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flapdoodle
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16 of 30  Sun 16th Jun 2013 12:21pm  
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A venue would be good for bringing people into the city centre. Coventry city centre should be the main regional centre for almost 700,000 people - at the moment it's failing to take advantage of that.
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morgana
the secret garden
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17 of 30  Mon 29th Jun 2015 1:27pm  
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Holyhead Road Youth Centre - Concert that Led to 7 Day Protest
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flapdoodle
Coventry
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18 of 30  Mon 30th May 2016 2:00am  
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I went to the Albany Theatre tonight to see Folk-Rock legends, Fairport Convention. What a gem of a venue! Looks fabulous inside. The sound was excellent and the band player superbly. Poorly attended, though. I've seen the band play bigger venues in smaller towns and fill them. Having said that, I've not seen any promotion for this gig. Almost a perfect location for a concert venue: on site car park and a hotel.
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Midland Red

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19 of 30  Mon 30th May 2016 8:07am  
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Interesting, flapdoodle - there's some photos on here I took in 2013 when it was just being opened up Has it changed since then?
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Old Lincolnian
Coventry
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20 of 30  Mon 30th May 2016 8:45am  
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I'd seen no advertising for about the theatre either but its webpage is here with a list of what's on
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flapdoodle
Coventry
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21 of 30  Mon 30th May 2016 10:43am  
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MR, it still looks the same. A friend who came with me (not from Coventry) thought it was a fantastic place and was surprised Coventry even had such a cool venue. I last went there about 20 years when I was a student and the Polytechnic music society used to stage their shows there.
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Midland Red

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22 of 30  Wed 19th Oct 2016 4:12pm  
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On 25th Apr 2013 7:34pm, Annewiggy said:
On 18th Jan 2013 5:10pm, nirvana said: Hi Foxcote can you please tell me where the 'Blue Nile Club' was situated on the Radford Road?
I think it was in what was originally the cinema, it then became the bowling alley and there was a club upstairs which I am sure was the Blue Nile Club, it was a gambling club as well. It is now the bingo.
That would be The Savoy, then? Marianne Faithfull at The Blue Nile Club in 1965 Thumbs up
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Annewiggy
Tamworth
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23 of 30  Wed 19th Oct 2016 5:02pm  
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I went there once in the 60's. It was a gambling club with roulette tables etc. I had never been anywhere like it before.
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Potters Green Lad
Long Lawford Rugby
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24 of 30  Thu 20th Oct 2016 7:26pm  
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There used to be a folk club upstairs in the Colin Campbell pub on a Thursday night once upon a time and it was customary to take a tape machine along to tape any bands that appealed. My brother dragged his old 6" spool to spool recorder down there one night on the bus and the next morning told me he had recorded a band on stage the night before who seemed quiet good, he struggled for a while to think of their name then it came to him, Fleetwood Mac! We had the tape floating around the house for many years before it disappeared into the bin during one of mum's spring cleans. I was also lucky to catch David Bowie on stage playing warm up to the Small Faces, Stevie Marriott stormed off stage at one point in a prima donna gesture but it was obvious to everybody there that Bowie was the star that night
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Wearethemods
Aberdeenshire
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25 of 30  Fri 21st Oct 2016 9:13am  
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On 20th Oct 2016 7:26pm, Potters Green Lad said: I was also lucky to catch David Bowie on stage playing warm up to the Small Faces, Stevie Marriott stormed off stage at one point in a prima donna gesture but it was obvious to everybody there that Bowie was the star that night
Hi, Potters Green Lad. What year/month was that ?

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zigzag
cornwall
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26 of 30  Fri 21st Oct 2016 11:23am  
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I have seen David Bowie a couple of times and have to agree he was a great performer, I have seen the Small Faces many times at the Rock House and the Jazz club at the Leofric among other venues during the 60's. I have also seen Steve Marriott preform solo a few times as well as with Humble Pie, it's my opinion he was one the greatest vocalists of his time. RIP Steve.
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Potters Green Lad
Long Lawford Rugby
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27 of 30  Fri 21st Oct 2016 10:08pm  
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Haven't a clue what year Bowie and the Faces played the Coventry Theatre But it was definitely a magical night, the best are special for a reason, and the very best seem as if they are performing personally for you. A couple of other massively talented artists who I have had the privilege to see perform when they were at the top of their game were Billy Joel and the God that is Meatloaf. My only claim to pop fame is that as a truck mechanic many years ago before I took a desk job I replaced the prop-shaft on Rod Stewarts tour bus one night when it broke down at the NEC I've stopped waiting for the call from Simon Cowell!
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seeley-jones
Blackpool
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28 of 30  Tue 11th Apr 2017 8:29pm  
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Hi, used to play in several Coventry groups - The Stranger, The Darkness, Night Train, etc. Remember going out one evening to see Long John Baldry & The Steam Packet, Brian Auger Trinity, Rod Stewart, Julie Driscoll, at The Jazz Club at Hotel Leofric. Dave
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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29 of 30  Wed 12th Apr 2017 3:40am  
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Morning all you 'boys'. You are all giving your ages away, but you have to agree good music never dies and those names you mention will never be forgotten. My granddaughter plays Fleetwood Mac to this day.
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zigzag
cornwall
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30 of 30  Wed 12th Apr 2017 8:32am  
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On 11th Apr 2017 8:29pm, seeley-jones said: Remember going out one evening to see Long John Baldry & The Steam Packet, Brian Auger Trinity, Rod Stewart, Julie Driscoll, at The Jazz Club at Hotel Leofric. Dave
I must have been there the same night as your good self, I too remember seeing the above mentioned at the Jazz club along with many other great bands during the sixties. Regards Edited by member, 12th Apr 2017 9:39 am
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