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Post by BigRy » Tue Aug 09, 2005 10:34 am

they really need to get the hole in the fence fixed!

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Post by brian c » Tue Aug 09, 2005 10:43 am

I thought Spirit in the Sky was by Norman Greenbaum.
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Post by Axeman » Sat Aug 13, 2005 11:32 am

Thats a great record by Norman Greenbaum. I remember dancing away on a Friday nights disco at ( lets see if this jogs any memories ) Jean Heilbrons School of Dancing at the Nook.

Also at same time, My Sweet Lord and Sugar Sugar by The Archies.

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Post by memor » Sat Aug 13, 2005 12:51 pm

Great cover version by Johnathon King.
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Post by Elaine H » Sat Aug 13, 2005 3:43 pm

Yeah Axeman, I remember Jean Heilbrons Friday night discos !
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Post by Cisco » Mon Aug 15, 2005 8:50 pm

I remember Harry Heilbrons at Westoe.

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Post by allan » Tue Aug 16, 2005 7:30 pm

It was Brian!!!!!!!!! Dr and the Medics just had a follow up, and may I say just as good.>> 8)

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Post by allan » Tue Aug 16, 2005 7:33 pm

My first 3p 'Hop' top of the charts, The Moody Blues, Go Now.>>>> 8)

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Post by Cisco » Tue Aug 16, 2005 7:55 pm

A classic record.

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Post by Sandy » Wed Aug 17, 2005 8:22 am

Cisco, we're going back a bit here, eh? You were talking about Harry Heilbrons at Westoe? If it's the same place, I remember it as Gilbert Daniels.....or were there two?
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Post by Cisco » Wed Aug 17, 2005 8:17 pm

Sandy, I don't know if my memory is letting me down here.
If you are walking down Westoe Road towards Westoe bridges there are some shops on the left hand side that's where the dance was.
I thought it was Harry Heilbrons, they were both dance teachers, but I'll stand corrected if it was Daniels.
I used to go on a Saturday night it was just one big room with a little record player (Dansette) he used to turn the light out halfway through the night for you do what you wanted to so to speak.
I remember him as a small thin man.

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Post by Sandy » Thu Aug 18, 2005 11:23 pm

Cisco, my memory could EASILY be letting me down, really. But does the name Gilbert Daniels sound at all familiar to you? Your story of the 'smoochy' (or whatever) dance in the low light is the same for me too. It was all the rage to go there just for this. I only managed to get there a once or twice 'cos Mam didn't like the sound of it!!

Now, I'm wondering if there are two different places but with the same idea. The place I'm thinking of......if you leave Westoe roundabout going the other way, i.e. towards Cauldwell, directly opposite Westoe Village was a cobbled back street and Gilbert Daniels was on the first left hand bend.........I think!! I also remember just one room but not the Dansette!!
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Post by Elaine H » Fri Aug 19, 2005 12:53 am

Even though I never set foot in the place, I do remember Harry Heilbron's on Westoe Road. Some of my friends used to go there. I have never heard of Gilbert Daniels though, nor can I remember there being a dance place opposite Westoe Village, at least not during my day. As a teenager, I had several friends who lived in the Cauldwell area, so I did spend some of my free time in that area. Mind you, things come and go so quickly, so maybe Daniels place just wasn't around when I was a teen.
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Post by Cisco » Fri Aug 19, 2005 1:48 pm

You are right Sandy, that's exactly where Daniels dance school was Wood Terrace I think the street was.

I don't think he held dances there Elaine, it was a dance studio, he died recently and they had a write up in the Gazette about him.

As for the dansette Sandy I made that up, he played records but I don't know what system he used, it was because they were the record players at the time.

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Post by brian c » Fri Aug 19, 2005 2:07 pm

"Dansette"----I bought one of those in the early 60's, you could load it up with about eight 45 records.

Real state of the art, no stereo or surround sound, just scratchy music----it was great :lol:
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Post by Cisco » Fri Aug 19, 2005 7:17 pm

I had one myself Brian, red and cream in colour if I remember rightly.
As you said it had a great sound.

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Post by brian c » Sun Aug 21, 2005 3:04 pm

Mine was blue Cisco



"Big John" can anyone remember who sang it :?:
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Post by Cisco » Sun Aug 21, 2005 3:12 pm

Brian, I think you mean Big Bad John, and that was by Jimmy Dean 1961.
I used to have that record a great one.

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Post by Axeman » Sun Aug 21, 2005 3:50 pm

I've got "Big Bad John" on my computer, but it says singer is Johnny Horton.

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