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Wigan Casino 2nd Anniversary September 23rd 1975

Wigan Casino 2nd Anniversary September 23rd 1975

Playing tracks by

Liberty, JEAN CARTER, Frankie love man crocker, MIRWOOD STRINGS, Skullsnaps and more.

Just nearly one side of a C90 cassette, this is a fantastic snapshot of Wigan Casino in late 1975. The DJ for the first track is Alan Rhodes. His handover to John Vincent at 18:20 on the recording is one of the greatest, most thrilling bits of DJing many of us had ever heard at the time. And still is to this day. I also like this tape as it picks up chat between my old mate John and his pal Cheesy (“Larry Santos aye it?””Nah mate, different version…it’s a wank version that is”). Turn it up loud. I posted this up years ago but it’s not currently available as one of my podcasts.


Andrew Bate

I was there with 4 other soulers from Cambridge. While Roy Hamilton's Craking up Over you will always be the best - Tommy Hunt smashed it with his version, my mate maggot won the dance competion

Steven Paul Taylor-caine

My first visit summer 75 July Aug time. Age 15 just before this anniversary. Awesome! Long story would of made a book or film.

Wayne Proctor

I was there for the socond anniversary great night I remembe :-)

Wayne King

I was eleven. Tapping my feet at home. Just getting into the bug....

Theresa Nolan

brilliant !! takes me back there !!


Uploaded that tape Pete. As I said the quality is pretty dire but the memories are there.


I have a c90 tape from Jan 1976, of similar quality. I have transfered it to cd but it needs a damn good cleaning up. I borrowed a tape recorder from the college, Pluged it into one of the upstairs sockets, then dangled the condensor mike over the balcony. it was torture having to stay by the recorder & not be on the dancefloor for 90 minutes. You can hear clearly my mates returning from the floor to chat with me...just listening to it takes me right back to when I was just a young un'


Was never that brave! Always kept the recorder in my bag. Thought the Casino might get a bit funny about recording but never heard of any problems. Had loads of tapes but most have gone missing over the years. Pity cos as you say listening takes you back.


Was there that night too. Have a tape of the last half hour but quality pretty crap. Won a signed copy of the Tommy Hunt live LP in a comp in Blues and Soul. Still have it somewhere.

Pete Smith (Planet Records)

That's a real shame about it being bad quality, would have loved to have heard that


I also won a signed copy of that album in the B& S comp. I still have it mate.


My mate from school is on the album cover photo. Sat on the stage in a dark shirt with a pattern.

Leon Merrick

was there pete wen tommy hunt was on stage

Janet Lawcock

What do you think of Wigan Casino 2nd Anniversary September 23rd 1975?

Tommy Clowes

i was there there again now listening to this....superb