The Candy Club (Oldham Rd, Newton Heath)
I played regularly at this venue with my group the Don Juan Five.
The thing I remember most vividly about it was the ultra violet lighting they always used, which was great except that it showed up all your dandruff, and you couldn't see a thing from the stage. Also, it was a bit difficult to read your running order, and, to be honest, we never memorised it beforehand so it was a bit hit and miss.
Nevertheless, it was a good, small venue, and we all enjoyed playing there.
Dave Ball - 13/1/10
If I have it right this was once the Popular Picture Palace, later Sinatra's owned and run by one of the Bolger brothers. I think it burnt down and reopened as Candy Club.
I used to go to the Candy Club in the early 60's remember it well. It was in Newton Heath not Failsworth on Oldham Road just past Dean Lane towards Manchester.
The Candy Club was in Newton Heath ,before or after it was the Devils cave, the club that was Sinatras was a different club. The location of the Candy/Devils cave was turn left at the bottom of old church st onto Oldham rd and the club was on the first or second block on the left .sinatras club was way up Oldham rd near the pole
The Candy Club was at 1220 Oldham Road, Newton Heath, Manchester 10. To get to the club you would go to the bottom of Old Church Street and turn left into Oldham Road and the club was the first or second block on the left.
The Candy Club was a coffee bar club and had a small stage.
The club later changed it's name to The Devil's Cave which opened on Thursday, December 13, 1962.
20 April 2020