Category: Club Nights 80s Page 1 of 2

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Rafters vs Berlin

Rafters was a basement club in St James’ Buildings, Oxford Road (later called The Music Box.) The Rafters jazz-funk nights, DJ’d by Colin Curtis and John Grant from…

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Reno Revival

The Reno and The Nile were two clubs within the same building, on the corner of Princess Road and Moss Lane. They competed for trade from the early…

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Danny Henry

Danny the Dancer is an unsung hero of the Manchester club scene; he’s been an inspiration on club dance-floors for decades, although he doesn’t go clubbing much these…

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Bowie Boys, Pips Nightclub

Concerning ‘Manchester Slingback’ by Nicholas Blincoe (1998) and Pips Night Club Manchester Slingback is a book about a group of gay and bisexual boys sharing a flat in…

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Manchester Clubland 1984

Contains City Life Magazine Manchester Club Guide 1984 (Updated January 2014) In 1982, when Carol Morley was, no doubt, already a regular at the recently opened Hacienda, I…

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Wide Night

1986-87 In September 1986, about 4 months after Temperance Club started on Thursdays at the Hacienda, Dave Haslam took over the Saturday night with Dean Johnson, a soul…

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Northern Soul Scene

The European Soul Weekender at the Palace Hotel on the Spring Bank Holiday was a Northern Soul event. Apparently ‘European Soul’ is a new name for ‘Northern Soul’……

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Temperance Club 1986…

Thursday Night @ The Hacienda during the late ’80s Dave Haslam scored a success at The Hacienda in Spring 1986 with The Temperance Club, a Thursday night disco…

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Zumbar > Hot 1987-88

Wednesday Night @ The Hacienda during the late ’80s Zumbar filled the Wednesday night void which appeared when Hewan Clarke stopped doing Black Rhythms at the Poly Union…

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The Wilde Club

By Geraldine The Wilde Club ran for several months at the Man Alive in 1985 and was set up by members of the band Big Flame. Some weeks…

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Hot!

By Geraldine Hot Nights were probably the most exciting club nights I have ever been to. Starting in the second half of 1988, these Ibiza style Wednesdays at…

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Brazil

Brazil and Breeze were similar small independent club nights, begun in 1988. They were small outcrops of dance-music-diversity, poking up through the tidal wave of house. (Tsunamis didn’t…