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belushi
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121 of 131  Sun 7th Jun 2020 7:37pm  
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Thanks Heathite. Wonder why the website I got my information from listed the two gigs at seemingly different venues? http://www.donpowellofficial.com/dons-gigs-1963---1970.html
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Rob Orland
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122 of 131  Sun 7th Jun 2020 7:38pm  
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Ah, also interesting to notice Mike Sheridan and the Nightriders on the bill. Roy Wood would've been playing & singing with them at that time - then the following year left to join the newly formed Move. Roy's departure left a vacancy that was filled by a very young (17) Jeffrey Lynne, who renamed the band the Idle Race. Five years later Jeff accepted Roy's offer to join The Move, and almost immediately they began working on their next project.... the Electric Light Orchestra.
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Rob Orland
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123 of 131  Sun 7th Jun 2020 7:54pm  
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On 7th Jun 2020 7:37pm, belushi said: Thanks Heathite. Wonder why the website I got my information from listed the two gigs at seemingly different venues?
That does seem strange belushi! I wonder, however.... is it possible that the "Casablanca Club" wasn't actually a venue, but just a "club" that could be held at various venues, and the Sportsman's Arms was just one place it was held on that occasion? Only a thought, and I'm usually wrong!
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belushi
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124 of 131  Sun 7th Jun 2020 8:01pm  
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My wife is an Allesley girl and she's never heard of the Casablanca club at The Sportsman's. She says she just knew it as the disco! Edited by member, 7th Jun 2020 8:07 pm
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belushi
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125 of 131  Wed 10th Jun 2020 5:07pm  
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Having recently learned about the Casablanca Club at the Sportsman's Arms in the mid-1960s, I began thinking that there was a trend at that time for similarly-named clubs and bars. I can think of the Blue Nile Club at the Savoy, the Bali Hai at the Locarno and the Shanghai Waterfront at the Jules Verne. Were there any others? I know there were a number of coffee bars/cafes that would also fit the bill. Interesting that all the above locations have changed their name and/or their usage
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Jonnybgood
West Wales born in Coventry
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126 of 131  Wed 17th Jun 2020 1:35am  
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According to Don Powell's site they also played the Parkstone club in Foleshill on the 10th August 1966.
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belushi
coventry
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127 of 131  Wed 17th Jun 2020 8:18am  
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Thanks Jonny, I missed that. They were supported by/were supporting Muzzle Toft. The only reference to them I can find on the internet is Don's website. I wonder what happened to them? Were they a local band, or were they from the Black Country like Slade? Were they the Parksone's house band?
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Helen F
Warrington
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128 of 131  Wed 17th Jun 2020 6:25pm  
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Hi Jonnybgood, welcome to the forum. Wave
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meowdisco
Australia
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129 of 131  Mon 24th May 2021 4:39pm  
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Hi. I had posted this on the Hobo A to Z of Cov Bands page but never got any replies. I’m hoping someone here might know of my dad and the bands he was in. Below is a photo of one that Trev from Hobo helped to try and identify some of the people. Roger Jackson is on the right and next to him could be (but not sure) keyboard player Martin Barter. Left we think is Freg Liggins, the tenor sax player who was with the Boll Weevils in the 60's. However we don't what this band was called. Any information welcome.
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Rob Orland
Historic Coventry
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130 of 131  Tue 25th May 2021 9:51am  
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Hi there Meowdisco If you're on Facebook it might be worth contacting Pete Chambers, Coventry's music guru, and creator of the Two Tone museum up Ball Hill. He would probably be the best positioned to have the right contacts for this sort of query.
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diggerdave
birmingham
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131 of 131  Wed 26th May 2021 10:02pm  
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If you go to Trev's other FB, Coventry the Music, your request will reach a bigger audience, also ask about access to the archived Broadgategnome site which is the best for that period.
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