Club/Venue Opening dates

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MANCHESTER AND MANCHESTER AREA CLUBS

 

1912

 

Tuesday, November 19, 1912: Opening night of The Majestic Ballroom in Liverpool Road, Patricroft, Manchester 30 as The Patricroft Picturedrome with 400 seats on one level

 

1915

 

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 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 Club Creole at The Rex Ballroom, 23-25 Alderley Road, Wilmslow, Cheshire with Errol Flynn in the film 'Captain Blood'

 

1939

 

Saturday, May 6, 1939: Opening night of The Empress Cinema 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

 

1957

 

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, The Coney Island Skiffle (from the Wirral)

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

 

1959

 

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

 

Saturday, April 4, 1959: The Majestic Cinema in Liverpool Road, Patricroft, Manchester 30 closed and later became The Majestic Ballroom

 

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

 

Saturday, December 12, 1959: Opening night of The Empress Cabaret Club in Manchester Road, Stockport, Cheshire

 

1960

 

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

 

Monday, April 25, 1960: Opening night of Guys and Dolls at 12 Kennedy Street off Cooper Street, Albert Square, Manchester 2

 

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

 

Friday, August 5, 1960: Opening night of The New Rialto Club at Bury New Road, Broughton, Salford 7, Lancashire with Alan Black, Angila 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

 

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

 

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.

 

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

 

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 New Jazz Club at The Empire Social Centre, Factory Lane, Harpurhey, Manchester 9 with Mick Mulligan and his Band, George Melly and The Gladiators

 

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, 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, Bernard Manning

 

On 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. 

 

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

 

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

 

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 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

August 1962: Opening night of The Beachcomber Coffee Club, Bank Street, Bolton, Lancashire, England

 

Saturday, September 1, 1962: The 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.

 

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

 

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

 

Monday, January 28, 1963: The Preston Top Rank was 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, 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

 

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

 

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

 

Thursday, December 29, 1963: Opening night of The Beachcomber Club in Bank Street, Bolton, Lancashire

 

1964

 

Friday, January 31, 1964: Saw 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

 

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

 

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

 

Friday, August 14, 1964: Opening night of The Teenbeat Club, 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

 

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

 

Friday, September 3, 1965 saw the reopening of St. Bernadettes Youth Club in Princess Road, Withington, Manchester 20 with The Swinging Blue Jeans with 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

 

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

 

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

 

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 and The Beat City

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Friday, September 20, 1968: Opening night of The Birdcage in Gas Street off Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire

 

Monday, October 7, 1968: The Golden Garter Cabaret Club was in Rowlands Way, Wythenshawe, Manchester 22 and opened 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 

 
 
 

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