I first started going to the Esquire it was a Jazz Club at the weekend and a Pop Club during the week or vice versa, also went to Club 60 the other Night Club owned by Terry Thornton located in the cellar of a building somewhere along Shalesmoor.

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