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The Best Wigan Casino Live Tape...Ever

The Best Wigan Casino Live Tape...Ever

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This is easily the greatest Wigan tape that I possess, when I uploaded it to my podcast site about 8 months ago it had over 1000 downloads so no doubt it'll be all over the place now (I've heard some clips from this tape on youtube), the actual tape is another 30 minutes longer than the extract here. Just go to 28:30 on the recording and listen to the intro of Gloria Jones, anyone who went to Wigan will either get shivers down their spine or tears in their eyes, or in my case, both! Recorded by Al Davison in September 1974.


Tina Dutton

wish i could go back to our first house where i left loads of tapes like these in the loft ..i religiously could be found on the balcony by the ladies loos taping least 2 tapes a weekend ..fab times this tape pete x

Paul Bell
Paul Bell

I can almost feel the sweat dripping off the ceiling, I would love to do it all again, ktf


74/75 AND 78/82 were IMHO the best years at the Temple. It lost some faith and soul wheny both were sold to the highest bidder and Messrs Walker/Winstanley decided they needed even more publicity/punters/money and brought in the soddin media even tho we decidedly won the vocal vote. I loved the place with a passion from the 2nd niter to the last and like us all have a head full of times,people,wrongdoings etc but I dont have rose tinted specs on as I also remember the bad times too.

Martynandchristine Ward

5 star memories by the bucket full thanks

Brian Charnock

Thanks for this post Pete dear me some memories on here for all of us

Ursula Richards

Brilliant live recording , mine never turned out as i would be swinging the mike around up on balcony ,memories late 73 -77 , still enjoying going to venues ktf.

Steve Ward

What a tape history in the making thanks for letting me share it I wish we could travel back to them times 74to77/78 for me was the best ever x

Neil Little

iam crying with happiness wondeeeerfull

Gerry Hogan

remember wombat being played on the balcony of mr m`s an running down asking what was that fook it was awesome

Jeremy Perkins

Not been to an nighter for about 6 months about time to go again after listening to this tape. Just shut my eyes and go back in time