the blue gardenia

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Postby LS1 » Sat 15 Mar, 2008 7:59 pm

dont suppose you sold it on ebay recently, probably me who bought it if so! - got to keep it in the family!
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Postby dustyfingers » Mon 17 Mar, 2008 10:28 am

'when the work is thru' was the title , it was sold for charity a year or so ago.
did Christie have a follow up hit hit with 'San Bernadino' after 'Yellow river'
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Postby zip55 » Mon 17 Mar, 2008 10:33 am

Lulu's as well as BG's was popular with the mods. It was on Boar Lane I think, downstairs.
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Postby LS1 » Mon 17 Mar, 2008 12:55 pm

dustyfingers wrote:
'when the work is thru' was the title , it was sold for charity a year or so ago.
did Christie have a follow up hit hit with 'San Bernadino' after 'Yellow river'


Think he did. He has a website http://www.yellowriver.0catch.com/ where you can listen to some of the tracks also.

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Blue Gardenia "The BG"

Postby loiner99 » Thu 18 Dec, 2014 3:29 pm

dustyfingers wroteColoni am researching this coffee bar that was off boar lane opposite the el toro. the basement had live bands , the outer limits played there regularly and i have heard the four tops and rod stewart with long john baldry performed there too. upstairs was a gambling club and the caff' was sandwiched in between.there is a restaurant called Room where the BG, as it was known, stands now.i would be grateful for any info/memories or stories related to this venue.

Did you ever finish your BG project ?
I frequented the BG in the 60s and whilst it was not a Hilton it was a second home to many of us. Unfortunately it did not make nillionaires out of the owners as weoften made one coffee/coke last all day but the evenings were special with their live music nights. Eveyone crammed in to the little cellar room
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Postby valetta varsity » Thu 26 Feb, 2015 8:16 pm

LS1 wroteColonMy Uncle was in the Outer Limits, with Jeff Christie. Does anyone else remember them at all?

hiya i used to frequent the Gardenia regularly in the sixties,The Outer Limits were always gigging there .i remember their drummer had really long sideburns ,you were so close to the stage in those days. Jeff Christie was a striking figure with his centre part mod hair, he lived on Scott Hall road nat the Meanwood end , used to often see him loading the group gear into their vehicle as i worked over that way then. happy days ,.
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Re: the blue gardenia

Postby Benny » Fri 22 Jan, 2016 10:31 pm

I know this is a very old item that I am answering. But then I am a very old person now ,
Used to go to BG club a thousand years ago in 1960s to listen to soul and Dance in the basement,
meet with the girls after at the corn exchange to go to party's or park outside the old Mecca and wait for the girls,,
Remember most of the old places like the King Charles although some starting to get a bit misty as age creeps on,
Have to stop now as my carer will be checking on me and as in the past all things are possible,
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Postby tyke bhoy » Sat 23 Jan, 2016 9:29 am

Welcom Benny, I hope you manage to avoid the carer often enough to post again
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Re: the blue gardenia

Postby Benny » Sat 23 Jan, 2016 12:14 pm

Sorry about my post saying king George it was the King Charles pub we used to drink at not discounting the wine bar ect ect ect
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Re: well I remember it well, over in one corner stood a pin ball machine , no booze served. Downstairs was small stage S

Postby Haircut » Sun 21 Feb, 2016 9:02 am

dustyfingers wroteColoni am researching this coffee bar that was off boar lane opposite the el toro. the basement had live bands , the outer limits played there regularly and i have heard the four tops and rod stewart with long john baldry performed there too. upstairs was a gambling club and the caff' was sandwiched in between.there is a restaurant called Room where the BG, as it was known, stands now.i would be grateful for any info/memories or stories related to this venue.

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