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Midland Red
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211 of 230  Mon 13th Apr 2020 12:33pm  
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On 13th Apr 2020 10:52am, Annewiggy said: I bet I went to some of them! Not the 1962 ones as I was still at school then, started work in 1963 so I would have had a bit of money then, not much as I was only on junior wages. I know I went to see Gene Pitney as my friend was a fan. We were lucky that there was always several groups on, not just one like now and costing a fortune. The only ones I know I definitely saw was Adam Faith and the Beatles but I am sure I saw a lot of the others on your programmes. Did you ever go to the dances at the Lanchester or the Matrix?
No, never been to either venue.
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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212 of 230  Mon 13th Apr 2020 1:05pm  
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Here’s some more: Brenda Lee, Mike Berry, Bachelors, Sounds Incorporated Joe Brown, Eden Kane, Susan Maughan, Jess Conrad, Shane Fenton.... and Rolf Harris Blush Joe Brown, Crystals, Manfred Mann, Johnny Kidd & Pirates Gerry & Pacemakers, Del Shannon, Tony Meehan Combo (Jet Harris absent), Cilla Black, Bachelors Dave Clark Five, Hollies, Mark Wynter, Kinks, Mojos
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lolipop
arley
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213 of 230  Tue 14th Apr 2020 11:50am  
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Wink Wink Going back to the late 40`s early 50`s I was only a "nipper", they used to have matinees on a Thursday. I went to a few of them, so far back now I can`t remember the billings. Remember going to my auntie’s house to find her putting her curlers in. “Where you going, Aunty?” “Nowhere,” she would say. My reply would be, “What you putting your curlers in for then?” Response was, “Go on, you little b*g**r, go and tell your mum to get you ready and we will catch the bus at the Pilot”. Thumbs up Wink
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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214 of 230  Tue 14th Apr 2020 3:20pm  
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Oh Lolipop, that was a moment in time. Where did your auntie live on the Burnaby Road?
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lolipop
arley
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215 of 230  Tue 21st Apr 2020 2:19pm  
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Hi Dreamtime. We lived opposite the Pilot at 110 Rollason Rd and auntie (not my real auntie but we always knew her as auntie) lived at 6 Rupert Rd.
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dave owens
california usa
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216 of 230  Sat 25th Apr 2020 4:55am  
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I went to that Dave Clark Five concert with The Hollies and The Kinks. When they sang ‘Glad all over’ and ‘Bits and pieces’ we were in the upper level in the Hippodrome and everyone was stamping their feet, the whole place was vibrating, unbelievable!!
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Dreamtime
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217 of 230  Sat 25th Apr 2020 6:25am  
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Dave Owens, they knew how to build in those days, you would have landed in the stalls had it been today. Lol
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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218 of 230  Tue 12th May 2020 10:54am  
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I remember Gracie Fields once appearing at the Hippodrome, and singing of all songs 'I belong to Glasgow' that belonged to Will Fyfe, I also remember him to at the Hippo' (and the great Kirk Douglas sang it also but have no idea where). Then there was the great Mantovani Orchestra, and Joe Loss also appeared
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Dougie
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219 of 230  Sun 5th Jul 2020 9:09pm  
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Just uploading this out of my wife's collection of things she saved from her life in Coventry. It shows the things that came to Coventry. By the way I went to see a ballet for the very first time, Swan Lake, last year with my wife.
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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220 of 230  Mon 6th Jul 2020 3:29am  
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Whilst a good part of the world's population are trying to cause racial havoc at the moment, I dare say the Black and White Minstrel Show would not have got a 'look in'. I am sure at one time they appeared at the Hippodrome. The 50's maybe? Very entertaining, I thought. Edited by member, 6th Jul 2020 3:32 am
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Kaga simpson
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221 of 230  Mon 6th Jul 2020 12:22pm  
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Dreamtime Many times at the Hippo. Yes we all did and if we look at Annewiggy's post of Paul Robeson you will see he is billed as a ---- singer, it was once a term of respect.
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NeilsYard
Coventry
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222 of 230  Tue 10th Nov 2020 3:36pm  
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Not sure I've picked this one up before - the best view yet of those lovely deco figurines above the entrance
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Mick Strong
Coventry
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223 of 230  Tue 10th Nov 2020 3:56pm  
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On 25th Apr 2020 4:55am, dave owens said: I went to that Dave Clark Five concert with The Hollies and The Kinks. When they sang ‘Glad all over’ and ‘Bits and pieces’ we were in the upper level in the Hippodrome and everyone was stamping their feet, the whole place was vibrating, unbelievable!!
That also used to happen to the wooden stand at Coventry Speedway when they played it
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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224 of 230  Wed 11th Nov 2020 4:30am  
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On 10th Nov 2020 3:36pm, NeilsYard said: Not sure I've picked this one up before - the best view yet of those lovely deco figurines above the entrance
Yes, another good one Neil, but do you know what became of those figurines? It would have been a disaster to have broken them up.
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Prof
Gloucester
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225 of 230  Wed 11th Nov 2020 10:05am  
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Thank you Neil. Absolutely Dream, but the whole theatre should have been saved in spite of asbestos there! Edited by member, 11th Nov 2020 10:07 am
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