Wigan Casino - rock night.

Started by: JR (26)

The Casino is well known in Britain and also the USA for the Northern Soul Night, but there was a well attended rock night. What bands do you remember? Just a starter - String Driven Thing, Sassafras, Edgar Broughton.

Started: 15th Jun 2020 at 15:09

Posted by: tonker (21748) 

There's a rockabilly party on Saturday night,
are you gonna be there?

Replied: 15th Jun 2020 at 19:11

Posted by: Joe Maplin (373) 

I got my invite
gonna bring your records?

Replied: 16th Jun 2020 at 18:46
Last edited by Joe Maplin: 16th Jun 2020 at 18:47:36

Posted by: Joe Maplin (373) 

Motorhead, British Lions(mott)

Replied: 16th Jun 2020 at 18:50

Posted by: tonker (21748) 

Replied: 16th Jun 2020 at 21:35

Posted by: Joe Maplin (373) 

Ariel Bender

Replied: 16th Jun 2020 at 21:48

Posted by: JR (26)

I didn't realise that British Lions had Ariel Bender, etc. from Mott the Hoople.
Mick Bolton (from Wigan) was organist for Mott for a short while. Mick was cousin to Pat Keane (another musician, but more folk orientated) who I worked with for many years.
Small world...

Replied: 19th Jun 2020 at 16:25

Posted by: JR (26)

Mick Bolton was formerly with Blind Eye, an impressive local band in the early 70s.

Replied: 19th Jun 2020 at 17:09

Posted by: Axcroft (155)

Casino rock was after my time, but I do remember Swinley Students Union club late 70's.  Hawkwind, Barclay James Harvest. etc.

Replied: 19th Jun 2020 at 22:16

Posted by: Joe Maplin (373) 

Sorry,misunderstanding..Ariel. was not a Britsh Lion..It ws basicaly Buffin,Overend plus Medicine Head..and a vocalist called Ray Major

Replied: 19th Jun 2020 at 22:55

Posted by: JR (26)

I used to go to the old Student's Union club. BJH played an amazing set there. When it closed Malc MacKinder set up the FAG at the Newtown British Legion; some good bands on there including Budgie. I remember Tony Iommi being there one night - I think he had come to watch Gravy Train. When the rock night there got too much for the older British Legion regulars, it closed and Malk moved the FAG to an upstairs room in the Swan and Railway. I think it may have been still operating when the Casino rock night started.

Replied: 28th Jun 2020 at 13:49


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