I luv white wrote:
Bloody Hell, at last somebody my own age on this site. I put a post on here about a year ago re the Three Coins and the BG club, El Toro, Del Rio etc and was told I belonged on Secret Leeds site!
Yeah, used to be a regular there in 1964/5. Saw Memphis Slim, Dave Berry, Georgie Fame, Moody Blues and loads of others. Had a brush with fame when Denny Laine bought me a beer in the Golden Cock (later Precinct) when the Moodies were playing. Do you remember that big Egyptian bouncer on the door? He once twatted my mate for "looking at him" Used to go inthe Blue Gardenia regular when that mental Hairdresser Barnett used to go in. Also Daz. Did the Central as well on the Soul and Ska nights, and the Peel, downstairs was always a bit lively.
On the subject of Savile, hate the perverted twat with a passion. Once tried touching up my daughter when she was about 12 and she told him to fuck off. That picture of him and his pal Bruno befriending Peter Sutcliffe in Broadmoor turned my stmach.
Anyway, JS aside, great thread and thanks for the memories.
we used to live in the el toro skip work and spend the day there with a few mates, knew some of the guys who worked there' Rick and Alex, they were spanish or thereabouts you bought a coffee and just kept your head down and just chilled, it was a cool scene in leeds then cheap ale and entry into the clubs too, always buzzin, used to go in the old mecca or spinning disc as it became known, the bouncers there were full on ,one was an ex copper called paddy he looked like one of the krays a real nasty mother used to love throwing guys out through the double doors and splitting heads in the process never bothered him at all,i used to get barred from there regularly for being well trolleyed and gobby just couldnt leave it you know,saw a few good groups there inc the factotums and the dawnbreakers who were fancied to go big time but never did, Paul and Pete Madeley worked there Pete was manager and paul supervised etc Pete was quite a big bloke unlike Paul,When Pete left Wilf Preen took over as manager and the whole scene changed as you had to wear a tie to get in ,i remember one mondaqy a group of rockers or greasers as we called em turned up from sherburn and gave aq few of the lads a seeing to,so next monday the lads turned up and trashed all their bikes, BSAs Triumphs, AJSs all got pushed over and jumped on, which didnt go down well,I remember Daz sort of medium build with curly hair used to do a bit of drumming with various outfits ok guy also a kid called monty tall with blond hair used to love scrapping,also Fig and Dave smith ring any bells? three coins was as ive said most exellent, the girls used to put talc on the floor then dance on it in a circle,we got to knowthe woman who ran the drinks bar (soft of course) and we always got freebies remember when Nasville Teens played there and we upset one of them Art Sharp so he kept giving us the v sign with his maracass whist playing the set what ,a tit!