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The home of Shades(tm). New members must use their true names. Shades; Shades Northampton & Salon Ballroom Northampton are a trade mark.

 

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Paddy Grady commented on Terry Morehen's status
"Hi Terry I asked a few people & it appears Pat drinks in the County Tavern regularly & Fitz is Nick Kelk's wife Ann, her cousin. Nick is a member on here just contact him regarding getting in touch with Fitz. Paddy "
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Motown Special; THE CONTOURS LIVE! at Aspers

September 18, 2015 at 8pm to September 19, 2015 at 1am
NORTHAMPTONSHIRE’S BIGGEST MOTOWN NIGHT OF THE YEAR! We have a massive Motown Special on Friday 18 September at Aspers when appearing live on stage, on the first night of their UK tour & the only gig further south in the UK... Motown Legends THE CONTOURS!!! Singing ALL their greatest hits. Just A Little Misunderstanding; First I Look At The Purse; Baby Hit & Run & their worldwide number 1 that was also as featured in the movie Dirty Dancing … Do You Love Me! … & many more! As…See More
Jul 24
Desiree Knight left a comment for Michael (Mick, Des) O'Connor
"So sorry to hear about Arthur Cuthbert. He took me to see Ben E. King in February 1974. Where has the time gone? R.I.P. Arthur. A natty dresser to the end! X"
Jul 23
Terry Morehen posted a status
"does anyone know what happened to Pat Conway ,or Fitz (David Fitzgerald )?"
Jul 21
Lorraine Jefferis is now a member of Shades and Soul Events
Jul 17
Paddy Grady left a comment for Michael (Mick, Des) O'Connor
"Hi Mick.  Good to hear from you mate. Yes it was a shock about Arthur, such a nice guy as well. Hope you well. Paddy"
Jul 11
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Jul 11
Michael (Mick, Des) O'Connor posted a status
"Cheers Paddy - It was so sad reading of Arthurs passing.The last time I had a few beers with him was the heyday of the Peacock Opus Sywell!"
Jul 11
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MotownPhilly III at Charles Bradlaugh

August 28, 2015 at 8pm to August 29, 2015 at 1am
Friday 28 August!!MotownPhilly III - The Soul Of Two CitiesBack by popular demand, loads of people asking us when the next MotownPhilly night is taking place & so many people going in to the Bradlaugh asking when the next one will be, this after last month packed event!So here we go …..Returning to the Charles Bradlaugh, Upper Mounts on Friday 28 August.Ticket reservations have been flying in, looks like being big crowd!3 DJs.. Paddy Grady, Mattyboy & Felix WHO will spinning the best…See More
Jul 10
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Motown Special; THE CONTOURS LIVE! at Aspers

September 18, 2015 at 8pm to September 19, 2015 at 1am
NORTHAMPTONSHIRE’S BIGGEST MOTOWN NIGHT OF THE YEAR! We have a massive Motown Special on Friday 18 September at Aspers when appearing live on stage, on the first night of their UK tour & the only gig further south in the UK... Motown Legends THE CONTOURS!!! Singing ALL their greatest hits. Just A Little Misunderstanding; First I Look At The Purse; Baby Hit & Run & their worldwide number 1 that was also as featured in the movie Dirty Dancing … Do You Love Me! … & many more! As…See More
Jul 9
Susan Gurajdowski is now a member of Shades and Soul Events
Jul 7
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Motown Special; THE CONTOURS LIVE! at Aspers

September 18, 2015 at 8pm to September 19, 2015 at 1am
NORTHAMPTONSHIRE’S BIGGEST MOTOWN NIGHT OF THE YEAR! We have a massive Motown Special on Friday 18 September at Aspers when appearing live on stage, on the first night of their UK tour & the only gig further south in the UK... Motown Legends THE CONTOURS!!! Singing ALL their greatest hits. Just A Little Misunderstanding; First I Look At The Purse; Baby Hit & Run & their worldwide number 1 that was also as featured in the movie Dirty Dancing … Do You Love Me! … & many more! As…See More
Jul 5
Paddy Grady posted a status
"thanks to everyone who came last night to Aspers, for the Opus 2 night. Another brilliant crowd & superb night, .... many thanks once again."
Jul 5
Desiree Knight is now a member of Shades and Soul Events
Jul 3
Paddy Grady commented on Ruth Hutchings nee Johnson's status
"the Shades building has been sold Ruth, it sold for £210,000 about 18 months ago at an auction. I am just waiting to find out who has brought it! It is intended to be an entertainment venue! One of the parties interested in buying it did…"
Jul 1
Linda Chan is now a member of Shades and Soul Events
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Arthur Cuthbert Funeral Arrangements

Started by Paddy Grady in Sample Title May 11.

Arthur Cuthbert RIP 1 Reply

Started by Paddy Grady in Sample Title. Last reply by Terry Morehen May 11.

Mark Woodfine; Get well soon.

Started by Paddy Grady in Sample Title Feb 26.

Was Shades that good? 18 Replies

Started by Danny Kelk in Uncategorized. Last reply by Danny Kelk Oct 20, 2014.

Former Original Shades DJ - Doug Marriott RIP

Started by Paddy Grady in Sample Title Sep 29, 2014.

ORIGINAL SHADES OWNER PETE MACE WRITES FOR US!

Started by Paddy Grady in Sample Title Jun 11, 2014.

Donnie Elbert 9 Replies

Started by Terry Morehen in Sample Title. Last reply by Tony bonner Jun 5, 2013.

Memories of the night the Leicester Ratae Hells Angels came to 'take' Shades. 10 Replies

Started by Paddy Grady in Sample Title. Last reply by Paddy Grady Apr 16, 2013.

Gaff Nightclub-Banbury 8 Replies

Started by Ken Fitton in Uncategorized. Last reply by Mick Murphy Mar 3, 2013.

Blog Posts

Remember Part Deux!!!

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!…

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Posted by Ruth Hutchings nee Johnson on June 16, 2015 at 2:36pm — 2 Comments

I remember them well!!!!

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,…

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Posted by Ruth Hutchings nee Johnson on June 13, 2015 at 2:44pm — 1 Comment

Disc Land

Just had a flashback moment! I worked at discland for a while, must have been around 1972 & that bloomin hippy got me listening to Cat Stevens and the like!!!! (confession time!). I never lost my love of Motown & Northern tho. The guy who owned the shop also owned Rainbow Carpets, and when he opened a  nightclub in London, he got me to make him a load of flourescent posters for the  club of Disney characters. (I could have been a millionaire by now!!!!!). Happy Days!

Posted by Ruth Hutchings nee Johnson on June 12, 2015 at 10:31am — 1 Comment

kettering allnighter

Don't forget Kettering allnighter 28th March at the Kettering athletic club 8pm to 6am 10pound O.T.D old school northern soul KTF

Posted by tony going on March 15, 2015 at 10:21pm

WILLO TREE BILLING

great night at the willow tree last night , with mick murphy and his usual old school mowtown and soul and northern more soulies needed for next event in LOOK OUT FOR DETAILS

Posted by tony going on March 8, 2015 at 5:13pm — 2 Comments

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MICHAEL JACKSON TO GET LIFETIME AWARD AT THIS YEARS GRAMMY'S.

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,…

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Created by Paddy Grady Dec 14, 2009 at 10:21am. Last updated by Paddy Grady Dec 14, 2009.

Brits Secure Right to Michael Jackson's early recordings!

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…

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Created by Paddy Grady Nov 9, 2009 at 2:13pm. Last updated by Paddy Grady Nov 9, 2009.

THE COMPLETE INTRODUCTION TO TAMLA MOTOWN

Hi All.

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!.

Paddy.…

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Created by Paddy Grady Oct 30, 2009 at 12:50pm. Last updated by Paddy Grady Nov 2, 2009.

MOTOWN 50 - DVD

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)

6.…

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Created by Paddy Grady Oct 23, 2009 at 10:15am. Last updated by Paddy Grady Oct 23, 2009.

Smokey Robinson on BBC TV.

 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.

Paddy

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Created by Paddy Grady Oct 15, 2009 at 11:18am. Last updated by Paddy Grady Oct 15, 2009.

9 Supremes!

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!

Paddy

 

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Created by Paddy Grady Oct 6, 2009 at 11:16am. Last updated by Paddy Grady Oct 6, 2009.

Tony Thompson RIP.

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…

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Created by Paddy Grady Oct 2, 2009 at 12:53pm. Last updated by Paddy Grady Oct 2, 2009.

New Brenda Holloway CD.

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…

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Created by Paddy Grady Sep 23, 2009 at 6:30pm. Last updated by Paddy Grady Sep 23, 2009.

HDH - First Wives Club!

"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.…

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Created by Paddy Grady Sep 16, 2009 at 6:35pm. Last updated by Paddy Grady Sep 16, 2009.

Four Tops / Temptations Tour!

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:-

March 2010


Date City Venue Box…

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Created by Paddy Grady Sep 15, 2009 at 1:23pm. Last updated by Paddy Grady Sep 15, 2009.

 
 
 

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