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Was the cinema above the Odeon, the "Carlton"? To become ABC Carlton. Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.

(Corner of Mount st. & Chapel bar).

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3 hours ago, Beekay said:

It was the Odeon Noddy ! I went to see The Platters there. I must have been about 13 at the time.

Re the Gaumont, didn't it become ABC Nottingham? It started life as The Hippodrome. 

cor big-  ears  i must have only been a twinkle in my dads eyes then.. 

When i did mention Bill Hayley it was master who went to see them.  Me i had a lunch time of school and wemt to see the Beatles at the Palais de dance.

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I wish i was clever like you Big ears xx

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1 hour ago, Beekay said:

Was the cinema above the Odeon, the "Carlton"? To become ABC Carlton. Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.

(Corner of Mount st. & Chapel bar).

 

Yes it was......and later after that it changed its name again and became a Cannon cinema.

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What do we mean by 'above' the Odeon?   I certainly remember the ABC/Cannon. but in my mind it was just over the road and down a bit from one of the Kardomah's.. and not close to the Odeon..But I have to admit that my memory of Central Nottm fades more every day and isn't helped by all the change..

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Hi  Col, if you stood outside the Odeon and looked up Chapel bar towards Derby Road, you would be able to tha ABC Cannon. I would guestimate about 150 yards up on the same side, across mount street. I can remember when I was a bus driver, we used to drive down Derby Road, around Co-op island onto Chapel bar and turn right onto Mount Street at the cinema and go up to Granby Street (that became Maid Marian way eventually),

So, yes, it was just above the Odeon. Cheers mate.

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StuartC, nice to hear from you, thank you for your message.

In reply to your query, I started in 1962 as a 19 year old conductor and when I reached 21 went into the driving school. Was a driver from 1964 until 1967. After initial training at Carter Gate (Parliament street), then moved up to Bilbotough depot. Bearing in mind there were thousands on NCT, can't honestly say your mates name rings a bell, (if you'll pardon the pun). Said it many times, they were the best years of my working life.

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A real oldie...just played it on U Tube.....

 

Every Day............Buddy Holly      wearing my Glasses....lol

 

Love like yours will surely come my way................

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We used to do all the Buddy Holly stuff when I played in a group when I was 17/18. Our greatest success was at the Girls’ High School where the girls were getting overexcited at our performance and the Headmistress closed us down!

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This afternoon. I was listening to stuff by Billie Davis.

 

This was a huge fave down the 360.  Didn't chart as well as it should have due to a strike at Decca Records.  Not an original as it was earlier done by Louis Jordan, Georgia Gibbs and others.

 

 

Tell Him.  Originally by US group the Exciters.  I think this was Billie's first UK hit.

 

 

Angel of the Morning. Also not an original. But by far my favourite.  I reckon it knocks the other major hit versions by Merrilee Rush, Juice Newton and even P.P. Arnold.. into the weeds. Super stuff.

 

 

Fab and Groovy!!

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Just booked Tradfest from Dublin not quite the same as being over there but Hay---Ho its better than nothing and it did not cost an arm and a leg.  

So please no text/message on the 27th Jan till the 3rd Feb 

I'm only saying this as it will take me all-day learning how to get the video's to download/into web browser and stream them. i only get one chance and they don't let you share hay but for 21euros what do you want. If you like Irish reble songs and Irish folk music then just take a luck opps sorry must admit that i'm hooked.

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In a early post I did say about the Gaumont  changing  to a night club called "Maddisons"  can any one remember it?

At the same  time if my memory is right there was Blotts  Home Pierpoint and the Black Orchid on Lenton lane. Do any member go to these nightclubs?

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7 hours ago, IAN FINN said:

Gossip Calypso by Bernard Cribbens

Yes that was one of his lesser known songs, I liked "Hole in the Ground" too, but my favourite was "Right Said Fred" 

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2 hours ago, Oztalgian said:

Yes that was one of his lesser known songs, I liked "Hole in the Ground" too, but my favourite was "Right Said Fred" 

Gonna take the wall down...

that there wall is gonna have to go.............

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I met Bernard Cribbens at Blagdon Reservoir many years ago. We both turned up for opening day in our brand new latest Mk3 Cortinas and parked next to each other. We also fished next to each other and guess who caught most?

Pity I'm deaf - would be interesting listening to him trying to sing:biggrin:

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Love bumping into famous people..........Had short chats with a few,,,,,Fenella Fielding my favourite in the big Coop..........closely followed by Dawn French in Waterstones..Birmingham..not forgetting Georgie Best  in Peterborough.......you little name dropper PP........LOL   oH nearly forgot Judi Dench on Maid Marian way when it was being built in the 60s..nearly knocked her over running to catch a bus...she wern't best pleased...

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I love Bernard Cribbins. 
My dad was called Fred so “Right said Fred” was very popular in our house in the 60s. I used to love him in the TV ad for Hornby trains too.

BTW did you know that Gossip Calypso was written by Trevor Peacock? Trevor is probably better known as Jim (no,no,no) Trott in The Vicar of Dibley. He also wrote “Mrs Brown you've got a Lovely Daughter” for Herman’s Hermits. Check out his Wiki entry and you'll see he wrote a lot of stuff in the early 60s before turning to acting.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trevor_Peacock

Sadly he's now in a nursing home with advanced dementia.

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Along came this bloke in a bowler hat'''

 

Which he lifted and scratched his head''

 

Next line please......................

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Don't dig there
Dig it elsewhere
You're digging it round
And it ought to be square

The shape of it's wrong
It's much too long
And you can't put hole
Where a hole don't belong

 

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Best draw the curtains, people looking in might think I'm having a fit or watching Joe Wicks :crazy:

 

 

 

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