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Started by Paddy Grady in Sample Title Aug 14, 2013.
Heard the other day, that original Shades owner, Pete Mace has been suffering from ill health.
Pete who is friend of us here on the Shades & Soul Events site who has written for us in the past was the original owner of Shades when it first opened in 1969 & built it up that it went on to become one of the UK's top soul venues.
From all of us here we wish Pete a speedy recorvery & a special Get Well Soon from us all.
Posted by Paddy Grady on January 30, 2017 at 10:05am
You know how when your life is coming to an end and your past is supposed to flash before your eyes? Well i think I'm going through something like that but much slower!!
Talking of old names etc. (well I was anyhoo!), here's a few more for you - Paul (Sallywanchic??? or however it's spelt), Martin Whitestone, Martin Haslar, Karen Izzard, Elaine Pittock, Elaine Dimmock, Sally Cockerill, Steve Eke, Tony Bonner, Debbie Grendon, Tony Jelley, Clive Mason, 'Gongy' Wade & John Burbage!…Continue
Couldn't sleep last night, must be an age thing! All I kept thinking was 'names'! There used to be 'two factions' of Shades bods, the 'big' lads and the 'usual suspects' I shall call them; See if anyone remembers the following;
Nick Cockerill, Dave Angiers, Fitzy, Bernie Burbage, Roger Bates, Colin Ward, Arthur (of course), Wally, Martin Hill, Danny and Nicky Kelk, Steve and Sibby Cawley, Terry Morehen, Leroy Herbert, Paul Rooney, Dave Hickey, The 'Leach' family (!), Donald Bannard,…Continue
Singer Michael Jackson next month will receive a posthumous Grammy for lifetime achievement, along with six other artists, organizers of the music industry's top awards said.
The others honoured with the annual award are Canadian singer Leonard Cohen, blues musician David "Honeyboy" Edwards, country star Loretta Lynn, pianist Andre Previn,…Continue
Three UK businessmen who believe Michael Jackson's most successful years may be ahead of him have snapped up the rights to some of his earliest recordings from under the noses of the giants of the music world.
The future potential earning power of the King of Pop convinced businessmen Edward Adams, Robert Stansfield and Ray Santilli to contact his family and secure the rights to one of the first recordings of a seven-year-old Jackson with his brothers in the Jackson…
I had this sent to me, which I thought you would like to know about! A 4 CD Box Set coming out in December, here are the details. I have now added the full track list!.
A new DVD of unseen footage from some of America's TV music shows & featuring some of Motown's best known acts is about to be released. This is what the DVD contains;
1. The Marvelettes - Please Mr. Postman (Teen Town)
2. The Contours - Do You Love Me (Hy Lit Show)
3. Marvin Gaye - Hitch Hike (Hollywood A-Go-Go) 4. Brenda Holloway - Every Little Bit Hurts (Shivaree)
5. Martha & The Vandellas - Dancing In The Street (The Ed Sullivan Show)
Smokey Robinson and his band with the BBC Concert Orchestra are appearing on the forthcoming "Electric Proms" from the Roundhouse.
Smokey's concert will be broadcast on BBC Radio 2 on Saturday 24th October 8pm, the following evening Sunday 25 October 11pm the concert will be shown on BBC2 TV, then in the following week it will be available by the red button on constant loop.
Thought I would post this picture I found on the internet, it show all 9 members of The Supremes over they years. Only 9 members is not that bad, when you compare it with over 50 in the Drifters and over 20 in The Temptations!
I have just been informed that Tony Thompson has died of a heart attack. Tony was probably best known for being the owner of 'Memory Lane' Record shop when it was in Derngate, and then in Bridge Street. Tony was also a superb DJ working at places like the Birds Nest, Opus 2, and was resident at The Freewheeler in Kettering for over 10 years. Tony had in more recent times DJ'ed for me at the Park Inn on a number of occasions.
Tony was just 55 years old, and my condolences go out to all…Continue
Although Brenda Holloway was aged just 17 when Tamla Records issued her Every Little Bit Hurts in 1964, she had been releasing 45s in Los Angeles for over two years by then. The set includes solo sides, duets, singles made by Brenda as a member of a girl group known variously as the Watesians and the 4Js and the ultra-rare Do The Del Viking by her younger sister Patrice, which features Brenda on back-ups. Some of these were issued on familiar labels like…Continue
"The First Wives Club" had its' pre-Broadway run in ( San Diego) at The Old Globe Theatre. The production of "Wives" sees new songs from Holland/Dozier/Holland, who wrote the music and lyrics for this new original production & has opened to rave reviews.…
Yet another tour of Motown legends is to take place in March 2010, just wondering though if we are now getting too many of them! This tour see's Motown giants, The Four Tops and The Temptations touring along with The Drifters and Three Degrees. Here are the dates & arenas they are playing;
Full details are:-
Date City Venue Box…