Mecca

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Postby ex mod! » Wed 30 Apr, 2008 1:44 pm

Hi, really interesting comments about the "old mecca". I used to go in the late 60's-early 70's. The bar upstairs at that time was called the keyhole club, and yeah, you had to have an ID card to get in. They sold alcohol! in there, but the bar downstairs at the back of the dance fllor sold juice, coffee etc.

I remember the DJ's at that time, Mick Sheard did upstairs, and I htink there was a Mick, Brett (who was gorgeous) downstairs. Does anybody remember them?

They used to be bands on sometimes on a Wednesday, and Hallowein was always good, with frankenstein and the monsters playing. happy days.
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Postby FLOJO » Sun 20 Jul, 2008 6:14 pm

ex mod! wrote:
Hi, really interesting comments about the "old mecca". I used to go in the late 60's-early 70's. The bar upstairs at that time was called the keyhole club, and yeah, you had to have an ID card to get in. They sold alcohol! in there, but the bar downstairs at the back of the dance fllor sold juice, coffee etc.

I remember the DJ's at that time, Mick Sheard did upstairs, and I htink there was a Mick, Brett (who was gorgeous) downstairs. Does anybody remember them?

They used to be bands on sometimes on a Wednesday, and Hallowein was always good, with frankenstein and the monsters playing. happy days.

Hi Nick I used to go to to the Mecca at the same time and to the keyhole club, Leeds united players at the time were always there Terry Yorath,Mick Bates, Gary Sprake etc,etc. I remember the two Micks we called one little Mick to be able to differ them,also the manager was Tony who was a real ladies man,He went on to be manager at Mecca in the Merrion centre.
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Postby Leeds-lad » Mon 21 Jul, 2008 9:23 pm

I never went to old Mecca,but used to like Mecca in Merrion Centre.
I went in the early 70's plenty of dark corners upstairs where you normally got up to no good with a bit of fluff.A few of us used to go in Bus Uniform straight off a late shift.Can't remember the name of the female singer in the band who went on to join Brotherhood of Man I believe (stevens rings a bell)
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Postby zip55 » Tue 22 Jul, 2008 4:33 am

Leeds-lad wrote:
I never went to old Mecca,but used to like Mecca in Merrion Centre.
I went in the early 70's plenty of dark corners upstairs where you normally got up to no good with a bit of fluff.A few of us used to go in Bus Uniform straight off a late shift.Can't remember the name of the female singer in the band who went on to join Brotherhood of Man I believe (stevens rings a bell)


That would be Sandra Stevens ... born in Leeds.

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Postby loiner99 » Thu 18 Dec, 2014 3:10 pm

FLOJO wroteColonex mod! wrote: Hi, really interesting comments about the "old mecca". I used to go in the late 60's-early 70's. The bar upstairs at that time was called the keyhole club, and yeah, you had to have an ID card to get in. They sold alcohol! in there, but the bar downstairs at the back of the dance fllor sold juice, coffee etc. I remember the DJ's at that time, Mick Sheard did upstairs, and I htink there was a Mick, Brett (who was gorgeous) downstairs. Does anybody remember them? They used to be bands on sometimes on a Wednesday, and Hallowein was always good, with frankenstein and the monsters playing. happy days. Hi Nick I used to go to to the Mecca at the same time and to the keyhole club, Leeds united players at the time were always there Terry Yorath,Mick Bates, Gary Sprake etc,etc. I remember the two Micks we called one little Mick to be able to differ them,also the manager was Tony who was a real ladies man,He went on to be manager at Mecca in the Merrion centre.

Yes I remember,not yery clearly but. When I first started going the mgr was Wilf Preen who was followed by the one you describe As well as Brett and Mick there was Ric Vaughan (who worked in the music business as well) Do you remember Spotty Muldoon and ***** Kutz (cannot remember first name)
Many nights spent dancing around assorted bags and (if you were lucky) smooching to the slowie at the end. Then getting your coat and leaving between those large metal gates to go for the last bus or find your scooter amongst the many parked along Queen Victoria Street.
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