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Just looking back over the distant years when I was a youth in my prime and used to spend loadsa time boppin' at The Brit, Union and Boat clubs. They were the Mod days. Graduated to Hippydom a few yea

Only went in 'Whistle Stop' once,,,,just split from first wife ..so thought i'd go on the Pull...even recall what i was wearing ''Brown 3 piece double breasted suit...white shirt slim jim with tie Pin

Yes Jim,Tuesday night Locarno 'Teenbeat' 1/6 admission....and all trying to look like 'Billy Fury'

It was one of my last clubbing visits to (I've gone to Pieces a couple of times but only on a fleeting visit, one of the last times was just after my mate Dave got married in February of 2005, I did pop in to take a couple of pictures of Margaret and George, which I posted on here, in around 2007, but I've not been in a club since.

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Hi Moz, I have already posted , a few years ago, about being at the steampacket gig at the dungeon....was a massive fan of Julie Driscoll. I saw Hendrix at the beachcomber alongside Jimmy Cliff and Jimmy James.....

And me - we could have our own reunion:-)

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Hello Everyone, just joined this group a few minutes ago. Seems like the perfect place to come, after the sudden passing of Alvin Lee. Like most people in the world, got my first sight of Alvin and Ten Years After during the movie Woodstock, and my girlfriend and I have been loyal fans from that time forward. Tomorrow morning we head for Paris, for the "Alvin Lee Tribute Concert" and upon our return next week we'll be posting our photos and concert review, as soon as possible.

One of the reasons that we joined this website was to ask you nice folks in Nottingham for some help. We're looking for information about The Jaybirds - Jaycats - Jail-Breakers - Jay-Men - these were all names used by Alvin Lee and Leo Lyons along the way. The ones I know the most, are The Jay Cats" and "The Jay Birds" - with some photos from Leo Lyons collection. We're looking for more photos, articles, as well as your personal stories of those times and venues. I have read many of your stories so far, wonderful tales of days gone by so long ago....I was five years old in December of 1960 - I'm 57 today. I hope to talk with many of you soon. We also host two websites, we invite you to stop by and enjoy our work. Look for the following for the Pre Ten Years After Section and the Classic Ten Years After: www.alvinlee.de and for

Ten Years After Now, www.ten-years-after.com

Your friends in music, Dave and Brigitte

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Welcome to Nottstalgia, TYAFANS. I look forward to reading your posts and sharing your memories. I'd also like to wish you a happy birthday and hope that you enjoy your special day. We have a few Alvin Lee fans, including myself, and there are a few posts on here regarding Alvin.

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Thank You Michael, for the warm welcome, looking forward to exchanging information with you and the others here, should be lots of fun.

From Dave

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Welcome Dave and Bridget

We look forward to your TYA reports, and hope you find much Notts related info to your liking.

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Re. Ten Years After, when we used to go to the Gaumont Saturday morning 'Beat Club' around 1960, they were known as Ivan Jay and the Jaybirds. They would do covers of the latest top ten hits as well as rock and roll standards.

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Thank You Kindly "OLDACE" - As good as place as any to post "The Alvin Lee Tribute Concert In Paris" April 7, 2013 - A Sunday Night.

Hi Mr. Booth and Mick2ME. I'll try to give you the short version. First of all, to my way of thinking, it should have focused on Alvin Lee's passing.

It wasn't. Ten minutes before the show they played a recording of Ten Years After Live At Woodstock 1969 from the Soundtrack Album

Followed by a few stage comments and then a moment of silence - nothing more!

First act up was Tommy Emmanuel - excellent performance. Second, Edgar Winter playing Free Ride from the 1970's and one or two others, he was there for the money only, he just went through the motions is all. Then onstage came Robben Ford, nice person but he did nothing to impress me or anyone else. Edger played saxophone, keyboards and sang with Robben and his brother Johnny came on last.

But, before that, came the best act there tonight - Johnny Gallagher, who blew everyone away. He is what the audience wanted, and he rocked and bluesed them perfectly. Buy his cd's.

Johnny Winter - walked on stage under his own power - played the first song standing up and then sat down for the rest. He's old, frail, and played his ass off. After all is said and done, he's still Johnny Winter. People started leaving after his thrid song. He did only one encore.

We would never go to Paris again just for the music.

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I am suprised to note that in mentioning the Belvedere Club there is no mention of one of Nottingham 's finest Jazz Men (& Alberts Partner) Ray Kilby. Many of their old patrons were at Rays Funeral about five years ago.

The Blonde behind the bar with Marylin was Jane.

Another Misquoted Partnership mentioned was at the L Shaped Room. Not Mick & Dave it was Mick & Billy. (Billy Grinsell) Billy was a fine Tenpin Bowler & at the time of his early demise he held many records at the Then Excel Bowl in Nottingham.

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At the last meet-up, a mention was made of the Belvedere Club on Pilcher Gate. I'm too young to know about such things, but it's been mentioned earlier in this thread. Apparently it was a few doors up from the Windmill pub, which is the white building on the extreme right here, looking up Pilcher Gate. So presumably the Belvedere is one of the other buildings in the photo.


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And this is what it looks like today.


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Hi,

Does anyone remember Colmans Dance studio ? in centre of Nottm. You turned 1st left after the Black Boy Hotel left I used to go there twice weekly when I was 17 1963/4 cant remember the address but it was down a little entry. They only served soft drinks and snacks so if you wanted a drink you had to go to a pub ?around the corner. The dance floor was on the 2nd floor coffee/ snacks on the ground floor, there was a stage but it was mainly disco all the lads would circle the floor picking up courage to ask a lass to dance

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Micky remembers going to Coleman's for individual ballroom dance lessons with Aubrey Coleman in the later 60s or early 70s. I also remember my sister going there on I think Saturday mornings. Micky has just said, does anyone remember Mrs Varton's dancing classes held at the YMCA during school holidays?

I seem to remember Coleman's being used for some band gigs in probably the late 70s. I think I saw Dr Feelgood and Gong there.

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Remember Colemans well, it was one of the first expedition for us young fellers to the nightlife in the big smoke !

One of our mates met a girl first night and that was it ! he went out with her for ages and then they married later, it was the first girl/boy relationship for both of them.

When I went came back a few years ago,I bumped into him on Mapperley tops, and they are still together, or were. He ran his dads building business which used to be at the top of Westdale lane.

Think Colemans is mentioned elswhere here in another thread.

Do know that Enid Coleman moved to Mapperley and opened another dance studio above the "new" Co-op building, went a few times in later years there but no ambience like the old one in Maypole yard.

Trying to remember the name of the pub just round the corner where we used to pop down for our bitter shandy's :-).

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