Hi Andy, glad you’ve found the blog. Does anyone know of a very popular pub/club in 1972 around the law courts were everyone used to go. In the evenings I walk down from here to Hardman Street to meet my Liverpool friends.
I especially liked the one showing “Woolies.” We had no nickname for it in the States of which I am aware (except it being one of our “five and dime” type stores), but I think your name is so much fun. But look at how Liverpool 1 has helped the City now! It’s tatty but it’s cheap and we love it so. I’d not thought of this urban walking I do as a revolutionary act. Maybe in time and with patience it will come to feel like part of Liverpool to me, but it doesn’t yet. As well as working with others to make the world a fairer and kinder place: http://asenseofplace.com.
Liverpool Arts Bar. Many years later I will discover that this flat had been owned by Brian Epstein in the 1960s, and he had loaned it to John and Cynthia Lennon when they first got married. To my own surprise and also my great delight I’m now back here doing a PhD.
In October 2011, a new venue called ‘Erics Live’ was opened by a local Liverpool business person. The primary solution to combat this attack was to walk. The final acts that night where The Psychedelic Furs supported by Wah! However, at the same time there was a rise in music and fashion. And the founder of the Department will end up teaching me at least as much as those others thinkers listed above.
So I return up to Bold Street, my place, to find some lunch. The Wirral – A guide for Liverpool people. The book was researched and written by Paul Whelan and Jaki Florek and contains many interviews with the people involved in the club and a large amount of previously unpublished material from the time.
Especially the 80s/90s ones Here's a small list: ADVERTISING. . Thanks Stan – the club was Tiffany’s, as you’ll see from Liz’s memory.
But has to admit that these people from the future seem to love what’s been constructed here. Liverpool in the 1970s was a city in decline. This “revolution of everyday life” is a radical shift that starts with placing one foot in front of the other.”. The place to be in 1973. if you fancy yourself as a budding poet or musician. There were lots of strikes over pay and working hours. Liverpool, L2 6RE. I go for a look around the neighbourhood. A wonderful walk through past and present and the pictures are splendid. Chapel Street, Moor Street now Tithebarn Street, Whiteacre Street now Old Hall Street, Dale Street, Bank Street now Water Street, Castle Street and Juggler Street now High Street.
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'. Thanks Liz, for the memory of Tiffany’s.
Keep up the great magical reality tours of Liverpool, “Yesterday” and today.
Wah! What the situationists recognised was the transformative potential of large numbers of people regularly stepping outside the matrix, taking to the streets and walking, becoming active participants rather than passive spectators. Did yours have diners inside with stools and soda jerks?
Thanks again, my friend.
And don’t much miss them. And thanks too for all the other recent superb blogs x, That club was Tiffanys! But, expectations being what they are, I turn up and start learning about Marx and Durkheim and Levi-Strauss. Coz we’d been working away,we had no idea the place was closed for renovations XX, PS just remembered Ronnie..we were working away 72-73, so our lock- in happened in spring 73.. For some reason was struck with a stomach-turning feeling of dread that I can’t quite explain. The club lasted until March 1980 when it was raided by police for drug offences. The venture, and use of the name and logo, was condemned by a founding owner and many members of the original club, and has since closed.
Nevertheless, successful and well-liked though Liverpool One is, I don’t much like it myself and hardly ever go there.
Written late in 2013 about forty years before then, back in 1973, when I began studying for my Sociology Degree at The University of Liverpool.
177 likes. Feel free to share your memories, stories and photos, old and new about Liverpool's favourite watering holes. Still, I’ll keep on with this walking through the streets of Liverpool, the public ones and the privatised ones. The Venue The Paradox Heaven Pulse The State 04-13-2007 #2. We resisted the impulse to drink the place dry seeing as there was nobody to stop us doing that,and settled down to await the arrival of someone,anyone! ( Log Out / So my little story is in total synchro with yr blog! Lots of big employers such as the docks weren't as successful as they were in the past. 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, Cardiacs, The Slits, Talking Heads, The Stranglers, Ultravox, Wire, XTC, X-Ray Spex and early gigs by New Order and Mick Hucknall (pre Simply Red).
, 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). Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Fenwick Street night club was Tiffanys and I was in the resident band called Drops of Brandy.
In 1973 I’ve spent a happy and extremely educational year working in Liverpool City Council Housing Department on Scotland Road and Netherfield Heights, and think I might have found what I want to do.
Tiffany’s!!! (either kind of jerk). During the economic recession, the docks and manufacturers, which were major employers, went into decline and created unemployment and poverty. No ‘soda jerks’ though. How in the new streets of Liverpool One I feel the old, lost, streets beneath them. 144 reviews #3 of 226 Nightlife in Liverpool "The Delightful Shauna served us Coctails all night Smiley and chatty throughout the night, whilst we enjoyed the … Old Liverpool Pubs. I started work in 1958 in 4 Castle St, Cable and Wireless.
2020 Stonegate Pub Company. At the very least the former buildings were there to serve the people of the city rather than to generate income for Grosvenor House. However I do appreciate the fact that the city’s finally done something with that whole area of World War 2 bomb damage. The venue reopened once again shortly after, this time under different ownership, but taking a direction back to the building's original roots of showcasing local live music every night, Eric's can be visited 7 nights a week on Mathew Street.
And would indiscriminately pour the tea over the top of all of them until all the cups were full, a great deal of tea missing and dropping through the holes to who knows where. A great night out for those who want to bop all the way back to when John Travolta first shook his hips and Starsky & Hutch ruled Saturday-night telly. Mathew Street, And don’t much miss them. Was the club in Fenwick Street called the Civil Service club? Liverpool is my home, and I take its well-being personally. All rights reserved. Concert Square Area.
Nevertheless, successful and well-liked though Liverpool One is, I don’t much like it myself and hardly ever go there. Run by Roger Eagle, later of Eric’s, putting rock bands on for us at this boxing stadium. Here on the other side of the world Woolworths was always Woolies but I don’t remember a cafe.
The Detroit Emeralds singing “Feel the need in me”, the O’Jays singing “Love Train” and Gilbert O’Sullivan’s “Get Down”. Failing entirely to see the beauty of the building. It is published by Feeedback.
Later the club reopened as Bradys, to last some 12 months before closing.
I love this post with the fab “four”ty-something photos. But what’s gone is gone. The original venue building was until mid-2011 (see below) part of the local 'trendy' orientated bar/club culture playing contemporary pop/dance music and is still on Mathew Street, which has an annual festival to promote Liverpool music.
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