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ARTISTS THAT APPEARED AT THE TWISTED WHEEL

 
 1970 - Whitworth St
 
January
Sat 3rd Root & Jenny Jackson - All-nighter

(reet on Ska Soul from Yorkshire!)

Sat 10th Red River Band - All-nighter
Sat 17th The Showstoppers - All-nighter
Sat 24th Edwin Starr - All-nighter
Sat 31st

Jimmy Ruffin - All-nighter

  
February
Sat 7th The Fantastics - All-nighter
Sat 14th Oscar Toney Junior - All-nighter
Sat 21st Edwin Starr - All-nighter
Sat 28th Johnny Johnson and the Bandwagon - All-nighter
  
March
Sat 7th Herbie Goins - All-nighter

 

Herbie returns after years, he fronted Alexis Korner’s band at the Brazennose Street Twisted Wheel in 65’ He sang on the groups single (1964) ‘I Need Your Loving’

Herbie would sing James Brown and Charles Brown and Chuck Willis numbers. Alexis would sit behind him with his massive grin whilst playing guitar, Alexis even wrote a track in appreciation of herbies singing style:  ‘Herbie's Tune’.

 

 He has a big fan base in Italy!

Sat 14th Jimmy Ruffin - All-nighter
Sat 21st Junior Walker - All-nighter
Sat 28th
Lucas and the Soul Sounds - All-nighter

He left Mike Cotton and set up his own band.

Other Dates:
05-12-70
  
April
Sat 4th Fontella Bass - All-nighter
Sat 11th Bob and Marcia - All-nighter

 

A bit a de Reggae at de Wheel. In fact SKA and Blue Beat was very popular at the Twisted Wheel. The Wheels major influencing DJ – Roger Eagle and his pal Roger Fairhurst would play lots of Jamaican Music and ‘Al Capone’ was always getting requested right up to 1970, of course ‘Pied Piper’ was played at Brazennose Street.

But the main place for Jamaican music by this time 1970 was the Blue Note Club.

Sat 18th Harry J and the All Stars - All-nighter

 

A bit more o’ de Reggae at de Wheel.
This tune is used these days as a theme for Boxing Matches.

Sat 25th The Showstoppers - All-nighter
  
May
Sat 2nd Ben E King - All-nighter
Sat 9th All-nighter - Records
Sat 16th All-nighter - Records
Sat 23rd Ben E King - All-nighter
Sat 30th unknown Check the Evening News
  
June
Sat 6th Marv Johnson - All-nighter
Sat 13th All-nighter - Records
Sat 20th Jimmy Ruffin - All-nighter
Sat 27th All-nighter - Records
  
July
Sat 4th All-nighter - Records
Sat 11th The Drifters - All-nighter
Sat 18th All-nighter - Records
Sat 25th The Drifters - All-nighter
[Major Lance was unable to appear]
  
August
Sat 1st Summer All-nighter - Records
 By this time a new wave of what was to become the foundation of a new identifiable sound was emerging, with the main focus upon finding ‘lost’ sounds from the sixties only on original USA labels, imports had always been around on this scene , but now it became fully mainstream: NORTHERN SOUL!
Sat 8th Summer All-nighter - Records
Sat 15th Summer All-nighter - Records
Sat 22nd Summer All-nighter - Records
Sat 29th Summer All-nighter - Records
  
September
Sat 5th Horatio Soul and the Pavements - All-nighter
Sat 12th Sweet Inspirations - All-nighter

They did the original "What the World Needs Now" also released by Dionne Warwick.

Johnny Johnson and the Bandwagon - All-nighter
Sat 19th Root and Jenny Jackson - All-nighter

I could never work out why they were on so frequently?

Sat 26th The Fantastics - All-nighter
  
October
Sat 3rd Hightimers - All-nighter
Sat 10th Johnny Johnson and the Bandwagon - All-nighter
Sat 17th Joyce Bond Review - All-nighter

Home grown English Ska-Soul girl Miss Bond. Written by Jackie Edwards – ‘Tell Me What It’s All About’.
‘Sugar’ on the Pink Island label, was a bit of a hit for Joyce at the Wheel in earlier times it was a version of a song by Joe Tex.

‘Do The Teasy’ was the ‘A’ side a version of a Prince Buster Track, also quite a popular item at the club along with ‘ This Train’

Groove it baby groove it as her train carries the Mods & Rockers!

Sat 24th Root and Jenny Jackson - All-nighter
Oh no not again! Who was sleeping with who?
Sat 31st Jimmy Ruffin - All-nighter
  
November
Sat 7th All-nighter - Records
Sat 14th Ben E. King - All-nighter
Sat 21st All-nighter - Records
Sat 28th All-nighter - Records
  
December
Sat 5th Lucas and Soul Sound - All-nighter
Sat 12th Root and Jenny Jackson - All-nighter
Sat 19th All-nighter - Records
Sat 26th Johnny Johnson and Bandwagon
   
 1971 - Whitworth St
 
January
Sat 2nd All-nighter - Records
Sat 9th All-nighter - Records
Sat 16th Blakes Bang Bang - All-nighter
Sat 23rd Rufus Thomas - All-nighter
Sat 30th

The Last All-nighter

Edwin Starr - All-nighter


More about Edwin Starr


More about the Twisted wheel
  
February
Sat 6th Bang Bang Show
  

The story of the Twisted Wheel is told in the novel
'The Manchester Wheelers' by someone who was there.
 

 

   

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