Bury FC Social Club (Gigg Lane, Bury)
I was 14/15 (1966/7) when the Big City Soul Band used to gig at Bury Football Social Club on Gigg Lane, Bury. We were a group of school friends from The Derby School Bury who hung out together. Other contemporaries were working as you could leave school at 15. People used to come to BFC from the surrounding towns. We were Bury Mods and into Northern Soul and went on to be regulars of the famous Twisted Wheel, Manchester all nighters.
The BCSB were really good and we danced the night away to their set. They were playing many of our Soul favourites and the brass section was impressive.My favourite was Soulman by Sam and Dave which I think they did in their set.
When I hear this track and Northern Soul favourites such as Out On The Floor by Dobie Grey I'm transported back to my northern past. I now live in the south.
Dee Parker - 22/6/13