Club/Venue Opening dates

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MANCHESTER AND MANCHESTER AREA CLUBS

 

1877

Saturday, September 3, 1877: Opening night of The Borough Theatre in Bank Hey Street, Blackpool, Lancashire. It later became The Bannister's Bazaar (qv), The Feldman's Theatre and The Queen's Theatre (qv)

1879

December 1879: Opening night of The Bannister's Bazaar in Bank Hey Street, Blackpool, Lancashire. It had been called The Borough Theatre (qv) and it later became The Feldman's Theatre and The Queen's Theatre (qv)

1891

October 1891: Opening night of The Conservative Club in Cannon Street, Accrington, Lancashire

1895

Thursday, July 4, 1895: Opening night of The Empire Theatre and Opera House at 130-140 Church Street, Blackpool, Lancashire. It later became The ABC Theatre (qv)

1897

Tuesday, October 19, 1897: Opening night of The Empire Theatre in Waterloo Street, Oldham, Lancashire

1904

Saturday, October 1, 1904: Opening night of The Hill Stores Ballroom,  Huddersfield Road, Oldham, Lancashire

1912

Monday, July 1, 1912: Opening night of The Gem Picturedrome in Shepherds Cross Street, Bolton, Lancashire. It later became The Gem Cinema

Tuesday, November 19, 1912: Opening night of The Majestic Ballroom at 333 Liverpool Road, Patricroft, Manchester 30 as The Patricroft Picturedrome with 400 seats on one level. It later became The Majestic Picturedrome and then The Majestic Cinema

1915

May 1915: Opening night of The Ceylon Cinema in Little Wood Street off Yorkshire Street, Rochdale, Lancashire

Thursday, July 15, 1915: Opening night of The Brierfield Cinema in Burnley Road, Brierfield, Lancashire with Mary Pickford in 'Tess Of The Storm Country'

1920

Monday, January 12, 1920: Opening night of The Coliseum at 223 Gannow Lane, Rosegrove, Burnley, Lancashire with 'Beyond The Pail' and 'Studio Girl'

Friday, February 20, 1920: Opening night of The Ashton Palais de Dance in Gas Street off Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire and opened by Meers W. H. Broadhead and sons

1928

Monday, September 17, 1928: Opening night of The New Victora Theatre in Church Street, Preston, Lancashire by the Provincial Cinematography Theatres (PCT)

Friday, October 19, 1928: Opening night of The Bolton Palais de Dance in Bridge Street, Bolton, Lancashire

1932

Monday, January 18, 1932: Opening night of The New Star Cinema in Burnley Road, Brierfield, Lancashire

Friday, December 16, 1932: Opening night of The Astoria Ballroom in St. Mary's Way, Rawtenstall, Lancashire

1934

Thursday, December 6, 1934: Opening night of The Crompton Cinema with Alan Dinehart in the film 'Dance Girl Dance' and Marian Marsh in the film 'A Man Of Sentiment'

1936

Thursday, October 15, 1936: Opening night of The Rex Ballroom, 23-25 Alderley Road, Wilmslow, Cheshire with Errol Flynn in the film 'Captain Blood'

1937

Tuesday, December 14, 1937: Opening night of The Regal Cinema at 108 Stockport Road, Levenshulme, south Manchester 19

1939

Saturday, May 6, 1939: Opening night of The Empress Cinema in Manchester Road, Heaton Norris, Stockport, Cheshire with 'The Scarlet Pimpernel.'

1940

Saturday April 20, 1940: Opening night of The Stamford Hall, 177 Stockport Road, Timperley, Altrincham, Lancashire

1951

Sunday, December 2, 1951: Opening night of The Club 43 at The Stage and Radio Club, 43 Port Street, Manchester 1

1952

Wednesday, February 6, 1952: Opening night of The Queen's Theatre in Bank Hey Street, Blackpool, Lancashire. It had been called The Borough Theatre (qv), The Bannister's Bazaar (qv) and The Feldman's Theatre

1956

Saturday, March 17, 1956: Opening night of The Club Creole at The Rex Ballroom at 23-25 Alderley Road, Wilmslow, Cheshire. It later became Whiskey Galore

1957

Tuesday, January 15, 1957: The Regal Cinema, Levenshulme, south Manchester 40 suffered damage from a fire which broke out in the circle

Wednesday, January 16, 1957: Opening night of The Cavern Club at 10 Mathew Street off North John Street, Liverpool 2 with The Merseysippi Jazz Band, The Wall City Jazzmen (from Chester, Cheshire), The Ralph Watmough Jazz Band and The Coney Island Skiffle (from the Wirral)

Monday, April 8, 1957: The Regal Cinema, Levenshulme, south Manchester 40 re-opened after repairs from the damage suffered by a fire

Wednesday, December 11, 1957: Opening night of The Moulin Rouge at 537 Liverpool Road, Ainsdale, Southport, Cheshire

1958

May 1958: The Ceylon Cinema in Little Wood Street off Yorkshire Street, Rochdale, Lancashire was demolished

1959

Saturday, April 4, 1959: The Majestic Cinema at 333 Liverpool Road, Patricroft, Manchester 30 closed. It later became The Majestic Ballroom and later still The Talk of The North

Saturday, April 18, 1959: The Empress Cinema in Manchester Road, Stockport, Cheshire closed with last film 'Rock A By Baby' (a Jerry Lewis film) and later it became The Empress Cabaret Club (qv)

Saturday, October 3, 1959: Opening night of The Cavern Club at 10 Mathew Street off North John Street, Liverpool 2 under new management

Saturday, November 21, 1959: Opening night of The Locarno Ballroom in St. Peter Street, Blackburn, Lancashire with Geoffrey Oakes and his Orchestra and The Art Collins Trio from 7pm to 11.30pm

Saturday, December 12, 1959: Opening night of The Empress Cabaret Club in Manchester Road, Stockport, Cheshire. This club had been called The Empress Cinema (qv)

1960

Tuesday, January 19, 1960: Re-Opening Of The Imperial Club, London Square, Stockport, Cheshire with The Imperial Club Jazzmen from 8pm

Saturday, February 13, 1960: The College Cinema in Coupland Street, Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester 15 closed with Hardy Kruger in 'Blind Date' and 'Tarawa Beachhead' and later it became The College Theatre Club and then The Ardi Irish Club

Wednesday, February 17, 1960: Opening night of The New Elizabethan Ballroom in Belle Vue, Manchester 18 with a Charity Ball, 7pm - 12pm

Tuesday, February 23, 1960: Opening night of Guys and Dolls at 12 Kennedy Street off Cooper Street, Albert Square, Manchester 2 from 7.30pm

Wednesday, March 2, 1960: Opening night of Ernie's Gimmick at The Russell Social Club in Stretford Road, Hulme, Manchester 15 from 8pm

Sunday, March 6, 1960: Opening night of The Chad Jazz Club, George Street off The Broadway, Chadderton near Oldham, Lancashire with The Red River Jazzmen and Keith Pendlebury

Saturday, April 9, 1960: Opening night of The Iron Door at 13 Temple Street, Liverpool 2

Easter Saturday, April 16 to Sunday, April 19, 1960: Reopening of The Left-Wing Coffee Bar at 30 Brazennose Street off Albert Square, Manchester 2 with The Jazzmakers with a new floor for dancing

Monday, April 30, 1960: Reopening of Bowdon at The Bowdon Assembly Rooms, Bowdon near Altrincham, Cheshire with Forrie Cairns and the Clansmen

Wednesday, June 1, 1960: Opening night of The (Victory) Northwich Memorial Hall in Chester Way, Northwich, Cheshire when it was handed over to the Northwich Urban District Council

Friday, July 15, 1960: Opening night of The 2J's Jazz Club at 45-47 Lloyd Street off Albert Square, Manchester 2 with Jazz drummer Ray Ellington (1916 - 1985) supported by Dave Wilson and his Dixieland Band. Later became The Oasis Club (qv)

Friday, August 5, 1960: Opening night of The New Rialto Club in Bury New Road, Broughton, Salford 7, Lancashire with Alan Black, Anglia Ross, Bruce Ellis, Jack Grice, Ray Noon, Rockie Rendal, Terry Wayne, The Harvey Kelsal Trio, The Invaders, We're No Ladies, Soldiers In Skirts from 7.30pm

Saturday, August 20 to Sunday, August 21, 1960: The Left-Wing Coffee Bar reopened with The Jazzmakers from 12pm to dawn

Thursday, September 15, 1960: Opening night of The Consul Club, Suffolk Street, Werneth, Oldham, Lancashire with The Southlanders. This club had been called The Gem Cinema

Friday, September 30, 1960: Opening night of The Hi-Spot Club at 24 Robson Street, Oldham, Lancashire. This club had been called The Hilton Ballroom

Sunday, October 16, 1960: Opening night of The 229 Club at 229 Stamford Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire with The Kirk Jovisson Jazzmen

Thursday, October 20, 1960: Opening night of The Newton Heath Sporting Club in Thorpe Road, Oldham Road, Manchester 10 with The King Brothers. This club had been called The Ceylon Cinema 

Friday, November 4, 1960: Opening night of Carlton Club at 436 Ormskirk Road, Pemberton near Wigan, Lancashire. This club had been called The Carlton Cinema 

Sunday, November 13, 1960: Opening night of The Bury Palais Theatre Club in Garden Street, Bury, Lancashire with Wee Willie Harris and the Comets from 7.30pm

Sunday, November 13, 1960: Opening night of The New Levenshulme Sporting Club at 699 Stockport Road, Levenshulme, Manchester 19 with Michael Holliday with the Trebletones, The Ray Ellington Quartet with Carol Simpson, Edna Savage, Neville Taylor and Johnny 'Goon' Tweed

Thursday, November 17, 1960: Opening night of The New Astoria Club at 3 Clarendon Street, Hyde, Cheshire with the Wee Willie Harris Show with Wee Willie Harris and the Comets, Paul Andrews, The Foo Yong Choong and Ronnie 'Charlie Chaplin' Collis from 7pm

Tuesday, November 29, 1960: Opening night of The Three Coins at 64 Fountain Street off Market Street, Manchester 2 with Eduardo Martinez and his Steel Band

Saturday, December 1, 1960: Opening night of The Venus Coffee Club, Rock Street, Oldham, Lancashire from 8pm to 12pm

December 1960: Opening night of The Top Storey Club in Crown Street, Bolton, Lancashire

Thursday, December 22, 1960: Opening night of The Liverpool Jazz Society at 13 Temple Street, Liverpool 2

1961

January 1961: Opening night of The New Rialto Club at The Higher Broughton Assembly Rooms, 300 Great Cheetham Street, Higher Broughton, Salford 7

Friday, February 17, 1961: Opening night of The Cresta Club at 25a Warren Street, Andrew Square, Stockport, Cheshire with John Kennedy, The Comer Brothers, Susan Collins, Roy Stevens and The Keith Allen Trio

Monday, February 27, 1961: Opening night of The Empire Social Centre, Factory Lane, Harpurhey, Manchester 9 with Mick Mulligan and his Band, George Melly, The Gladiators and Paul Beattie and the Beats

Tuesday, February 28, 1961: Opening night of The Swinton Jazz Club at Swinton, Lancashire

Wednesday, March 1, 1961: Opening night of The New College Jazz Club at The College Theatre Club, Coupland Street, Hulme, Manchester 15 with Paul Beattie and the Beats and Johnny Peters and the Crestas

Thursday, March 6, 1961: Opening night of The Cheadle Staffs Conservative Club at 39 Tape Street, Cheadle Village, Cheshire with The Teenbeats

March 1961: Opening night of The Princess Theatre Club in Barlow Moor Road, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester 21

Wednesday, March 22, 1961: Opening night of The Gardeners Arms in Middleton Road, Rhodes, Middleton, Lancashire with The Kirk Jovissons Jazzmen

Wednesday, April 19, 1961: Opening night of The Boathouse Club at 1a Union Street, Manchester

Saturday, April 22, 1961: The Regal Cinema, Levenshulme, south Manchester 40 closed with Albert Finney in the film 'Saturday Night, Sunday Morning'

Sunday, April 23, 1961: Opening night of The Alma Lodge Club in The Regis Room and Bar at The Alma Lodge Hotel, 149 Buxton Road, Stockport, Cheshire with Paul Beattie and the Beats from 7pm

Thursday, May 4, 1961: Opening night of The Cheadle Conservative Club at 24 Stockport Road, Cheadle Village near Stockport, Cheshire with The Teenbeats

Saturday, May 27, 1961: Opening night of The Majestic Ballroom in the High Street, Crewe, Cheshire with Rory Storm and the Hurricanes

June 1961: Opening night of The Casino Club at 417 Crompton Way, Bolton, Lancashire

Friday, July 7, 1961: Opening night of The Palladium Club in Collyhurst Street, Collyhurst, Manchester 40 with Mike Preston, The Gaytones, Johnny 'Goon' Tweed, The Solitaires, Terry Kaye, Dorothy Fraser, The Dakotas, The Wright Brothers, Johnson and Morley, Steve Martin, Pat O'Hara and Bernard Manning

Sunday, July 21, 1961 Opening night of The Rockin Shoe Disco in Burnley Road, Brierfield, Lancashire

Wednesday, July 26, 1961: Opening night of The Klub Koquette in Warren Street, Stockport, Cheshire with The Gladiators, 7pm - 11.30pm

Thursday, September 15, 1961: Opening night of The Consul Club in Suffolk Street, Chadderton, Lancashire

Saturday, September 30, 1961: Opening night of The Storyville Jazz Club at 13 Temple Street, Liverpool 2

Friday, October 20, 1961: Opening night of The Dorsey Street Jazz Club at The Barbeque Club, 5 Dorsey Street off Tib Street, Manchester 4 with The Dorsey St. Jazzmen

Monday, October 23, 1961: Opening night of The House of Bamboo at 8 Canal Street off Chorlton Street near Piccadilly, Manchester 1

Saturday, November 4, 1961: Opening night of The Oasis Club at 45-47 Lloyd Street off Albert Square, Manchester 2 with Dick Charlesworth and his City Gents with Jackie Lynn. This club had been called The 2J's Jazz Club (qv) and was later called Sloopys (qv)

Friday, November 17, 1961 Opening night of The Bamboo Club at 83 London Road, Hazel Grove, Stockport, Cheshire with The Tony Foulkes Dallas Band

Sunday, November 18, 1961: Opening night of The Garrick Cabaret Club in Leigh Road, Leigh, Lancashire with Ronnie Carroll, Louis Hamilton, Peter Robinson,  Dane Roberts, Johnny Kennedy, etc. from 7pm

Monday, November 27, 1961: Opening night of The Empire Cabaret Club at 223 Gannow Lane, Rosegrove, Burnley, Lancashire with Brian Massey, Tony Hulme, Terry Kaye, The Swinging March Hares, Wally Harper, Roberti, The Two Sovereigns, Dane Roberts, Jack Swann and Dorothy Denton from 7.30pm

Friday, December 15, 1961: Opening night of The New 77 Club in Burnley Road, Brierfield, Lancashire

Sunday, December 17, 1961: Opening night of The Top Twenty Club at The Rex Ballroom at 23-25 Alderley Road, Wilmslow, Cheshire with The Fabulous Fourtones

December 1961: The Ashton Palais De Dance closed

1962

Sunday, January 7, 1962: Opening night of The Mersey Club at The Mersey Hotel, Princess Road, West Didsbury, south Manchester 20 with The Skyliners

January 1962: Opening night of The Ashton Palais in Gas Street off Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire

Wednesday, January 31, 1962: Opening night of The Baths Hall, Bath Street, Warrington, Cheshire, England with Faron and the Flamingoes and Rory Storm and the Hurricanes

Thursday, February 1, 1962: Opening night of The Beatles Club, The Thistle Cafe, Banks Road, West Kirby, Cheshire from 7.30pm to 11.30pm with The Beatles, Steve Day and the Drifters

Saturday, February 3, 1962: Opening night of The Majestic Ballroom in Cannon Street, Accrington, Lancashire

Friday, February 9, 1962: Opening night of The Regency Club at The Victoria Hall, Waterfoot, Rossendale, Lancashire

Monday, February 12, 1962: Opening night of The Majestic Bingo Club, Brougham Road, Burnley, Lancashire

Friday, April 6, 1962: Opening night of The Raven Club at 210a Turncroft Lane, Offerton, Stockport, Cheshire with Ricky Young And The Fourtones

Friday, April 6, 1962: Opening night of The Luxor Bingo Club in Erskine Street, Hulme, Manchester 15 from 8pm

Wednesday, April 25, 1962: Opening night of The Hi-Fi Dance Club at 28 Richmond Street off Sackville Street, Manchester 1 from 7.30pm to 12pm

Saturday, April 28, 1962: Opening of The Whiskey A GoGo Disco Club at The Higher Broughton Assembly Rooms, 300 Great Cheetham Street, Salford 7, Cheshire

Sunday, May 20, 1962: Opening night of The Railway Jazz Club in Station Road, Wilmslow, Cheshire with Allan Dent's Jazzmen from 7.45pm

Friday, June 8, 1962: Reopening of The Bamboo Club at 83 London Road, Hazel Grove, Stockport, Cheshire having temporarily closed with Tony Foulkes and the Dallas Jazz Band

Thursday, June 28, 1962: Opening night of The Casino Pigalle Club at 10/14 New Brown Street, Manchester 4 with The Mel Stephens Trio

Saturday, June 30, 1962: The Broadway Ballroom at 52 Church Street, Eccles, Lancashire now Manchester 30, Greater Manchester closed with Pete Maclaine and the Dakotas

August 1962: Opening night of The Beachcomber Coffee Club, Bank Street, Bolton, Lancashire, England. Later became The Beachcomber Club (qv)

Friday, August 17 - Saturday, August 18, 1962: Opening night of The Roaring Twenties, Lower Mosley Street, Manchester 2 with Peter Kay, The Statesmen and The Four Jets from 12pm

Saturday, September 1, 1962: Opening night of The Higher Broughton Assembly Ballroom at 300 Great Cheetham Street, Higher Broughton, Salford 7, Lancashire with Jimmy Justice and the Exchequers, Johnny Martin and the Tremors, Vin Atherton and the Jazzmen

Thursday, September 20, 1962: Opening night of The Wishing Well Club at 11 Station Road, Swinton, Lancashire now Manchester 27, Greater Manchester with Malcolm Mitchell and the Kelly Brothers

Friday, September 21, 1962: Opening night of The New Astoria Coffee Jive Club Don at 3 Clarendon Street, Hyde, Cheshire with Johnny Peters and the Crestas and The Marauders. This club had been called The New Astoria Club (qv)

Friday, October 5, 1962: Opening night of Teenage Night at Brown's School of Dancing over Co-op Shop at 304 Moston Lane, Moston, Manchester with The Teenbeats, 7.30pm - 11pm

Saturday, October 6, 1962: Opening night of A Chem De Fer Room at El Morocco, 122 Barlow Moor Road, Didsbury, Manchester 20 at 9pm

 

Tuesday, October 23, 1962: Opening night of The Locarno Ballroom in Centenary Way, Burnley, Lancashire. The club later became The Cat's Whiskers and Ritzy

 

Friday, November 30, 1962: Opening night of The Accrington (M.S.G.) Club at Accrington Stanley Sportsmen's Club, Peel Park, Accrington, Lancashire with Savoy Jazzmen and Julie at 7.30pm

Friday, November 30, 1962: Opening night of The Jungfrau Club at 24-36 Cathedral Street, Manchester 1

Saturday, December 1, 1962: Opening night of The Venus Coffee Club, Rock Street, Oldham, Lancashire from 8pm

Thursday, December 13, 1962: Opening night of The Devil's Cave at 1220 Oldham Road, Newton Heath, Manchester 10

1963

Sunday, January 27, 1963: Opening night of The Twisted Wheel Club at 30 Brazennose Street off Albert Square, Manchester 2 and opened with The Karl Denver Trio, The Skyliners, Dean West and the Hellions. This club later moved to a new address

Monday, January 28, 1963: Opening night of The Preston Top Rank in Church Street, Preston, Lancashire

Monday, March 25, 1963: Opening night of Mr. Smiths at 1 Brazil Street off Whitworth Street, Manchester 1 with Alan Haven with George Walker and the Tony Charlesworth Quartet from 6.30pm to 2am

Sunday, May 5, 1963: Opening night of The Top Ten Dance Club was in The New Elizabethan Ballroom at The Belle Vue Zoological Gardens, Hyde Road, Gorton, Manchester 12 with Peter Jay and the Jaywalkers, Pete Maclaine and the Clan

Friday, May 31, 1963: Opening night of The ABC Theatre at 130-140 Church Street, Blackpool, Lancashire with the summer season stage show 'Holiday Carnival' starring Cliff Richard and the Shadows

Whit Monday, June 3, 1963: Opening night of The Rave'l Club that was over the Esso Service Station, Eastbank Street, Southport, Lancashire with The Teenbeats, The Sandgrounders, The Toledo Four from 8pm to 12pm

Friday, July 12 - Saturday, July 13, 1963: Opening night of The Arora Club at 5 Peel Street opposite Cannon Street Car Park, Manchester 4 with Johnny Martin and the Tremor, The Jetzens from 7pm to 1am

Friday, July 12, 1963: Opening night of Al-Kazar at 10 Fennel Street opposite Withy Grove, Manchester 4 with The Emperors of Rhythm from 7.30pm to 12pm

Wednesday, August 14, 1963: Opening night of The J. and J. Club, Stanley Road, Longsight, Manchester 12 with Deek Rivers and the Big Sound

Tuesday, August 20, 1963: Opening night of The Burnley Road Subscription Bowling Green Club, Burnley Road, Accrington, Lancashire with Ronnie Holden, Jimmie Quinn at 8pm.

Friday, October 4, 1963: Opening night of The Beachcomber Club at 309 Eaves Lane, Chorley, Lancashire

Saturday, October 19, 1963: Opening night of The Square Deal Bingo Club at 24-26 Market Street, Church, Nantwich, Cheshire

Saturday, October 26, 1963: Opening night of The Rowntrees Sound in Corporation Street, Manchester 4

Saturday, November 7, 1963: Grand Re-Opening of The Cabaret Club at 223 Gannow Lane, Rosegrove, Burnley, Lancashire with Lisa Da Silva and Dennis Paige, Johnny Stafford, Vic Rawlings from 7pm

Friday, November 10, 1963: Opening night of The Sunday Star Club at The Crewe Town Hall, Earle Street, Crewe, Cheshire with The Rolling Stones, Frankenstein and the Monsters, The Crestas

Friday, November 15, 1963: Opening night of The Limit Club at 16 Wood Street, Middleton Village, Lancashire with The Four Just Men, 7.30pm - 11pm

Wednesday, December 18, 1963: Opening night of The Casino Club at The Burnley Casino, Manchester Road, Burnley, Lancashire with The James Brothers, Les Peters, Shelia White, Del Derrick, David Hughes. This club later became The Casino Cavern Club (qv)

Thursday, December 29, 1963: Opening night of The Beachcomber Club in Bank Street, Bolton, Lancashire This club had been called The Beachcomber Coffee Club (qv)

1964

Friday, January 31, 1964: The re-opening of The Whiskey A GoGo Disco Club at The Higher Broughton Assembly Rooms, 300 Great Cheetham Street, Higher Broughton, Salford 7, Cheshire with Frank Kelly and the Hunters

Saturday, February 15, 1964: Opening night of The Kings R & B Club in Little Sutton Village, Cheshire with The Mafia (Liverpool) and Joan and the Deamons from 7.30pm

Friday, February 21, 1964: Opening night of The Fairfield Street Teenage Dance Club at The Spring Hill New Church, Fairfield Street, Accrington, Lancashire with The Gemini Sound, The Silver Network from 7pm

Sunday, March 1, 1964: Opening night of The Droylsden Co-op Hall in Market Street, Droylsden, Lancashire with Brian Poole and the Tremeloes and The Flamingos

Friday, March 6, 1964: Opening night of The Top Twenty Club at Tollbar House, Ashton New Road off Market Street, Droylsden, Lancashire now Manchester 41, Greater Manchester with Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders

Saturday, March 21 to Sunday, March 22, 1964: Opening night of The Back Door Club in Bow Lane off Albert Square, Manchester 2 with The Stylos and Mr Smith and Sum People from 12pm to 5am

Thursday, April 16 1964: Opening night of The Cubiklub in Slack Street, Rochdale, Lancashire with The Rolling Stones, David John and the Mood, The St. Louis Checks

Saturday, May 23, 1964: Opening night of The Manchester Cavern at 11 Comfort Street off Market Street, Manchester 4 with The Four Pennies, Little Phil Swaggers This club later became The Jigsaw Club (qv) and La Bamba (qv)

Friday, August 14, 1964: Opening night of The Teenbeat Club in Oak Street, Brierfield Centre, Brierfield, Lancashire with The Swashbuckling Mutineers, 7.30pm - 11pm

Friday, August 28, 1964: Opening night of The Beat City at 64 Fountain Street off Market Street, Manchester 2 with Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders, The Traders, D.J. Jimmy Savile

Saturday, September 26, 1964: Opening night of The Disc-A-GoGo Club at The Higher Broughton Assembly Rooms, 300 Great Cheetham Street, Salford 7, Cheshire with The Pretty Things

Friday, October 2, 1964: The start of new Friday Beat Nights at The Sportsman's Club, Peel Park, Accrington, Lancashire, starting with The Dansaks at 7.30pm

Thursday, October 28, 1964: Opening night of The Sydney Street Workingmen's Club in Sydney Street, Accrington, Lancashire at 8pm

Friday, November 6, 1964: Opening night of The Black Knight Club in Miller Barn Lane, Boothfold, Waterfoot, Lancashire with The Ken Mac Quartet

Friday, November 13, 1964: Opening night of The Capriccio Club at 8 Amber Street, Manchester 4

Sunday, November 15, 1964: Opening of The Human Jungle in The Market Place, Oldham, Lancashire with The Kubas

Thursday, December 10, 1964: Opening night of the Upstairs Room at The Westwood Liberal Club, Oldham, Lancashire with The Kelly Brothers 

Friday, December 18, 1964: Opening night of The Boneyard Coffee Club at 16-17 Manchester Road, Bolton, Lancashire with D.J. Jimmy Savile, The Poets, The Atoms, The Hi Spots, Allan Most at 7.30pm

Saturday, December 19, 1964: Opening night of The Beachcomber Coffee Club in Broadshawgate, Leigh, Lancashire with The Invictors, The Sapphires, The Spidermen

1965

Sunday, April 11, 1965: Opening night of The Circuit Folk Club, The Saddle Inn, 48 Bradshawgate, Bolton, Lancashire with Mike 'Meic' Stevens at 7.30pm

Monday, May 3, 1965: Opening night of The Towers Club in Lodge Lane, Warrington, Cheshire and opened on with Hylda Baker, Danny Williams, Mike Yarwood, Kathy Martin and full supporting show

Wednesday, May 19, 1965: Opening night of The Casino Cavern Club in Manchester Road, Burnley, Lancashire with Johnny Kidd and the Pirates, The Saracens, The Snipers, Juke Box from 7pm This club had been called The Casino Club (qv)

Friday, September 3, 1965: The reopening of St. Bernadettes Youth Club in Princess Road, Withington, Manchester 20 with The Swinging Blue Jeans and DJ Jimmy Saville 

Saturday, September 4, 1965: Opening night of The Birch Park Club in Anson Road, Rusholme, Manchester 14 with The Four Pennies supported by The Mighty Avengers

Saturday, September 18, 1965: Opening night of The Twisted Wheel Club at 6 Whitworth Street, Manchester 1 at their new address with The Spencer Davis Group supported by Ivan's Meads. This club had been called The Twisted Wheel at a different address

Friday, November 5, 1965: Grand reopening of The Grafton Street Club, 27 Grafton Street off Oxford Road, Manchester 13, Lancashire, England with Flyntones Showband from 8pm to 12pm

Saturday, November 13, 1965: Opening night of The Jigsaw Club at 11 Comfort Court off Market Street, Manchester 4 with The Measles and The Mockingbirds from 7pm to 11pm. This club had been called The Manchester Cavern (qv) and later became La Bamba (qv)

Friday, November 12, 1965: Opening night of The Blue Lagoon Club in Higher Bridge Street, Bolton, Lancashire

Saturday, November 27, 1965: Grand reopening of The Human Jungle in The Market Place, Oldham, Lancashire from 7pm to 11pm

Wednesday, December 9, 1965: Opening night of The Upstairs Room at The Westwood Liberal Club, Oldham, Lancashire with The Kelly Brothers

Saturday, December 11, 1965: Reopening of The Princess Ballroom in King Street, Oldham, Lancashire with The Kinks and Mr. Kelly and his Citizens

1966

January 1966: Opening night of The Tabernacle Club in Waterloo Road, Hillgate, Stockport, Cheshire

Monday, February 7, 1966: The Astoria Ballroom closed on this day with a final gig of The Clayton Squares, Mike Hurst with the Trekkers and The Firing Squad

October 1966: Opening night of The Soul Staxx at 64 Fountain Street off Market Street, Manchester 2. This club had been called The Three Coins (qv) and The Beat City (qv)

November 1966: Opening night of The Club Oceans 11 in Dickinson Road, Rusholme, Manchester 14 with The Bryn Bennett Trio

1967

Friday, February 10, 1967: Opening night of Salford University at 43 The Crescent, Salford, Lancashire

May 1967: The Empress Cabaret Club in Manchester Road, Stockport, Cheshire closed due to a fire

Friday, October 27, 1967: Opening night of La Bamba at 11 Comfort Street off Market Street, Manchester 4. This club had been called The Manchester Cavern (qv), The Jigsaw Club (qv) and The Magic Village (qv)

Saturday, October 28, 1967: Opening night of Sloopy at 45-47 Lloyd Street off Albert Square, Manchester 2 with Life 'N' Soul, Waterboard and Bujjies this band's début gig. This club had been called The 2J's Jazz Club (qv) and The Oasis Club (qv)

Monday, October 27, 1967: Opening night of The Octagon Theatre in Howell Croft South, Bolton, Lancashire

November 1967: The New 77 Club in Burnley Road, Brierfield, Lancashire closed

1968

Saturday, March 9 to Sunday, March 10, 1968: Opening night of The Magic Village at 11 Cromford Court off Market Street, Manchester 4 with Jacko Ogg and the Head People. The group played 2 shows, 7.30pm - 11pm and 11.30pm - 7am. This club had been called The Manchester Cavern (qv), The Jigsaw Club (qv) and La Bamba (qv)

Friday, September 20, 1968: Opening night of The Birdcage in Gas Street off Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire. It had started as The Ashton Palais De Dance. This club had been called The Ashton Palais De Dance (qv) and The Ashton Palais (qv)

Monday, October 7, 1968: Opening night of The Golden Garter Cabaret Club in Rowlands Way, Wythenshawe, Manchester 22 with Bruce Forsyth supported by The Foggy Dew'O

Sunday, November 17, 1968: Opening night of The MSG Blues Club at 8-10 Millgate, Manchester 3 at 8pm with The John Dummer Blues Band with Jo Anne Kelly

Friday, November 29, 1968: Opening night of The Western Bar, The Celebrity Club, 56 Dale Street, Manchester 1, 7pm - 12pm

Friday, November 29 to Saturday, November 30, 1968: Opening night of The Celebrity Club, 56 Dale Street, Manchester 1, 9pm - 2am

Tuesday, December 3, 1968: Opening night of Poco-A-Poco in Manchester Road, Heaton Norris, Stockport, Cheshire. This club had been called The Empress Cinema (qv) and The Empress Cabaret Club (qv) 

1969

Sunday, August 31, 1969: The Empire Theatre in Waterloo Street, Oldham, Lancashire closed with the 1962 film 'Tender Is The Night' starring Jennifer Jones

 

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