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1977 The Damned

Barbie

Good pics there Jan. Good pieces of history for them that own the items.
MOJO

Great stuff,Jan! Any idea who that is signing autographs??  Cool
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will try to find out Mojo,,,,Jan x Very Happy

Eric's Club was a music club in Liverpool, England. It opened on October 1, 1976 in a building basement on Mathew Street opposite The Cavern Club where The Beatles and other bands of the 1960s played, and became notable for hosting early performances by many punk and post-punk bands.[1]

The club was started by Roger Eagle and Ken Testi (manager of cult Liverpool band Deaf School) and joined later by Pete Fulwell (owner of a small record label "Inevitable" and later to become manager of Liverpool bands It's Immaterial and The Christians). The club was given the name 'Eric's' by Ken Testi as an antidote to disco clubs with names such as 'Tiffany's' and 'Samantha's'
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The club played host to many local, national and international bands primarily within the music sub-cultures of the time, such as Elvis Costello, Buzzcocks, The Clash, Joy Division, Ramones, Sex Pistols, Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Slits, The Stranglers, Ultravox, Wire, XTC, X-Ray Spex and early gigs by U2, New Order and Mick Hucknall (pre Simply Red).

The club acted as a catalyst for local musicians (often also from the Runcorn, Southport, Skelmersdale, Wirral areas) and saw many local artists later become successful acts, including Dead or Alive, Echo & the Bunnymen, Julian Cope, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, The Teardrop Explodes, Ellery Bop and Wah! Heat.[2]





A copy of a membership card.
Eric's was a membership only venue whereby members had to buy a yearly membership to enter the club. One of the more beneficial ideas was to provide membership for 'under 18's', which allowed younger music fans to see both local and national bands during a 'matinee' show they would more often than not have had a chance to see. It could be argued that this was merely a marketing ploy or revenue generating exercise, but this encouraged more prominent national bands and artists to visit Liverpool and helped provide a social networking venue for some of the city's future musical artists.
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info wiki,,,Jan x Very Happy
Barbie

There was a door in the building, probably the changing room, where everyone who had played at Erics had signed. I wonder what happened to it?
MOJO

The late,great,Roger Eagle.....opened my ears to lots of different music,during his nights as the D.J. at the "Le Bistro" in Sweeting st!



courtesy of Francesco Melina.
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and I did the other night hahahaah Laughing  Laughing  Embarassed
MOJO

Jan wrote:
and I did the other night hahahaah Laughing  Laughing  Embarassed


...and I still can't walk properly!!!  Wink
MOJO

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Still got mine!  Cool Laughing
MOJO

Met these once,or twice......the guy second left,is now a butcher!


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hahahaha funny  Laughing  and great info mojo thanks,,,,Jan x
Jan

hahahaha funny  Laughing  and great info mojo thanks,,,,Jan x
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wookey




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anyone got a pic of star and garter ,,remember going but can't remember the outside look of building ,,,,,,,,,Jan x
MOJO

Where was it,Jan? I had a look around,and someone suggested that it was now, the "New Penny Farthing,and though I think it was in the precinct,I don't think it was this??

Jan

your Penny Farthing pic looks the same as mine mojo,,, just different angle,,,,,,but this penny farthing looks different to the one I went to ,, I only went once but my sister and cousins went many times ,, as i remember it had a real  Penny farthing bike on the front ,, i think,,,,Jan xx

The Star and Garter was near Lime Street but it was dark hahahaha  and went in Taxi,, I was under age,about 14,, our Aunt and Uncle took us for a night out,, I have a pic of me and my sis there would love a pic of club ,, had a small dance floor,, could of been just a pub,,,,,Jan x
Barbie

It did have a penny farthing bike on the side Jan, wonder what happened to it?
MOJO

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your Penny Farthing pic looks the same as mine mojo,,, just different angle,,,,,,but this penny farthing looks different to the one I went to ,, I only went once but my sister and cousins went many times ,, as i remember it had a real  Penny farthing bike on the front ,, i think,,,,Jan xx

The Star and Garter was near Lime Street but it was dark hahahaha  and went in Taxi,, I was under age,about 14,, our Aunt and Uncle took us for a night out,, I have a pic of me and my sis there would love a pic of club ,, had a small dance floor,, could of been just a pub,,,,,Jan x


I've been told that the "Star & Garter" was inside the precinct,with the entrance somewhere around the side, where the beacon is!?
MOJO

The "Top Rank" as it was,originally,before changing it's name to Rotter's,Studio 54,Romeo & Juliet's,and several other names! Saw Dave Bowie here,in '72!  Cool



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