The Riverboat Club (Gt Cheetham Street, Salford)

The Riverboat Club was at The Higher Broughton Assembly Rooms, 300 Great Cheetham Street, Salford 7, Cheshire and opened in 1965.
 
It had opened as The Whiskey A GoGo Disco Club on Saturday, April 28, 1962. It then became The Disc-A-GoGo Club which opened on Saturday, September 26, 1964 with The Pretty Things.
 
Singer Elkie Brooks (b. Elaine Bookbinder, Sunday, February 25, 1945, 1 Castleton Road, Broughton, Salford, Lancashire, England) used to play here.
 
John H. Warburg 17 March 2022

Memories

Remember this club well, I was 18 and a great place to take your girlfriend , or go with your mates.

Good entertainment , while eating your chicken in the basket and a dance on the stage.

Chad - 11/2/11

Yes chicken in a basket after a few pints at the Post Office pub just round the corner, i remember The Symbols and the Bonzo Dog then walking home to Littleton Road all down hill perhaps as well.

Alan Fildes - 3/6/12 

Memories coming back playing the Riverboat Club. Compere was Deek Rivers, the dance floor was the extended front stage and whilst waiting to go on stage with all the amps and drums stacked at the side. It collapsed in the middle, due to the weight of people on it!!!

We had to work the edge of stage ... I used the house drums. Talk about health and safety.

John Bracewell (Beatones) - 26/6/12

Remember working behind the bar, also as a waiter back in 65/66. The Club was owned/run by Graham Bramley, and my Great Uncle had something to do with it (Fred Darnell). Back in the day of the comedians and strippers!

Alan Crossley - 1/12/13

 

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