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Heartbeat or Samantha's Nightclub

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Worked as a dj at least on one occasion at the Heartbeat and at least 4 years as resident dj at Samantha's.

I went under the name of Derek Dane.

Anyone else use to go there?

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It was below the Silver Blades ice rink. We used to go to quite a lot. 10p Mondays at Samanthas where every drink was only 10p, and before that as a teen went to Heartbeat. I'm sorry but the only DJ's name I remember was "The Mighty Atom" who was as the name implies was of short stature.

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It was on the top floor above the ice rink and on the ground floor was the bowling alley then the Alhambra.

The Heartbeats other main DJ was Steve Woolley who later became the manager.

Sam's also had Stuart,Irish,Kelly (shirley )Temple, Glenda

As Samantha's it was quite big on the Northern Soul all nighter scene.

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Worked at The Heartbeat 68-71 dj`s were mighty atom [chris crossley], me-[ john woolley],barry campbell- wed. barry had probably the best soul/tamla collection in the city.all u.s. imports.

dance floor fillers of the time -1 contours- just a little misunderstanding.

2 elgins - heaven must have sent you.

3 willie t - walkin up a one way street.

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Hi there - thanks for joining the site and posting.

Some great tracks there too - love the elgins loads.

Did Heartbeat get busy then ?

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the Heartbeat was the first licensed disco till 2am in the city. The second being the Penny Farthing.

yes it did get very busy, licensed for 250 people, but every fri and sat 650 plus in. sold Double Diamond beer in half pint mugs originally- one and eleven pence [10p] for half.

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So how long were you there for and what did you do after DJin'g ?

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finished up as manager then left in 71 to manage Minerva Tavern Charles st.

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Ah - excellent

We've not covered the Minerva Tavern yet on the site so I'm sure you are going to come in very handy for details !

Do you have any pics of either place ?

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sorry no, but it was a roughhouse only customers were druggies and prostitutes.

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finished up as manager then left in 71 to manage Minerva Tavern Charles st.

Would you be Mr woolley?

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it was a starter pub,whitbreads put you in one of those to prove your mettle.

stayed 14 months then moved across the way to the Nelson [out of the frying pan]

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Met my wife at the Heartbeat New Years Eve 1968.

She had tripped over the step on to the walkway adjacent to stage and dance floor on the way out to the toilets

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It was on the top floor above the ice rink and on the ground floor was the bowling alley then the Alhambra.

The Heartbeats other main DJ was Steve Woolley who later became the manager.

Sam's also had Stuart,Irish,Kelly (shirley )Temple, Glenda

As Samantha's it was quite big on the Northern Soul all nighter scene.

It was brilliant. I used to go every Sunday night.

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It was on the top floor above the ice rink and on the ground floor was the bowling alley then the Alhambra.

The Heartbeats other main DJ was Steve Woolley who later became the manager.

Sam's also had Stuart,Irish,Kelly (shirley )Temple, Glenda

As Samantha's it was quite big on the Northern Soul all nighter scene.

My mate Stuart used to dj there and then John Vincent took over the northern soul nights before the all nightters started.

And for about six years I went to the nighters there. It used to be a regular routine Samms' on friday and then Wigan/ Cleethorpes on alternate saturdays.

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My mate Stuart used to dj there and then John Vincent took over the northern soul nights before the all nightters started.

And for about six years I went to the nighters there. It used to be a regular routine Samms' on friday and then Wigan/ Cleethorpes on alternate saturdays.

Yes to work there with stuart real lad to get up to things. I was doing a gentlemens evening whe he was acting drunk and finished on the dance floor stripped with a stripper who tried to tie a ribbon around his watsit. The rest I am unable to publish.

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Yes to work there with stuart real lad to get up to things. I was doing a gentlemens evening whe he was acting drunk and finished on the dance floor stripped with a stripper who tried to tie a ribbon around his watsit. The rest I am unable to publish.

Me and Stuart used to work at Sheaf Valley baths and when we used to pull at Sammy's we used to take them back there in the sauna suite he he

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I don't remember this place as Samantha's, only earlier as Heartbeat - but I stumbled across this

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Desy said:
It was on the top floor above the ice rink and on the ground floor was the bowling alley then the Alhambra.

The Heartbeats other main DJ was Steve Woolley who later became the manager.

Sam's also had Stuart,Irish,Kelly (shirley )Temple, Glenda

As Samantha's it was quite big on the Northern Soul all nighter scene.

 

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yes but beer in pubs was only 11p a pint.

Also it wasn't Watneys draught red barrell

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It was on the top floor above the ice rink and on the ground floor was the bowling alley then the Alhambra.

The Heartbeats other main DJ was Steve Woolley who later became the manager.

Sam's also had Stuart,Irish,Kelly (shirley )Temple, Glenda

As Samantha's it was quite big on the Northern Soul all nighter scene.

he he All together now! "Dad Da Dadad Dar....... Kelly Temple"

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