Soul Club Stax at 64 Fountain Street off Market Street, Manchester 2 and opened in Late 1966.
This club had opened as The Beat City opened on Friday, August 28, 1964 with Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders​, The Traders and D. J. Jimmy Savile.
The Beat City started out as The Three Coins which opened on Tuesday, November 29, 1960 with Eduardo Martinez and his Steel Band. The venue was a coffee bar cellar club, with the stage at the far end. The club was run by the Kennedy Street Enterprises and was part-owned by D.J. Jimmy Savile (b. James Wilson Vincent Savile, Sunday, October 31, 1926, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England d. Saturday, October 29, 2011, Roundhay, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England).
In 1964 The Three Coins had been taken over by new owner Barrie Collens in partnership with Jimmy Savile and renamed The Beat City. Collens also owned The Top Twenty Club, Tollbar House, Ashton New Road, Droylsden, Lancashire now Manchester 41, Greater Manchester which opened on Friday, March 6, 1964 with Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders. Collens was also manager of The Factotums.
The Beat City was not successful and became derelict and about two years later in Late 1966 Roger Earle (b. Thursday, July 15, 1942, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England d. Tuesday, May 4, 1999, Llanfairfechan, Clwyd, North Wales of cancer) a famous D. J. at The Twisted Wheel at 30 Brazennose Street off Albert Square, Manchester 2 took over The Beat City and re-opened it as a Soul Club called The Soul Staxx, but it did not last long as again it flopped.

This club had nothing to do with the Staxx club which was in The Civic Centre, Wythenshawe, Manchester 22.

John H. Warburg. 3 July 2022


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