Sunderland Venues In The Sixties

As someone who was a brought up in Sunderland and who played in several Sunderland bands I thought it was high time I wrote about some of the Sunderland venues…

Brian Johnson

In the vast landscape of rock and roll, few voices resonate as powerfully as that of the northeast’s own Brian Johnson. Brian Johnson’s journey from small venues in Newcastle and…

Pop Parade

I suppose the phrase “Pop Parade” sounds a bit outdated these days. The word “Pop” has many meanings but in the sixties, when the world of popular music was expanding…

That Geordie Beat

Back in the sixties the best ways of keeping abreast of what was happening in the world of popular music was either through radio or by reading weekly or monthly…

Remembering Mike Jeffery – 50 Years On

My previous blog on Ready Steady Gone was about the unveiling of a heritage plaque commemorating a Newcastle venue called the Club a’Gogo – a club that came to an…

Unveiling the past – Amanda, Mike and the plaque

What was it that drew an American jazz pianist over from New York to a city street in Newcastle upon Tyne for the unveiling of a plaque honouring a long…

The Soul Deceiver

Many of us who were around during the mid-sixties through to the early seventies will look back on the music scene of that period with great affection. Some of us…

Stairway To Heaven

For many Newcastle teenagers in the mid-sixties, the Club a’Gogo was their own piece of Heaven. The unlicensed part of the club, known as the Young Set was an exciting…

Motown Hits and Misses

The success of Motown and the “Motown Sound” in the second half of the 20th century has created a lot of wealthy individuals; people like Motown’s founder, Berry Gordy, Smokey…

About The Site

This site is dedicated to the memory of the northeast music scene from 1965 to 1972. Amongst other things, you can read about iconic venues such as the Club a’Gogo…