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Started by: riocaroni (78)

Does anyone remember before the all-nighters began, on Saturday night the last record played was always Long after tonight is all over, or have I dreamt this?

Started: 24th Dec 2020 at 20:58

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6593)

I thought that was one of the last songs they played at the end of the Allnighter

Last three songs ....

Toby Legend - Time Will Pass Yoo By

Jimmy Radcliffe - Long After Tonight Is All Over

Dean Parrish - I'm On My Way

Replied: 24th Dec 2020 at 21:26

Posted by: riocaroni (78)

No it was the One before 2! I know this was played on many occasions, just wondered if it was every Saturday?

Replied: 24th Dec 2020 at 21:41

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6593)

I thought the Allneeter started at Midnight ?

Replied: 24th Dec 2020 at 21:45

Posted by: cheshirecat (65) 

I think the casino opened on Saturday nights as a bar disco / club till 11ish and then let the Saturday night revellers get out. A quick clean up and then they started letting the all nighter crowd in.

Replied: 24th Dec 2020 at 22:04

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6593)

Replied: 24th Dec 2020 at 22:06

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6593)

I was a Wocker and we hated Soulies

Replied: 24th Dec 2020 at 22:07

Posted by: cheshirecat (65) 

Thank you, Thomas

Replied: 24th Dec 2020 at 22:07

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6593)

Yoo are most welcome

Replied: 24th Dec 2020 at 22:20

Posted by: riocaroni (78)

I said before the all nighters were ever thought of. The Casino opened at 8 o'clock and finished at 2 o'clock.

Replied: 24th Dec 2020 at 22:29

Posted by: cheshirecat (65) 

I don't remember that, Rio.
It may have done in the 1960's?

Replied: 24th Dec 2020 at 22:51

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6593)

Riocaroni

Was it the Empress Ballroom in those days

Replied: 24th Dec 2020 at 23:25

Posted by: riocaroni (78)

Talking about 1971/73, think Casino started around 1967?

Replied: 25th Dec 2020 at 00:15

Posted by: chatty (8049) 

Jimmy Radcliffle's classic was a staple at the Wheel long before the first all-nighter at the Casino so you're probably right!

Replied: 25th Dec 2020 at 00:17
Last edited by chatty: 25th Dec 2020 at 00:23:11

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6593)

I see

Replied: 25th Dec 2020 at 00:17

Posted by: WN1 Standisher (139)

I never stepped foot in the place as it wasn't my gig, but I believe the music played before leaving were known as the ' 3 before 8 '. The 3 tracks played before everyone left were : Time will pass you by - Tobi Legend, Long after tonight is over - Jimmy Radcliffe, and I'm on my way - Dean Parrish. Local legend has it that on the final all nighter, the '3' were played but the crowd refused to leave, so the DJ, Russ Winstanley, played them again. This didn't pacify the audience either so the 3 were played a third time. This didn't have the desired effect either so Russ anounced he would pick one at random from his box, play it and that would be it. He duly reached down and picked out - Do I love you ( indeed I do ) - Frank Wilson which became the last all nighter track played at the Casino. Perhaps someone who was there could confirm this.

Replied: 25th Dec 2020 at 11:46

Posted by: chatty (8049) 

That's more or less the tale Russ tells but I don't think the bit concerning the Frank Wilson being a random play is necessarily correct.
He was the first person to have a copy in this country sent over by someone (Simon Soussan) who was discovering suitable records for the scene and supplying him from the States.
I do believe the copy was an original which to this day there are only two known copies.
By the time the Casino was closing he had moved his original copy on (for £1000 worth of swaps I once remember him saying, no mean amount back in the late 70's)
So the one played on the last night would have been a carver (a copy he would have had cut)
Since then they story of the record, it's recording and it's now deceased artist has taken on a life of their own (Apparently one of the two original known copies reportedly recently changed hands for a six figure sum) and a book could be written about the tune alone.
It's certainly come a long way from being first made popular to just a few thousands kids maximum after being played at Station Road to being used on television adverts, regular radio plays and by every "Dave Double Decks" mobile disco at wedding receptions up and down the country!

Replied: 25th Dec 2020 at 12:29

Posted by: builderboy (2301)

Although I went to the pre-allnighter Casino many times I can't remember the last song of the evening. When it stopped selling beer I ceased my patronage.

Tiffany's DJ was Stella and she always played We'll Meet Again. Puffers/Pemps DJ was Steve Galleisi (excuse the spelling) and he always played the instrumental A Touch Of Velvet - A Sting Of Brass.

Replied: 25th Dec 2020 at 13:46

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6593)

I wonder what the last record they ever played in Sylvester's (blooto's) wuz

Replied: 25th Dec 2020 at 13:55

Posted by: WN1 Standisher (139)

They play Do I love you, indeed I do during halftime at the Latics too

Replied: 25th Dec 2020 at 14:00

Posted by: chatty (8049) 

Wasn't the last song in The King of Clubs......Gunfight at the OK Corral?

Replied: 25th Dec 2020 at 18:15

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6593)

In the King of Clubs they played a lot of Motown stuff, the DJ was a bloke called Norman, whom we christened Norman Normal

Replied: 25th Dec 2020 at 18:43

Posted by: jarvo (30011) 

The last song sung in the Fishergate?

Replied: 26th Dec 2020 at 08:02

Posted by: chatty (8049) 

Was it you on the karaoke machine singing I will survive?

Replied: 26th Dec 2020 at 12:20

 

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