Author Topic: Sammy Houston's Jazz Club  (Read 17190 times)

Jazzer67

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Re: Sammy Houston's Jazz Club
« Reply #15 on: December 19, 2013, 08:19:28 PM »
Yep remember the single x Hugh I was a few years earlier than you 66-69 kaftan was my dress of code  & the dj was called Da not Daddy btw   Lets do the reunion?

Lewis Monty

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« Reply #16 on: January 02, 2014, 12:45:06 PM »
Early sixties Alec "Padso" Pattison Bomber Brown, me, and a few more, used to all troop up the stairs having first had a couple of pints in the Adelphi, possibly get a Pass Out and go back for a couple more, people I immediately recall were regulars Bertie Toogood, Willie Coyle, Pete Doherty "did a PJ Proby act in the Jazz Club even down to the split velvet trousers bit". I remember Van Morrison comming in a night or two after Them were on Top of The Pops(or Ready Steady Go) for the first time and he more or less sat in the corner not even noticed, He was just another Belfast lad to us, Roger Daltry and Pete Townsend (wearing his Union Jack Suit) popped in for an hour or so one night. Sammy Houstons was the only place in town for us kids who wanted more than the old Dance Halls. Happy days, Happy, Happy memories.
If the Bertie Toogood you are talking about came from Twaddell Avenue area then I went out with his sister Stephanie a few times.
I was a regular at the Jazzer and the Matitime from 64-67 and was there the night you mentioned when Roger Daltry and Pete Townsend came in to the Jazz club. I saw the Who the following night in the Ulster Hall and went to see them last year at the Oddyssey. They asked if anyone had seen them when the played in 1966 and I was the only one to stand up.
Stevie Marriot came in also when the Small Faces came over to play in the Floral Hall in 1966.
I saw John Mayall when he played in the Jazzer and if I am not mistaken Peter Green, Mick Fleetwood and John McVie (Fleetwood Mac) were all in the Bluesbreakers that night.
I had a good chat with Billy Harrison (Them) when the blue plaque was unveiled at the site of the Maritime a couple of years back and he had some great memories of the Jazzer and the Maritime. We talked about the crowd of us from the Maritime/Jazzer going to the airport with them when they left for London to do their first recoding.
A reunion would be a great idea as we had a great night in the Crown after the Maritime plaque unveiling. What about a blue plaque for the Jazzer ?
 
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Re: Sammy Houston's Jazz Club
« Reply #17 on: January 13, 2014, 06:44:51 PM »
Hi Monty, yes that was/is the Bertie Togood I was talking about, could there have ever been more than one!
Didn't go to see Them off on their travels but I worked in Dukes Royal Avenue and I sold the band the trousers and shirts they took with them and wore on their first TV show in London, Billy Harrison was a really nice guy I hope he is still keeping well.

Lewis Monty

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« Reply #18 on: January 15, 2014, 12:07:45 PM »
Hi Monty, yes that was/is the Bertie Togood I was talking about, could there have ever been more than one!
Didn't go to see Them off on their travels but I worked in Dukes Royal Avenue and I sold the band the trousers and shirts they took with them and wore on their first TV show in London, Billy Harrison was a really nice guy I hope he is still keeping well.
I was a regular shopper in Dukes - class boutique.
Billy was in good form when we met him and full of good yarns about the oul days.
Funny enough we talked about their TV outfits on their 1st TV appearance (Thank Your Lucky Stars on a Saturday afternoon singing "Don't Start Crying Now").
They decided not to wear the gear they bought and if you remember they wore army surplus gear instead !
Monty
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« Reply #19 on: April 05, 2014, 01:45:37 PM »
Went to the jazz club for many years I was even there on the last night when a lad had to go and get his own stereo to play music on, a sad night can anyone remember the name of the Bouncer I think it was Lyndsey

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« Reply #20 on: April 18, 2014, 12:40:01 AM »
his name was lindsay fawcett,.

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« Reply #21 on: April 18, 2014, 11:06:08 AM »
Thank you I remember him so well even after 40 years a grey haired man

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« Reply #22 on: May 27, 2014, 06:59:20 PM »
I went to Sammy houstons in the 60s and the Maritime . I was still at school but got away with it. My friend used to work part time in the cloakroom so i hardly ever paid. I saw all the great bands for free or for half a crown or 5 bob!!!! We were so lucky to have these clubs otherwise it was the dance halls and the showbands who were good but not my taste in those days. the maritime was brill I saw Chris Farlow there he was amazing. Maxi Eddie kennedys wife ran the coffee bar ad we used to go there during the day and meet everybody. i was supposed to be at college. Belfast was brill in the 60s until the troubles started unfortunately everything changed and I came to London and here I am everr since and have been successful here. my friends and I continued going to clubs and having a great time. I came away with protestant and catholic friends  and we didnt care about religion. thats what was so good about the clubs then you just went for the music and to socialise and have FUN. we saw Van the man for half a crown hed been cleaning windows earlier on in the day. he even wrote a song about it. HAPPY DAYS. love to everyone who went to these clubs im sure you all enjoyed yourselves too xxx

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« Reply #23 on: May 27, 2014, 08:12:25 PM »
Hi misssmyth1

You probably went about the same time I did I was 15 first time I went in 1968 I also remember seeing Them downstairs in the Jazz Club doing their song Gloria , it was more of a club as we knew nearly everyone who went, so many lads outside tapping for money to get in.
Maritime was also place I went to often remember the first time Taste played there and they were selling there single Blister on the moon for 2/6 so many bands happy times really

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« Reply #24 on: May 28, 2014, 11:24:45 AM »
we just went out to have fun we werent bothered where anyone came from or looking for trouble. werent we soooo lucky to see all these great bands for next to nothing. i remember people standing outside'tapping' but we just about had enough money to get in ourselves. we all felt so grown up and i remember having to dash across the road to catch the last bus home often i missed it and had to walk to suffolk!!! my parents never knew.

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« Reply #25 on: June 19, 2014, 01:41:56 PM »
I also used to go to both shjc & the maritime, used to miss the last bus too & had to walk home!

misssmyth1

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« Reply #26 on: June 19, 2014, 11:46:20 PM »
we were enjoying ourselves tooooo much and wanted to stay as long as poss . when I got older I was allowed to stay with my lovely auntie who lived on the Grosvenor Road so could stay  'til the end and walk home in minutes. she gave me a key and I had my bedroom . I was always very quiet coming in  so as not to disturb her so as she'd always let me stay. she was a good friend as well as my aunt. my gran had passed away so she said she loved me  and telling her all about the bands and what happened. the maritime and sammys were for me the best places because of the  great bands and artists who played there. I was never into showbands. how lucky to see van the man for a few bob.

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« Reply #27 on: June 21, 2014, 10:39:52 AM »
Hi Missmyth1.
I was a regular at the Jazzer and Maritime from 64 to 67.
Some great memories of those times.
There was a gitl from our office (think her name was Carrol) who went and she was from Suffolk.
I was at the blue plaque unveiling for the Maritime and it was great to meet up with some of the "old" gang.
Monty
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misssmyth1

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« Reply #28 on: June 21, 2014, 04:13:36 PM »
My friend worked in the cloakroom part time job after school she lied about her  age and brought her sisters birth certificate . what a laugh we used to have. she'd 'bunk' us in so we didn'.t have to pay couldnt do it all the time  though. we went to the Maritine together as well. Her aunt worked in the box office at the Albert hall and we got in to see some brill bands for free met CREAM Ginger Eric and Jack got autographs but were tongue tied wanted a photo together but too shy to ask. We are still friends now and we came to London in 1970 . Life was so simple and uncomplicated  then  happy days....

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« Reply #29 on: September 14, 2014, 12:21:06 AM »
Just seen this been a wile from I was in. I also went to the jazz club and the Martime around 68 on words . loved them went to all the dances in town as I only lived a short distends away . remember a band playing in the big room and a dj in the attic . I have a picture some were on the forum of some friends I meet in London from the Jazz club or Martime. good times