Friday, April 3, 2015

Coventry Discos in the 1970's

Coventry Discos in the 1970's

Some of these are entries or adverts from various issues of Hobo 1973 - 5 or material collected or from other sources.

From Hobo Issue 2 - August 1973 - Some places to go column.

"Mondays - Stereo progressive Disco, Boatyard, Gosford Street, Coventry  7.30 pm 10p."

Golem Disco
Rock, Soul etc. Dave Thomas, 56, Grafton Street, Coventry. (Advertised in Hobo Issue 3 February 1974 as below).



CAESARS DISCO
Monday, Thursday and Sunday. Over 21's Weddington Hotel, Weddington Rd. Nuneaton.
( Mentioned in the Whatz On in  in Hobo Issue 3 February 1974)

APOLLO CLUB, Tree Tops, Foleshill Road, Coventry. Monday Nights - DJ Pete Waterman.
(Mentioned in the Whatz On in  in Hobo Issue 3 February 1974 and in April 1974)

PETE WATERMAN'S SOUL CLUB at the Tree Tops, Foleshill Road, Coventry. Thursday Nights.
(Mentioned in the Whatz On in  in Hobo Issue 3 February 1974). By April 1974 it was called Soul Explosion (Hobo Whatz On April 1974)

TREE TOPS Foleshill Road, Coventry, Disco Monday nights - funky, soul pop, reggae with Tom Martin, Jeff Carvell and Mark Brown. From Hobo Whatz on July 1974.


TIFFANY'S (Formerly the Locarno). Monday and Friday nights disco with Philly Phreak PETE WATERMAN. From Hobo Whatz On July 1974.

CHARTERHOUSE DISCO - Pete Waterman and Mark Brown star in the ship shape disco at the Charterhouse, Terry Road, Coventry. Friday nights. (Mentioned in the Whatz On in  in Hobo Issue 3 February 1974). By April 1974, it was called Jolly Roger Disco (Hobo Whatz On April 1974).
The Charter House, Terry Road, Coventry.


BECKETTS - Chase Inn, Coleshill Road, Chapel End, Nuneaton. Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.. Top live bands and intimate Disc Jockey's. with Dream Disco Lighting. Craig Ward DJ (of Sunshine Music Agency, Gulson Road Coventry.).
(Mentioned in the Whatz On in  in Hobo Issue 3 February 1974)


















CLIMAX Disco with DJ Malvin Preece. Coventry Precinct. Sunday Nights.
(Mentioned in the Whatz On in  in Hobo Issue 3 February 1974)

SOUNDS OF VENUS DISCO - 59, Craven Street, Coventry, 57347 / 89795
(Advertised in Hobo Issue No 3, February 1974 - small ad)
Also COVEN 74 at the Radford - Progressive music with Sounds of Venus Disco - From Hobo Whatz On April 1974.

MAD MART'S MAGNIFICENT MUSIC MACHINE
322, Hipswell Highway, Coventry 455033.
(Advertised in Hobo Issue No 3, February 1974 - small ad)

HOT AIR DISCO 
66, Ivy Bridge Road, Coventry 411746
(Advertised in Hobo Issue No 3, February 1974 - small ad)

MARVEL LIGHTING AND DISCO
Paul Hooper (Ex Indian Summer) Coventry 75769
(Advertised in Hobo Issue No 3, February 1974 - small ad and full ad in Issue 4 1974)



SKELETON DISCO
Alistair Paul - Coventry 75721.

ACE DISCO at the Thistle, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. (In Hobo Whatz On April 1974)

OLD BALL DISCO at the Old Ball, Ball Inn. Rock n Roll. Monday nights. (From Hobo Whatz On April 1974)

The WALSGRAVE Disco and bands - Mondays and Tuesdays - From Hobo Whatz On April 1974.

CLOUDS DISCO at Courtauld's Social Club. From Hobo Whatz On April 1974.

Below, advert from hobo Magazine 1974 - colourised.


CLOUDS DISCO at the Sportsman's Arms, Allesley, Coventry,  Sunday nights. From Hobo Whatz On July 1974.

BIG SOUNDS DISCO at the Bear Inn, High Street Coventry. (Hobo Whatz On April 1974). Possibly Silk Disco. Friday Nights. in July 1974 issue of Hobo, it was on Friday nights.

GULLIVERS  Rock and Progressive Music - Friday nights at the Sportsman's Arms, Coventry. (Hobo Whatz On April 1974).

STEAM PACKET Tree Tops, Foleshill Road, Coventry. New Rock Venue with Heavy Disco. Featuring the best in Live Bands. 55p Students 25p. Direct Enterprises. (Hobo Whatz On April 1974.)

GOLDEN CROSS - Disco upstairs with John Bargent (Bow), Moonraker Disco. Hobo Whatz on April 1974.John was a co founder of Hobo with me in 1973. He ran Roguestar Promotions then (separate post on them coming up soon). he was also road manager for Khayyam (Coventry Jazz Rock outfit) on their European tour in the autumn of 1973. 


GLADE SOUNDS - They did the disco in 1974 for Coventry Technical College Student Union Gigs. More on those gigs on the post about Cov tech college gigs on here.

RADFORD HOTEL Wednesday disco - Soul and funky with Tom Martin and Jeff Carvell.

CHUMS Thursday Rock, prog disco by Silk (see separate post for them on here). High Street Coventry. From Hobo Whatz On July 1974.

BAGINTON SOUL EXPLOSION Thursday nights at the The Baginton Oak, Baginton Village, Coventry, with Pete Waterman.

Mr. GEORGE'S NIGHTCLUB Friday night with Pete Waterman.


ANTELOPE Motorcycle Club, Butts, Coventry. DJ's Tom Martin and Jeff Carvell. Tuesday nights - Rock n Roll. also Thurs, Sat, Sun Soul and Pop.

STRANGE DISCO AND LIGHTSHOW 
Advertised in Hobo small ads in 1974. Si Cook and Little John. This is the original info sheet that gave Hobo.

THE VILLAGE - COLIN CAMPBELL
The Colin Campbell has a long history as part of the Coventry Music Scene right up to the present. In 1970 the upstairs room played host to the Village Disco and gigs with Top Prog DJ Malv Preece.


From Broadgate Gnome 1970

Advert from Hobo Magazine 1974.

Advert from Hobo Magazine in 1974

CONTACT DISCO - Alan Clark 1974.


Below, Advert in Hobo Magazine 1974


St. Osburg's Hall, Coventry with Desmond Dekker 9th August 1974 

Spode Sounds - Mobile Disco, Coventry 1974

Patatheque Promotions Coventry 1974

Discos took place at the weekends in The Jaguar, Tally Ho and the The Dive Bar (Lady Godiva) 1972 onwards.

Axis Disco - Mercers Arms - Henry's Blues House session 1971

Boatyard - Stereo Progresive Disco - Hand in Heart, Far Gosford Street.

Covern, Hare and Squirrel, New Union Street, 1972 - Rock Disco

Coven 74 club.Radford Hotel. Progressive music with Sounds of Venue Disco Weds 1974

Thursday nights 1972 Mandy's at the Royal Naval Club, Top Prog Gigs supported by The T. F. Much Disco. 

Imperial Hotel Rugby. Dream Disco and lights.

Trocadero, Weston Hall, Bulkington. Silk Disco Mon / Tues. 

Purple Haze Disco - Steve and Al Varney (bass player with Fission). Mostly based at the Coventry Arts Umbrella Club prior to 1972. Also same outfit known variously as Alisterpeda (with Pete Webb).



Discos at the Lanch Poly.
Count Down at the Baginton Oak 1972

















(Work in progress - to be continued)


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