2 Sep 2007
LONDON : FLAMINGO CLUB and SOHO (source John Firth)
The Flamingo club was one of the clubs in the centre of the imported soul revolution, But it was not the only club. There were several, and each club had it's own unique style - The DJ's played music that was never played anywhere else. There was a record shop in Lisle Street in Soho where you could order imports of the stax/atlantic labels, but you had to pay double to get them. I think that some of the other clubs deserved a mention - i.e the Scene was one of the coolest clubs for mods, at that time, and Le discoteque in Wardour Street was the pioneering ''disco'' and the organisers of ''Ready Steady Go'' used to send their people there to pick the dancers that appeared on the show - because they were so stylish, and knew the latest dance crazes. They changed almost every week. It was great to be part of that phenominal era.