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This site was mentioned very early in this thread but no link provided.

 

http://www.edinburghgigarchive.com/page27.htm

 

The very first bit is about the Aquarius

Great site that Stuart. Seeing the various band names on the flyers of the day. One of the bands mentioned (Flowers) bassist Fraser Sutherland has been on TV recently representing Birmingham Uni on University Challenge. Not 100% sure but pretty sure he's a Jambo as well.

 

 

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Start of the 90's...Calton Studios on a Saturday night, Club Solution with DJ The Waxman and Dynamic D MC.

 

Some awesome nights there...I think, from what I can still remember!

Darryl (Dynamic D) always seemed a bit of a Wide boy chancer. Sure he kopped off with Rozalla the night she done The Paradox Club.

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Great site that Stuart. Seeing the various band names on the flyers of the day. One of the bands mentioned (Flowers) bassist Fraser Sutherland has been on TV recently representing Birmingham Uni on University Challenge. Not 100% sure but pretty sure he's a Jambo as well.

 

 

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good spot 'Safety' was in the Flowers went to Forresters and is a mad Hearts fan and all round good egg

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I am Chris and Revolva was the name of the resident disco there (also in the Chameleon in Abercrombie place) I also was a DJ there back in 74. Have many fond memories of great times and great people

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I am Chris and Revolva was the name of the resident disco there (also in the Chameleon in Abercrombie place) I also was a DJ there back in 74. Have many fond memories of great times and great people

Thanks for reply!

 

Four months on!

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Aquarius - 1974

I was only a kid back then, but remember my pals sisters getting done up, going there...... The makeup. :)
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Clouds and Valentino's in the 70's

 

If you couldn't get a pull in those places you must have been hopeless.

 

Great days. Pished on two pints if lager from the Harp Hotel before heading into the town.

 

I never recall any bother either in those places, but no doubt someone can put me right on that if they saw it differently.

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Clouds and Valentino's in the 70's

If you couldn't get a pull in those places you must have been hopeless.

Great days. Pished on two pints if lager from the Harp Hotel before heading into the town.

I never recall any bother either in those places, but no doubt someone can put me right on that if they saw it differently.

Clouds :phface:

 

aka Alton Towers.

 

Tenner to get in and then all the rides are free.

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Clouds and Valentino's in the 70's

If you couldn't get a pull in those places you must have been hopeless.

Great days. Pished on two pints if lager from the Harp Hotel before heading into the town.

I never recall any bother either in those places, but no doubt someone can put me right on that if they saw it differently.

lived a hundred yards from them..

 

Never much into clouds, went to auction sales there, ..... Loved going to hoochy coochy and the mamba club...mid 80s. Valentino's had class...I was pretty underage, but girls had great makeup. Very beautiful to a teenager..

 

Cinderellas was my dream night out mid 80s..........really beautiful women...

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lived a hundred yards from them..

Never much into clouds, went to auction sales there, ..... Loved going to hoochy coochy and the mamba club...mid 80s. Valentino's had class...I was pretty underage, but girls had great makeup. Very beautiful to a teenager..

Cinderellas was my dream night out mid 80s..........really beautiful women...

Some of your stuff Huey is actually quite cool mate :thumb:

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Always laughed at fire island, princes street, back in the day... We were school kids, thought gays funny like john Inman...

 

One of my best pals,since primary, not feminine, came out to his folks and us about ten years ago.....said he went there... To be fair disco music was brilliant...looking back....................

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Always laughed at fire island, princes street, back in the day... We were school kids, thought gays funny like john Inman...

One of my best pals,since primary, not feminine, came out to his folks and us about ten years ago.....said he went there... To be fair disco music was brilliant...looking back....................

The Laughing Duck.

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Some of your stuff Huey is actually quite cool mate :thumb:

cheers, Morgan. My pal chic who I worked in the doctors, he had a girlfriend who was stunningly georgeous, ..Debby harry class...

 

Well her and other girls turned up 11 pm plus, on Saturday nights..that was when pubs closed 12 pm ... Got a Joe straight to cinderellas.. The girls working in mini skirts.....Fiona from st tams like me worked there....

 

 

Falling in love was part of 80s life........ The pictures were gruesome. :)

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The Laughing Duck.

The laughing duck I think was a pub, In The new town....for posh folk, like champagne Charlie's.....the gay folk...

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Just watching boy George on bbc4 ...its a miracle...

 

Getting suited up in a top shop suit.......all on that credit card..so 80s

 

As someone coming back from the big C......

 

I wish everyone the best.......

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Clouds and Valentino's in the 70's

 

If you couldn't get a pull in those places you must have been hopeless.

 

Great days. Pished on two pints if lager from the Harp Hotel before heading into the town.

 

I never recall any bother either in those places, but no doubt someone can put me right on that if they saw it differently.

The Harp hotel was ruined by those ruffians from Clermiston. :D

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The laughing duck I think was a pub, In The new town....for posh folk, like champagne Charlie's.....the gay folk...

Laughing Duck was indeed a gay pub.

 

Champagne Charlie's however, wasn't. In fact, we left from there in 1996 for the league cup final at Parkhead. It was a great bar in its day but unfortunately there was a large amount of Rangers fans drank in there. It's owner used to have the Illicit Still at Tollcross and there's no way he would have ran a gay bar!

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Just watching boy George on bbc4 ...its a miracle...

Getting suited up in a top shop suit.......all on that credit card..so 80s

As someone coming back from the big C......

I wish everyone the best.......

Sorry to hear that Huey :2thumbsup:

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The Harp hotel was ruined by those ruffians from Clermiston. :D

Used to be carnage on a Sunday afternoon after we played football. We used to go for a pint after playing it was mayhem as it was the only place open and attracted the ruffians.

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Outer Limits (Tollcross), Revolution (Lothian Road), Cinderella's St Stephens Street Stockbridge , Red Hot Pepper Club (Semple Street), Pipers (Lothian Road had a bad reputation so avoided) if I recall someone got stabbed here in the 80's.  Annabels (The owners daughter was murdered on the premises), Centuary 2000 {Lothian Road) The Pub (Rose Street),  Buster Browns (Market Street).

My top 3 were 

1) Cinderellas Rockerfellas

2) Outer Limits

3) Red Hot Pepper Club

 

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Used to go to Trancelucent at the Venue on Friday nights. Late 90's early 2000. It took over the spot that Pure left behind.

 

Decent night and not much to get in.

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On 22/07/2017 at 22:36, hueyview said:

Always laughed at fire island, princes street, back in the day... We were school kids, thought gays funny like john Inman...

 

One of my best pals,since primary, not feminine, came out to his folks and us about ten years ago.....said he went there... To be fair disco music was brilliant...looking back....................

 

Fire Island was also the West End Club 

they had some amazing acts on in their time Devine etc

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The White Cockade

Went to Cinderella's , Rumours, Buster Browns and Mad Hatters fairly frequently back in the day

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15 minutes ago, joe.gausden said:

Was that not the name between Bobby Magees and Edgars? Rose street lane

Don’t think so. I thought Fagins was an upstairs place in Shandwick Place.

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19 minutes ago, butch said:

Further up the road from nobles .heading towards leith walk it's now the chop house 

In that case, I don’t know!  Sorry.

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2 minutes ago, Morgan said:

Don’t think so. I thought Fagins was an upstairs place in Shandwick Place.

I can only remember that as Walkers

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Just now, joe.gausden said:

I can only remember that as Walkers

I don’t even remember a place called Walkers !

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1 hour ago, jb102 said:

Topo's

 

That was the place with the phones on the tables wasn’t it?

 

Anyway, I was meaning before that.  Any idea?  Thanks.

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25 minutes ago, Morgan said:

That was the place with the phones on the tables wasn’t it?

 

Anyway, I was meaning before that.  Any idea?  Thanks.

Aquarius I think.Before my time.

Now The Citrus Club if my vague recollection is still current.

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Just now, jb102 said:

Aquarius I think.Before my time.

Now The Citrus Club if my vague recollection is still current.

Aquarius is the correct answer!

 

Thanks jb :thumbsup:

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2 hours ago, Morgan said:

I don’t even remember a place called Walkers !

Oh Morgan!!! Cant remember Walkers dear dear

Quite a place - had more fires than Towering Inferno !!!

 

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59 minutes ago, Morgan said:

Aquarius is the correct answer!

 

Thanks jb :thumbsup:

Regular haunt of mine, loved the place - pie on a plate at ten so they could stay open late!!!!

Can you remember (its maybe been mentioned before) a club on Rose street lane (I think), you went down a flight of brightly lit steps to the club in the basement.

 

Cant for the life of me remember the name - help please Mr expert?

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25 minutes ago, merrymac said:

Regular haunt of mine, loved the place - pie on a plate at ten so they could stay open late!!!!

Can you remember (its maybe been mentioned before) a club on Rose street lane (I think), you went down a flight of brightly lit steps to the club in the basement.

 

Cant for the life of me remember the name - help please Mr expert?

Flannigans?

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5 minutes ago, merrymac said:

Thanks Mate!!!

 

That has been driving me crazy for years ?!!

Full of posers(poseurs)like me when I was 16!

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18 minutes ago, systemx said:

Flannigans?

That’s not what I would have said!  I thought Flanagans was at the West Port end of Bread Street!  What am I thinking of?  Just beside the big St. Cuthberts store?

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1 hour ago, merrymac said:

Oh Morgan!!! Cant remember Walkers dear dear

Quite a place - had more fires than Towering Inferno !!!

 

Where was Walkers Mac?  On the same side of Shandwick Place as the Grosvenor bar or on the other side?

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48 minutes ago, merrymac said:

Regular haunt of mine, loved the place - pie on a plate at ten so they could stay open late!!!!

Can you remember (its maybe been mentioned before) a club on Rose street lane (I think), you went down a flight of brightly lit steps to the club in the basement.

 

Cant for the life of me remember the name - help please Mr expert?

Do you remember the Galloping Major Mac?

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5 minutes ago, Morgan said:

Where was Walkers Mac?  On the same side of Shandwick Place as the Grosvenor bar or on the other side?

Just towards Princes Street from the Grovenor upstairs.

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5 minutes ago, Morgan said:

Do you remember the Galloping Major Mac?

Remember the name but not the location

 

Burnt Post was one of my usuals, then round to Aquarius.

 

Them were the days.!!

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