Wigan Casino | Football and Music

WHEN Keb Darge was a young man living in Elgin, north east Scotland, Saturday meant one thing: the northern soul all-nighter at the Wigan Casino. By Robert Spellman PUBLISHED: 00:01, Mon, Jul 18, 2016 Wigan Casino is fondly remembered as a Northern Soul venue but - as Andrew Vaughan recalls - it also was a heavy rock venue. In late April 1975 Betty Wright gave what many considered to be the best live performance ever seen at the Wigan Casino. She took to the stage at around 3.30am and those that... "Wigan Casino, the Black and White Set". "Wigan Casino, 1975". "Lambretta Outside Wigan Casino". from Northern Soul Art. The prints are entitled -. Wigan’s Chosen Few weren’t a real group and “Footsee” was actually the b-side of an obscure Canadian surf record (apparently such a thing as “Canadian surf” exists too) that was remixed by a DJ at the Wigan Casino who added the football crowd noises and put it out under a made-up name. This isn’t exactly a soul record at all but at the Casino they often played eclectic tunes like Gerry Marshall the buildings lease holder re-invented the run down building as Wigan Casino Club, a cabaret venue. Every Saturday night northern Soul all-nighters were held and famous artist appeared - flow in from the U.S.A. for just one off performances at The Casino Club. The all-nighters ran until 1981, then the site was earmarked for re-development, the building caught fire and A huge tune in the halcyon days of the legendary Wigan Casino, this dance floor filler was recorded by soul musician and bandleader Freddie Chavez. This pressing was rare, touched by latino horns and blessed with rarity. Northern Soul glory. Rate this: Tagged 1968, Freddie Chavez, Northern Soul, Wigan Casino. Type of Sound. Alternative Blues Classical Desert Island Disc Disco Easy Electronica

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