Sunday, April 29, 2012

1960s Raves

Returning to the historic usages of the term 'rave', here's some examples from the1960s.

At the 'Shoreline Club' in Bognor Regis they were promoting 'All Nite Raves' in 1966. The club described itself as 'The only Beatscene on the South Coast' and had a 'Snuggery open all day free to members' (source: The Untamed)




From Sandown (1964 or '65, presumably on Isle of Wight), 'Rave, big new scene tonight' at 'Sandown Town Hall' (source: The Clique)


1965 'All Nite Rave, Midnight to 6 am' at Club Noreik, Tottenham High Road 
(image from White Fang's Who site):




An advert from 1964 for Leo's Cavern Club at the Olympia Ballroom in Reading. Note that on October 13th they were promoting an 'R & B Rave'.


Source: Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere: The Complete Chronicle of the Who 1958-1978 by Andrew Neill abd Matthew Kent (The High Numbers mentioned in the advert were The Who in an early incarnation)


14 comments:

Anonymous said...

I loved the shoreline. Saturday alnighters handfuls of dubbies ( drinamyl). Great times

Anonymous said...

We met people from all over the south of England. We were all blocked & had a great night every Saturday loved it.

Anonymous said...

I would love a photo of the shoreline I loved that club such great times. Oh for one more night and a handful of blues .anyone out there has a photo Please.

Anonymous said...

Have many pics of Bognor Shoreline
Percy 07709 498571

Mike Killick said...

Hi percussion I'd love to have some photos of the shoreline. Have only just read your message.
Mike

Anonymous said...

Be happy to send pictures of the Shoreline to you.
blair.montague-drake@westnet.com.au

Carol turner said...

just stumbled on this sight ,, am desperate for a couple of pics of the shoreline, went there many weekends ,,oh the memories

Terry D Nicholas said...

Hi Phil, just found this info, I am just about to start running shoreline club nights again in Bognor, if you pick this up and can share some pics and memories it would be really helpful.

Txt me Terry 07941 302992

lollipop said...

Was here every weekend......
(when I was supposed to be staying at my friend
Betty's house!)
Sorry Mum & dad....
Partied all night...
left at 8 in the morning,
had full English Breakfast
at the café next door
and beached it all day.
Oh happy days! Mike
Killick...
were you from Southampton/Eastleigh?

Terry D Nicholas said...

Lollipop

You lived the life as a sinful youth, hang onto those memories so many today could never recreate those moments of splendour, even though we do try to keep the spirit alive.

Listening to The Action rite now 😎

Terry

Mike said...

Hi lollipop yes I'm from Southampton/ Eastleigh. I guess I know you or have met you in those great times. Where are you from

Mike said...

Hi lollipop if you come back to this site I would love to know where you are from. I'm sure we must have met would be nice to catch up. I don't suppose you have any photos of the shoreline.
Happy new year 😀

Anonymous said...

Hi lollipop if you come back to this site it would be great to hear from you

shorelineboy said...

Anyone got a photo of the shoreline club . I loved that club would love a picture