76 Club

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The 76 Club
Former names Cambo Club
Address 76 High Street
Location Burton upon Trent, DE14 1LD, United Kingdom
Coordinates 52°48′21″N 01°37′39″W / 52.80583°N 1.62750°W / 52.80583; -1.62750Coordinates: 52°48′21″N 01°37′39″W / 52.80583°N 1.62750°W / 52.80583; -1.62750
Type Nightclub
Genre(s) Rock
Opened 1961[1]
Closed 2000s
Website
http://www.76club.org.uk/

The 76 Club was a nightclub in Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, England. During the 1970s and 1980s, the club featured appearances by well-known emerging rock bands. In 1976, the Sex Pistols recorded their live album Anarchy in the UK: Live at the 76 Club. Other bands that performed at the club include AC/DC, Dire Straits, Judas Priest, Motörhead, Skid Row, Suzi Quatro, Thin Lizzy, and Ultravox.

History[edit]

76 High Street, Burton-on-Trent, began its musical life in the late 1950 when the Mocambo Snack Bar and Cafe opened to provide refreshment for those walking the long walk from the shopping centre to Wetmore Road bus station (and elsewhere). It soon became popular with the emerging groups of teenagers in the town.

By 1960, local entrepreneur Gordon Band ran three business in the town centre offering food and music: the Harlequin Snack Bar at 21/22 Station Street, the Mocambo Snack Bar and Cafe at 76 High Street, and the Cambo Club in premises behind the High Street Cafe. On 1 December 1960 the club reopened transformed into the 76 Club, and at some time later in the High Street cafe became the The Jolly Fryer fish and chip shop.

Concerts (Selected)[edit]

Date Musician(s) Tour Note
1972 concerts
15 September Skid Row -- --
1973 concerts
26 January[2] Thin Lizzy Thin Lizzy tour 1973 --
1975 concerts
29 March[3] Fumble -- --
3 May[4] Judas Priest -- --
1976 concerts
6 August[5] AC/DC UK & Europe Summer Tour --
24 September[6] Sex Pistols -- Left in the form of album Anarchy in the UK: Live at the 76 Club
1977 concerts
20 January [7] Motörhead England 1977 --
1978 concerts
23 June[8] Dire Straits Dire Straits Tour --
1979 concerts
13 April[9] Simple Minds Life In A Day Tour --
1980 concerts
20 March[10] The Lambrettas -- --
6 June[11] Girlschool -- --
22 August[12] White Spirit -- --
5 September[13] Diamond Head Sweet and Innocent Tour --
See also
Friday Night Live Bands 1971 to 1977
Facebook "The 76 Club - Burton On Trent"

The Revival[edit]

Following the success of the 76 Club 50th Anniversary Reunion at Burton Town Hall in November 2011, the 76 Club 're-formed' the following January 2012, promoting local gigs through its website and social media.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nightowlclub Clubs Archive". NightOwlClub - Soul on your mobile. Retrieved 19 February 2010. 
  2. ^ "Thin Lizzy tour 1973". thinlizzyguide.com. Retrieved 19 February 2010. 
  3. ^ "29 Mar 1975 - Burton-on-Trent, 76 Club". Burton Daily Mail. 29 March 1975. Retrieved 19 February 2010Text accessible at the Fumble Website 
  4. ^ "TOUR DATES 1975". Gig list. Judas Priest info page. Retrieved 20 February 2010. 
  5. ^ "1976 : High Voltage Tour". Gig list. h2acdc.com. Retrieved 20 February 2010. 
  6. ^ Cox, Rob (2008-04-09). "Rock This Town". BBC Stoke. BBC. Retrieved 19 February 2010. 
  7. ^ "1977". Gig list. Motörhead official site. Retrieved 20 February 2010. 
  8. ^ "Dire Straits tour 1978". Tours. Canada: Mark Knopfler official site. Retrieved 13 February 2010. 
  9. ^ "SIMPLE MINDS LIVE". Retrieved 19 February 2010. 
  10. ^ "The Complete Gig Guide For Mods". Retrieved 19 February 2010. 
  11. ^ "music-mag-comments". Retrieved 13 March 2013. 
  12. ^ "White Spirit". Sounds. 9 September 1980. Retrieved 19 February 2010. 
  13. ^ "Diamond Head". Sounds. 23 September 1980. Archived from the original on 27 July 2010. Retrieved 19 February 2010. 

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