Cellar, South Shields

The Cellar Club in South Shields is probably best remembered as the venue that on 1 February 1967 hosted one of Jim Hendrix’s few performances in the North East of…

Club a’Gogo

During the mid sixties, Newcastle’s Club A’Gogo was one of the top music venues in the North East. The ‘Gogo’ was to Newcastle what the Marquee club was to London.…

Downbeat Club

Were you a jazz fan in the late fifties to early sixties or a follower of rhythm & blues in the mid sixties? If you fit into either of these…

el Cubana

The first time I visited the el Cubana was in 1965 as a member of the Kylastrons. It was a well known venue in the North East and beyond. It…

Mayfair Ballroom

If you were in a north east band in the mid to late sixties it is likely that that there would be two Newcastle venues on your wish list of…

Marimba Coffee House

For those post war baby boomers who were in their teens and twenties in the 1960s and who lived within striking distance of Newcastle, nights out in the city couldn’t…

Newcastle City Hall

Newcastle City Hall has been the city’s main music venue for over nine decades. Over its lifetime the City Hall has provided the public with a wide selection of music…

Quay Club

Newcastle’s Quay area has some of the finest waterside views in the north east of England, attracting tourists and photographers from all over the world. There are six splendidly engineered…

Rex Hotel, Whitley Bay

The Rex Hotel, an impressive looking Victorian building on the sea front at Whitley Bay, was a popular venue for both local and national bands from the mid sixties through…

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